(Part 1 in a series of "Things I Strive For As A Writer.")
First, watch this video:
When I first saw this, I had a few reactions.
1. These guys are batsh*t crazy.
2. This has to be some kind of joke.
3. "Sport"? Really?
4. That takes GUTS.
Whether it's real or not I don't know, but the principle is so fascinating to me. It's almost as crazy as someone finding the end of a rainbow, you know? But for the sake of this post, I'm pretending it's real.
More than anything, I admire their confidence, their belief in the impossible, and their determination to TRY. Even in the face of probably a lot of criticism and mocking. (I mean, c'mon, the jokes here are endless if you start thinking about it.)
Writing takes guts. It takes courage to sit down and create a story, a world, out of nothing. Especially when it feels like it'll never happen, that you're wasting your time, or that it's impossible. Especially when people are out there just waiting to criticize your work, your crazy dream. Sometimes the hardest part is simply believing that you can.
I want guts like these water running dudes. I want to wake up and think, "Hmm, today maybe I'll walk on water, or perhaps I'll find the end of a rainbow, or maybe I'll write the best scene of my life."
Sure, I'd sound crazy, but I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. When you reach for your dreams, you always end up a little better off than if you never reached at all. The world has enough cynics, I think, and not enough dreamers.