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Garth Penglase

Who’s Watering Your Dream Seeds?

“Go to Paris, my dear”, my workmate Wanda uttered as we waited for the lights to change. I was considering travel options for my upcoming holiday and her suggestion stopped me in my tracks. Paris? I stood, transfixed, on that Fifth Avenue corner, opposite Tiffany & Co, contemplating her words. I had never dreamed that a trip to Europe was even a possibility for me. That’s what rich people did! In my youth, the people from my New York-ghetto neighbourhood went down South to visit relatives (for us, that meant a twelve-hour Greyhound bus trip); or to Atlantic City; Bermuda, or, maybe, Puerto Rico; but, never Paris. Paris. What a wonderful dream… Dreams are interesting things. Sometimes they’re evident: you…