It's a phrase, it means, you can see what you want, it seems as though you could reach out and take it but that's only perspective, in reality, it's millions of miles away. That's my dream of being a graphic designer. All artists/designers before got started in art very young, all having passions for it and gaining skill early on. Me? I never got pushed into art, I just had a fondness for it that never grew because I didn't know I could do more with it and no one pushed me into doing more with it. I tell people I got serious in highschool, but it was barely that and it was late in highschool. The fact of the matter is I am a terrible artist/designer. I'll never achieve my dream. When I tell people that, they always say "well can't you do something else?" Do what? Choose another career I'd just be unhappy with because my dream was never realized and I spent my life lying to myself that I made the right decision? No, this is why I rationalize and contemplate suicide. Because I'm nothing special, no great artist, just an idiot who got to the race too late.