Head Full Of Dreams – an AIDS Walk Austin diary ($100 match Wednesday)

picture is me with the best congressman ever, Lloyd Doggett

So, I’ve got to start off with something that most people who read my diaries will find shocking — there won’t be a U2 song in this one. It’s inspired by a Coldplay song, so it’ll be them instead.

Oh, I think I’ve landed
In a world I hadn’t seen
When I’m feeling ordinary
When I don’t know what I mean
Oh, I think I’ve landed
Where there are miracles at work
For the thirst and for the hunger
Come the conference of birds
And say it’s true
It’s not what it seems
Leave your broken windows open
And in the light just streams
And you get a head
A head full of dreams
You can see the change you want to
Be what you want to be
When you get a head
A head full of dreams
It’s a love, I’ve just been spoken
With a head full, a head full of dreams
Oh, I think I’ve landed
Where there are miracles at work

There you’ve got me open handed
When you got a lost of words
I sing, oh
OhOh
A head full of dreams
Oh
Oh
Oh
A head full of dreams
Oh
It’s a love, I’ve just been spoken
With a head full, a head full of dreams

I don’ know how I’ve missed this song for 2 years, it is totally up my alley. And prefect for AIDS Walk Austin. The Walk is on November 3 and I still dream that I’ll raise $5000 for them. Wednesday, every walker’s 1st $100 will be matched, if I raise that much, it’ll put me just over $1,000. Which is great. So please donate here if you can. As they say on the Walk website:

A $100 donation means that the AIDS Services of Austin Helping Hands Food Bank can provide over 6 bags of groceries to clients in the community.

So, 1K means 60 bags! Also — my first $100 will be matched today. If you donate $50, not only am I halfway to getting matched, but:

A $50 donation will cover the cost of a client’s co-pay at the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic that specializes in dental care for HIV+ people in the community.

So, if you can donate on my AIDS Walk Austin page, I would be really grateful, and so would the clients of all the agencies that benefit. It would probably take a miracle to get to my goal of $5,000, but we can see a change we all want to if we help out people living with HIV/AIDS, and the good people working to get the Austin area to ZERO new infections. Yep, that really is their goal — zero new cases. I know it seems like a crazy lofty goal, but that’s why I set my crazy lofty goal. I have a head full of dreams, of a world where people get the care they need, and there are no new cases of this disease. So please donate if you can, and here’s the song that inspired me. It is really uplifting.

(orange version of this posts at 7am Central Wednesday)

  2 comments for “Head Full Of Dreams – an AIDS Walk Austin diary ($100 match Wednesday)

  1. bfitzinAR
    October 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Crossing fingers and toes you at least get the match & the $1K – holding the Good Thought for more. Bless you for doing this – much more so for doing this every year. {{{HUGS}}}

    • anotherdemocrat
      October 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      I got a $50 donation from one person, so I’m confident it will work. Thank you so much for sharing it around & for your good wishes!

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