A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Casual Fridays: You may say I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one.

Hi guys. It's Britt 
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about dreams. 

Last week I was in conversation with someone I'd just met. He asked me what I do, and I told him I'm a writer. He said that he used to write but doesn't anymore. When I asked why not, he gave me a long list of practical reasons. Then, later in our conversation, he sighed and said: "I really wish I was still writing."

We've all got things our hearts long for. I dream of becoming a best-selling author who flies airplanes in her spare time and makes a mean pie crust.

Do you remember the public journal project I did a few months ago?

I thought I'd "ask the audience" once again. I wrote the question: "What do you dream of doing?" on a piece of paper and taped it and a pen to a post outside my apartment. And this is what people said: 

I dream of moving to Paris
I dream of living on a tropical island 
I dream of changing our food systems
I dream of motorcycling across Europe 
I dream of building a cabin in the woods 
I dream of falling passionately in love. 

Seriously. This is what people really wrote.

Paris. Love. Changing the world. 

Not a single practical thing among them. 
What do you think? What do you dream of doing?  Write em' down and share them here.

Have a limitless weekend, story-makers. See you back here on Monday.  


  1. I dream of a world where equality, humanity and compassion reign over greed, self-interest, and fear.

  2. Wow, Jenn. Those are some mighty fine dreams!