When I was a kid, I had a recurring dream.
I used to dream that I had lots of small metallic toy cars, hotwheels type. And there was a platform constructed in such a way that the cars keep on running on that. The path will have its steep ups and downs and when the car falls from the peak, it should gather such a speed that it easily climbs the second peak. And again rolls from it and turns through the tilted path and climbs the first one easily. The ends should be connected so that the motion never ends.
I would add one car after another and those would chase each other real close, but would never touch each other. I would just sit quite and watch them for hours running. Even when I am back from school, they would run like that. In my dreams, I even could feel the heat of the tyres when I take one on my palm. Everything is so vivid still now. I would see which one wears out first.
I also had a dream that I would own a small helicopter that runs on … runs on … runs on … I don’t know what. But I will have a controller in my hand and I would steer it through the skies and challenge the birds. It would fly alongside the birds noisily. It would threaten Mana’s, Khudi’s proud kites in sky and I would force them to steer clear their kites out of my helicopter’s way, in case it tears them down.
Probably, if I try, I can achieve the second one. But is there any such thing as the first one? Does any such platform exist? Can anyone do it, if it is not there? Does the law of physics permit that? Shuv, Loki, Vikas … you engineers, do you know about it?
Of course, there will be friction, but the weight of the car and the speed is enough to take care of them. Is it possible? Perpetual motion?
I am sorry, if somebody else has also thought in this line and have come up with solutions. I am grossly unaware of it. But honestly, this was my own thought, not influneced by anything. It just was there in my mind. It's still there. Though never cared to do the reasearch. Please guide me.
Lastly, why I had such an out-of-box dream that didn’t leave my ‘can die for’ wish list ever since I was a kindergarten kid? Also, when other kids dreamt of very mundane things, why did I dream so radically different? Or that every kid thinks radically different things? I really don’t know. Please tell me is it so, that when you were a kid, you had a peculiar wish?
What kind of character I was/am? Can somebody explain? Pscycho?
What was your childhood dream? Did you achieve it? Does it still haunt you? Do you feel a sense of defeat for not achieving it?
Care to share?