Koi haal nahee hai mera. An entire journal post dedicated to just another quirky dream! Wah Awais, wah!
Thankfully, this ‘quirky’ dream was a short one, so penning it down shouldn’t be too time-consuming (unlike other dreams which span different continents and eras of time)…
Note: Posts titled “Pages From My Journal” have been taken straight from my personal journal. Yes, like all people who grow up to change the world, I keep a journal where I pen down my thoughts… and, as one of my kEwLx classmates would say, “feEl!nGxx”. This entry was added on 28th September, 2010 when I was having major problems deciding on a career path.
Steve and I are sitting next to each other on a table that seems to be taken straight from the Round Table Conferences of 1930-32. He’s busy talking to someone on his iPhone 4 while I wait for him to end his call.
While waiting for him to end his call, I remember some real-world noise annoyingly waking me up from the dream. Many of my most epic dreams end up like this, one minute I’m as rich as Bill Gates and the next minute, I’m in my bed at home, waiting for the alarm to go off so I can go to school.
I wasn’t going to let my first (and perhaps, only) chance to meet Steve Jobs go away like that. I had to bring something back. I had to ask him that one question, “What have you learned from life?”*.
I don’t know how I managed it, but I did go back in to the dreamworld** after a couple of tosses and turns…
Steve gets off his call and we start to talk. iDon’t remember precisely what we talked about, but I believe it was philosophical shit and just about life in general. iDo, however, remember him saying “follow your passion, Awais”.
I know he said that because when I woke up, I really, really felt like writing a post for Redmond Pie (I love writing for them). A few minutes after waking up, I realized I had completely forgotten to ask him that one question. *sleepy facepalm*
Oh wait. He did answer the question! :’O
Follow your passion.***
*Aap Ne Zindagi Se Kya Seekha is an artsy-fartsy project I’ve been working on for the past couple of years where I ask senior people what they have learned from life. Their thought-provoking answers are kept in a folder which I regularly revisit every time life hits me in the face with a sandbag. Listening to people who have gone through some major ups and downs help me pick myself up and get back in the race. If enough people push me, I just might make a website out of this.
**Yes, I can do that sort of stuff when it comes to dreams. I’ve seen Quaid-e-Azam in one amazing dream too, so you should read that post!
***I did follow my passion after all (sort of). You can read the full story here.
You may also like to check out A Trip Through The Life Of Steve Jobs [PHOTOS] which is an article I wrote yesterday. There are NEVER BEFORE SEEN photos of Steve in there which I’m sure you’ll love to see.