But there are also some dreams which grow slow and quiet in deep forests, and you just need to have patience and trust that they will eventually blossom.
And sometimes you have to settle for what seems less than what you originally dreamed about - but with care you may learn that there really is no less or more, there is only what you choose to make of the abundance gifted to you.
You can't be a six foot tall professional ballerina, but you can still dance.
(Which is not to say that you aren't entitled to grieve the loss of all that comes from being a professional ballerina.)
My own life overflows with beautiful abundance. Anyone looking in from the outside would probably not think so. But they're not seeing it the way I do. Of course, I don't always have calm gratitude or patience. For example, I really wish I had a good camera right now. I tell myself, though, that it's not the cheap and junky camera which matters, it's the fact I keep using it. Even if I never do get a good one, I will have still discovered how to find the kind of beauty I love, and that is what photography is really about.
(In the meanwhile, I'm writing dreams into shape here.)