These Dreams

“Ever since I was four years old, I loved making people smile, making them think, making them feel good, feel some kind of emotion.”


“The critics had an image of me, and they wouldn’t accept any other…I was a cartoon character. A joke.”


As she was doing some research, Mandy realized she just might have a few things in common with Ann-Margret.

She always had a way of making people smile.  People thought Mandy was a smart and pretty little girl.  But that’s the only image they have of her.  Nothing more.  She was not able to grow.  She became a joke over the year….She still is.  These dreams…

Dreams of long ago.  Mandy once dreamed she’d be someone.  She can’t even get noticed, so how the heck can she be someone?

Mandy was giving up on Facebook.  She was giving up on something.

No one cared about what she posted.  They only care to tag her in their posts.  No one cared what Mandy ever had to say, but she was expected to care about what everyone else has to say.

OK…she gets it.

Last Sunday, Mandy signed off on FB.  Not that anyone noticed.  And she only went back on earlier that day because her husband posted a video he wanted her to see.

Mandy feels she doesn’t belong here.  She feels she belongs somewhere beyond time and space.

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4 thoughts on “These Dreams

  1. I hope the time away from FB gives you the opportunity you need to re – charge and reassess where you are and where you want to be.
    Be someone to yourself, care about what you do and just let the rest fall into place.
    Sometimes we can hold onto a dream so tightly we kill it. It’s important to know when to let go. It doesn’t mean the dream or dreaming is finished. By giving our dreams space and rest we give them room to grow or change if need be.

    Wishing you all the best
    Tiki 🙂 💟

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    1. I was doing so good. I was off for a week and a day…SMH LOL. But you’re right! That place can be very depressing. I’m glad to stay away except for the writing prompts.

      I just hope Mandy learns that lesson too!!! 🙂


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      1. It is hard to stay away from FB especially when there are people or groups that bring you back. Moderation is the key because yeah like you said it can be very depressing. I try and stay away as much as possible.
        I’m sure Mandy and you will find the right balance with time.
        Tiki 💙

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      2. Thanks. I’m sure hoping so. I’ve been busy making a few changes. It’s always a scary thing especially when you’re putting yourself out there.

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