I first heard ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ 50 years ago. The final song ‘Any Dream Will Do’….
We watched ‘Britain’s got Talent’ last night.
Talented people had dreams. Two young Pilipino men dreamt of performing in front of the royal family; ‘Magic Bones’ dreamt of taking his conjuring act to Las Vagas.
A children’s choir, ‘SOS from the Kids’, held up placards. They sung, ‘Stand as One’ in an impassioned plea to save the planet.
I wasn’t sure about the talent or dream of the crab and mermaid act …
But ‘Any Dream Will Do’? In the Joseph story?
The brothers didn’t think that. Their precocious brother told them of the dream that implied he was superior to them.
The imprisoned butler and baker didn’t think that. Their dreams resulted in reinstatement for the butler and execution for the baker.
Pharaoh didn’t think that. A correct interpretation of his dream managed international famine and developed a successful national financial strategy
Martin Luther King’s Dream was clear and direct:
‘…I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood…
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character…’
Joseph’s dreams were clear. They worked out through his life. His god was with him and guided him through family conflict, injustice, prison and famine. His god had a plan for his life that worked out to a good and positive conclusion.
May I return to the beginning?
Any dream won’t do
Musing on my Musing:
Would you like to contribute to tomorrow’s musing – sometime today let me know of your dreams so that I can include them and muse further on ‘dreams’
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (originally 1968).
‘I have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King – Delivered in August 1963 in Washington DC