The Cost of One’s Dream

“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn’t hear the music”


In The Alchemist, no one else could hear the music of Santiago’s personal legend when he was pursing it, too.

Maybe, the pursuit of one’s wildest dreams and destination is meant to be a lonely one.

Maybe, when—and only when—one can overcome all obstacles, including their own solitude and desire for approval and belonging, can one fully become.

Would It Be Worth It, to You?

To arrive at your dream, at the talus of the world, warmed by the sun and shrouded by the wind, yet completely alone?


Author: Andie Untamed✨

Just a sojourner of this great big world, humbled and awe-inspired by its effulgence

10 thoughts on “The Cost of One’s Dream”

  1. The best decisions are often lonely ones. Many times, the only solace one has with conformity is that they have a plentiful supply of people to suffer with them. Still, maybe it’s for the best. Like lactose, not everyone can handle solitude.

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      1. At one point in my life I thought the same but discovered years later my intolerance was due to antibiotics I was taking which impaired my gut health.


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