As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Profound lyrics from a song that sings about a circus clown snowman.
For my whole life I let this stanza go unnoticed, never giving it the consideration it deserves. But as I prepare to take on a new job after the holidays, I can’t help but dwell on these lines.
Just unpack it a little. Conspire. Dream. Face. Make [plans]. These are powerful verbs, full of intent. It reminds me that though it’s totally cool to take time and lounge by that fire, that time should be spent getting geared up and ready to enter actions with boldness. Unafraid.