A million dreams!

 iArtDaily Challenge Day 15



Today is the midpoint of the #iartdaily challenge. The prompt is via a YouTube video: “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman.” In an earlier blog post I talked about my aversion to anything circus-y, but this song spoke to me. The lyrics:

A Million Dreams
I close my eyes and I can see
The world that’s waiting up for me
That I call my own
Through the dark, through the door
Through where no one’s been before
But it feels like home
They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy
They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind
I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy
We can live in a world that we design
‘Cause every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make
There’s a house we can build
Every room inside is filled
With things from far away
The special things I compile
Each one there to make you smile
On a rainy day
They can


Here’s what I’ve been dreaming about. Prison reform, creating facilities where true rehabilitation and reconciliation can take place, where abuse does not, where staff model integrity and respect, where prisoners have opportunities to participate in programs that will build skills for a successful re-entry into the community, where there is justice from start to finish.

We are far from this today in this country, while many other countries have a system much closer to what I envision.

It’s not hard. Clearly the money is there. It’s a change in mindset to one which values everyone, including those who have broken a law, which believes no one is beyond redemption.

“A million dreams is all it’s gonna take.”

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