365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 102: Somewhere Over The Rainbow… REALLY?


I told you before that I do not believe in taboos. Well, I don’t. And I don’t like them because they create misunderstanding and fear. So, may I dismantle (you know, as in rip to shreds) this famous song?

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.”

The skies are blue right here and right now, not somewhere over a rainbow.

Dreams come true right here and right now, now over imaginary rainbows!

The reason why I want to rip to pieces this song is because I believe that our culture has evolved on concepts like the ones sold in the famous “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. We were raised to believe that life will be good once we get that degree, that car, that relationship, that job, that particular raise, etc, etc, etc.

Can you see where the problems start? We are trained to race towards goals and achievements and the next big thing. And as we are doing that, WE ARE MISSING OUR LIVES! Can you tell how bothered I am about this?

This very song, these very lyrics… what do they actually teach? That you can dare dream somewhere over a rainbow, but not right here and right now. Maybe this might seem far fetched to you, but it is not.

Every single day is a GIFT. Every single day is unique and it will never come back. Even in the darkest of times, there is the healing to be shared.

Why dream of a rainbow that once you manage to find (in a lullaby to be precise) allows you to dare to dream? Why not reach high right now? Why not dare right now?

Why not be happy right in this very moment? Why not look for the beauty of life, even when it seems that there is none?

You see, if we continue to think that dreams come true somewhere over a rainbow, we’ll never dare to dream.

Wayne Dyer says:

“I am realistic. I expect miracles.”

Please be realistic: expect miracles. You are capable of allowing them into your life. But do it here and now, not somewhere in the future, over a rainbow.



2 thoughts on “365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 102: Somewhere Over The Rainbow… REALLY?

  1. Hi Rucsandra,
    I have enjoyed reading your posts for the past few days; especially because they brought me back to my present moment.
    I see somewhere over the rainbow a little differently than you.
    I feel the message is a lesson in learning to dream BIG and reach for the SKY or always looking for more . In other words, it is good to imagine big things for ourselves before we make them happen. I am talking about love or financial freedom or whatever goals we make for ourselves.
    Somewhere over the rainbow can be today, tomorrow or whenever we are ready to make our life EVEN BETTER.
    That was always my feeling when I think about “somewhere over a rainbow”.
    It always gives me hope 🙂

  2. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for reading my posts and for commenting on this one.

    Everything you say is absolutely true: it is good to imagine our lives getting better, and in fact our actions to transform spring out from our contemplating the possibility of change.So I am on the same page with you on this one.

    My internal experience with this song is very different than yours; to me it always felt like the opposite of hope, which is resignation. But this is how art, in all its forms, touches us: in different ways, with varied hues and stirring varied feelings.

    Thank you,

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