Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blogging From A to Z - D is for Dad, Dreams, Dance

Welcome to the It's A Wonderful Blog's Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge. For this challenge, I will post every day in April (except for Sundays) about topics related to the Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart film, It's a Wonderful Life.

Dads rock. They can fix anything...even flowers. They know the answers to life's most difficult questions. They listen rationally to your crazy ideas, and sometimes even agree with them. At least mine does.

Everybody has dreams. We fight for them, we plan for them. We yearn for them. We...DREAM about them.

George Bailey had dreams. They involved anchor chains, plane motors and train whistles. They involved Venezuelan oil fields and working across on a cattle boat. None of those dreams happened.

In time, George came to realize that you don't have to leave Bedford Falls to find adventure.

Oyes Oyes Oyes! It was the Charleston contest that allowed George and Mary to reconnect. We hadn't seen Mary since she was a little girl, professing her love for George over the soda shop counter. As adults and high school graduates, if they want to chat, they have to dance together.

Both Mary and George admitted that they couldn't dance. Yet they still gave it the ole' college try and got jiggy with it. And somehow, they managed to win the competition.

The question is, why did they win? Were they better than they thought? Or did they win because they were oblivious to the world around them, which caused them to take an unplanned swim and inspired an entire gym full of teens and adults to jump in the drink, as well?

What do you think?

How cool is your dad? Tell us about him.

What is your dream?

Did they really win, or did they win because they were good sports?

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