Tread softly because you tread on my dreams


William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet who still lives in the hearts of millions. He was one reason Irish literature became a driving force of the 20th century, and was a Nobel prize winner in Literature.


The words above are an excerpt from The Cloths of Heaven, a small poem that is much quoted. I’ve heard of marriage ceremonies use it as vows, and declarations of love throughout the century.


Why is such a declaration needed? Are we so callous of our fellow man that we need caution them to be kind to us? It seems so.


There is a certain age in which each person realizes that their acts have consequences to others. This age may be different for each person. Some get it very early, even around age 10. Others don’t get it until they are well into middle age. Perhaps some people never realize this truth. For those people, I am sorry. Knowing that you can affect someone else – for good or for bad – is a basic ingredient to our own humanity. That which gives us kindness and compassion makes us human.




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– Legacy of Hunger

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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2 comments on “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
  1. Beautifully written, well said and I love WB Yeats!! 🙂

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