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    Hi there.

    1. "You can take the future even if you fail."

    What does 'take the future' mean? Is it a common usage?


    2. " I believe in angels. Something good in everything I see."

    Can you help me understand the quote #2?
    Is 'something good in everything I see' the same as everything that I see has something good about it?
    Is 'something good in everything I see' a common usage?


    3. " And my destination makes it worth the while.
    Pushing through the darkness still another mile."

    Can you help me understand the quote #3?
    Is it a common usage?

    Thanks,

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    The Song
    I have a dream, a song to sing
    To help me cope with anything
    If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
    You can take the future even if you fail
    I believe in angels
    Something good in everything I see

    I believe in angels
    When I know the time is right for me
    Iíll cross the stream - I have a dream

    I have a dream, a fantasy
    To help me through reality
    And my destination makes it worth the while
    Pushing through the darkness still another mile

    I believe in angels
    Something good in everything I see
    I believe in angels
    When I know the time is right for me
    Iíll cross the stream - I have a dream
    Iíll cross the stream - I have a dream

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    Default Re: I have a dream

    I can help you with questions 1. and 2.

    1. It means, you can succeed even if you fail. Take the future is short for the more common form take hold of the future.

    2. Ellipsis here: (There is) something good in everything I see. In other words, in everything I see, something good exists inside of it. (Angels believe that. )

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    Hi, Soup.

    I'm trying to follow the logic here.


    The writer believes in angles.

    Angels believe that something good in everything they see.
    (according to Soup)

    Therefore, the writer believes that
    something good in everything he or she sees.

    Thanks and it helps.

    Let's wait for someone to answer Q3.

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    Default Re: I have a dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    2. " I believe in angels. Something good in everything I see."

    Can you help me understand the quote #2?
    Is 'something good in everything I see' the same as everything that I see has something good about it?
    Yes. You are correct.

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    Quote 3:

    If you know where you are going (and presumably, you really want to go there), then you can deal with difficulties on the way to your destination.

    If you have a goal, you can handle problems on the way to achieving this goal even if the way to it is long.

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