Dare I have such lofty aspirations?
aspiration |ˌaspəˈrā sh ən|
1 (usu. aspirations) a hope or ambition of achieving something : he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations | the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality. • the object of such an ambition; a goal : fabrics and oriental rugs were my aspirations.
2 the action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath.
3 Medicine the action of drawing fluid by suction from a vessel or cavity.
aspirational |- sh ənl| adjective (in sense 1) .
ORIGIN late Middle English (sense 2) : from Latin aspiratio(n-), from the verb aspirare (see aspire).
How does one aspire to dance like the gods?
verb [ intrans. ]
direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something : we never thought that we might aspire to those heights | [with infinitive ] other people will aspire to be like you | [as adj. ] (aspiring) an aspiring artist. • poetic/literary rise high; tower : above the domes of loftiest mosques, these pinnacles of death aspire.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from French aspirer or Latin aspirare, from ad- ‘to’ + spirare ‘breathe.’
Ok, no need to kill myself. Just relax and BREATHE!
*Fabian Peralta y Natacha Poberaj
Villa Urquiza Style. Performance at Salon Canning June 2006.
"Una Emocion" by Tanturi/Campos (more)