When I'm feeling down, I go to the Internet and listen to Susan Boyle's first rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream." The video shows an audience decidedly unimpressed with the singer's appearance. As soon as she sang the first sentence, however, people started cheering. Mid-way through the song most audience members were on their feet. The instant Susan Boyle hit the high notes, it looked as if every audience member was standing. Why do I listen to Susan Boyle's song? I listen because all of us, no matter how many birthdays we have celebrated, have dreams. We want to turn our thoughts into reality. A freelance writer for 35+ years, I have dreams of writing more books and selling them. Dreams can keep us going.