At 8.20pm Saturday, January 5, when I saw the Writers Island prompt my reaction what ...'WOT THA' ... gadzooks that's all been done! Humphffing, I reached for my trusty, battered, Macquarie Dictionary, 1996 edition and found 28 definitions of ‘over’ ...
1. above in place or position; higher up than
2 above and to the other side of
3. on or upon
4. here and there on or in
5. in excess of, or more than
6. in preference to
7. throughout the duration of
8. in reference to, concerning of, or about
9. by the agency of
10. over and above, in addition to; beside.
...ten is enough when no definitions pertained to the horizon!
Being the perpetual realist I agreed, we really don’t know what lies ahead, yet I still regarded the request to write what we are envisioning in our future ambiguous!
(Hey nothing personal this is purely my take!)
With no cards or crystal ball, no ability to reconstruct my destiny and not being a dreamer, I became disappointed and declared I’m Over It.
However ... I'd neglected to realise that over the horizon can be anything you want it to be - not neccessarily imaginary, nor a wish or something out of reach!
You know how I know? Monday morning I bought an airline ticket. When I perched in front of this screen I had not one iota of travelling. An email announcing super airline deals was in my inbox - Yeahhhh I thought, I've tried for these but nahhh never, ever do I get through ...
I did, on a whim, I'm booked, no passport required, I'm like the cat that swallowed the canary ...