Another fine definition of what it is to be alive. I like not only the ‘dreams fulfilled’ but also Couto’s reference to ‘receiving news’.
‘To live? Surely, to live is to see dreams fulfilled, to look forward to receiving news.’
Source: Mia Couto, The Tuner of Silences, trans. David Brookshaw (Biblioasis, 2012 (2009)), p. 20