Dreams, the way we planned them


Oh Amy, how I am enjoying being a part of your world. I walk so carefully in your world, because I know it was never mine to see.

Sometimes, I wonder if you would be angry with me for sharing some of your innermost thoughts. But then, the things I read from your letters don’t need to be there on the paper for me to see them.

Don’t worry Amy. Those secrets are safe with me.

‘I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’[1]

That is what I see, Amy; I see you spreading out your dreams. I see into your world and I see how you want the world to be. And I tread softly amongst your dreams.

“Beautiful things don’t last very long, do they?”[2]


Amy Johnson letters used with kind permission of Hull Local Studies Library, Hull History Centre

[1] Yeats, 1899

[2] Johnson, communication with Arregger [Letter]. 10 May 1924

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