Place – The Blue Castle & Castles in the Air

“Experience the thrill of living in a Castle built 50ft. above an old pirates cave, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.” ~ Blue Cave Castle

The Blue Cave Castle photographed from the Samara Resort in Negril Jamaica. This modern-day castle is my entry in City Sonnet’s Photo a Day Challenge for October 30th/Castle.

For some reason the challenge and my resultant photo made me think of the phrase: “Building Castles in the Air.”

“Building Castles in the Air”—Extravagant hopes and plans that will never be carried out. ~ Dictionary.Com

I must admit I have built plenty of ‘castles in the air’ in my lifetime. Instead of chiding myself over too many dreams, when I have a good idea that has potential to bear fruit I’m going to follow the advice of Henry David Thoreau

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Thoreau

I also very much like these wise words from Richard Whately

“To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.” ~ Whately

What castles are you building in your daydreams? Perhaps our castles in the air might lead to some spectacular new adventures. I’m ready to build some foundations under my dreams and see what comes. Onward!

12 thoughts on “Place – The Blue Castle & Castles in the Air

        1. Timelesslady

          Hi Melissa, I hope you see this. I just realized that perhaps Louisa May Alcott heard the phrase from Henry David Thoreau…they knew each other. It didn’t dawn on me when I used the quote, and then you mentioned Little Women, that perhaps her chapter was based on something she heard or read from Thoreau. Interesting. I’m including a link about Alcott and Thoreau.

          I’m over a week late with the realization, but at least it eventually came to me. 😃

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