Dreams are imaginary images of what we hope will become reality. If you can imagine or dream it, it will one day be realized. Lively imaginations are essential to living a fulfilled life. Where would we be without extreme imagination? Sending a man to the moon encompasses great imaginary vision. This was so extreme that even after decades and many successes some are still doubting that the journey was ever made. I know, I have lively imaginations. I have dreamt of things that might seems far fetch to others; however, imagination is a healthy part of living and a stabilizer to our sanity.
Have you ever been on a journey wondering around when all of a sudden you are sidetracked by something in the corners of your eyes that makes you wonder. You aren’t trying to be too super sensitive; the more you thought about it, you concluded it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, so you trod along. That image seems to live on in the sub conscious. Moving along you ponder, then you ask yourself; was it just my imagination or was it a reality? The truth is, you might never know because there was no one there to confirm your sense of sight or feeling so you moved along. This was the breathing ground for what would be something interesting.
I am looking at the lyrics of this song that was sung years ago by the Temptations. The more I thought of it, the more I tried to analyze what I believe led to the origin of the lyrics. I can see a lot of artistry, self indulgence and deep solitude as the writer trusted himself into the very Midst of the dialog.
“Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by; I say to myself you’re such a lucky guy. To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true. Out of all the fellows in the world she belongs to me.” That was really daring and filled with confidence even if it was in his subconscious mind. He owned the scene and placed himself in the moment where he would take control.
“But it was just my imagination Runnin away with me. It was just my imagination runnin away with me. Soon we’ll be married and raise a family (oh yeah) A cozy little home out in the country with two children maybe three.” With such consciousness getting that deep into the moment of thinking he was there in that moment was truly genius, sinking deep into a well of the subconscious and looking into the future of what life for him could be. “It was just his imagination running away with him.” He lived for that moment even if it was just a dream.
He continued; “I tell you I can visualize it all. This couldn’t be a dream for too real it all seems. But it was just my imagination once again runnin away with me; Tell you it was just my imagination runnin away with me.”
We have all been there in that place and that moment when we wanted our dreams to become a reality. Have you ever been that desperate? You become infatuated with your dreams even though you know actuality is far beyond reality. Many have gone this way only to lose it mentally because they see it as actuality, they pursue the impossible and got thrown off course not being able to regain a sense of reality. They never took the time to analyze even though it was just their imagination.
“Every night on my knees I pray, dear Lord, hear my plea. Don’t ever let another take her love from me or I would surely die. Her love is heavenly, when her arms enfold me I hear a tender rhapsody, but in reality she doesn’t even know me.” Wow! Pure artistry. A classic that will outlast the test of time!!
“Just my imagination once again runnin away with me. Tell you it was just my imagination runnin away with me No, no, I can’t forget her. Just my imagination once again runnin; way with me. Just my imagination runnin away with me.” Can’t you see, it was just my imagination!