Dreams are Made with Beads and Strings

Dreamcatchers filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear. Some consider the dreamcatcher a symbol of unity among the various Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nation cultures.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher).

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Some of the dreamcatchers made to order by friends.

My fascination with dreamcatchers started when I was a freshman in highschool when my cousin bought one and hanged it at our apartment’s bedroom door. Then the hobby of making them began when a friend in college gave me a personalized one (he made it actually).

Then I studied every detail on making the perfect web.

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And the first time was OK. I mean for a starter, this is so hard..

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As what everybody says “practice makes perfect…but not too perfect”.

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Over the years, I have accepted orders from friends for to be given as gifts and this is the first time I will publish them so I may get some reactions I will not state any name.

Needless to say, my parents were very supportive with my hobbies.

These hobbies had taken me out of my shell, I was a pessimist, a negative thinker. Most of the time I am alone, traveling, eating, discovering new things in life. People’s first impression sometimes hit me hard; they would say that I am strict, “mataray”, rich!???(rich in fat content)and too intelligent for them (wag!di naman ako matalino..sinong nagsabi???).

Things change and we need to move on with it. I have met and interact with different kinds of people and discovered that I am flexible and adaptive and how it takes ample time and guts to cope with these new acquaintances. But to tell you the truth,few of them became my friends. I need not to be choosy of whom I shall be with but some are. Truthfully speaking, why bother being with a non famous, fat, nerdy kid anyway? I am not being sarcastic or anything just reiterating the fact. Hate me for this but I know that you know what I am talking about. I am not pleading or regretting any of these. And let me ask you, are you happy??? With all the glamour, the spotlight, the money and the fame??

Why and how connect these things with the dreamcatcher?

Making them takes a lot of patience, creativity and passion, just like making friends and pursuing dreams.

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The ring is you as a whole, the strings are your life struggles with others intertwining and connecting, the beads are your achievements: they maybe big or small, many or few, full of colors and hue, they’ll mark your life visibly one at a time. And once the dreamcatcher is done, you can fully see how it was made and how it become, a masterpiece unified into one.

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