2007-08. My mom had cancer and one of my best friends died. I was an angry and confused kid.
they can transform even the most insignificant moments we’re so often taught to disregard into unique and radiant gems that we’ll treasure for years to come. Isn’t that all life is—a collection of moments and happenings? Poets give life to life.
I love going to Santa Monica, i’ve never seen the graveyard though.
The graveyard is right on Pico, across the street from Santa Monica College. It’s a really interesting one with a lot of character. There is literally every type of headstone imagineable and some of them are at least a 150 years old. Some are even shattered and most seem forgotten. It’s like walking through history!
“Some people fall in love with physical traits: flawless skin, white teeth, long hair, a skinny body, and a beautiful face. I, on the other hand, fall in love with how people see the world. I think there is nothing that separates a person more than their outlook on life. I could listen for hours about how someone navigates through life or describes the world through their eyes. That is what I fall in love with.”
You sound like a Gemini.
and I’m having so much fun spending time with myself. You know, the mind can be an amazing place if you allow it to be. :)
I’ve been rereading The Great Gatsby over winter break and it never ceases to stun me. I always become speechless by the first page. It’s like he chants a spell, forcing you to forget all of your literal surroundings and see only the dreamy images he conveys emblazoned in your mind—as if you are actually there. I don’t think any other author does that as well as he does.
Also, his metaphors are so deep and so extravagant, it’s like he stops describing his current scene or thought and starts on a new one—all to connect them at the end like an intricately and perfectly designed lace. He forces you to see the way he does and I wish I could all the time.
“Her laughter, her gestures, her assertions became more violently affected moment by moment, and as she expanded the room grew smaller around her, until she seemed to be revolving on a noisy creaking pivot through the smoky air.”
CHOCOLATE at my house. I just worked out and yet I punched a hole through the thick plastic container of Ferrero Rochers and ate like 6.
you know what, I was in a strange place in my life…
always get me thinking about where I am now compared to last year. I’m very happy to be where I am right now compared to then, with all the awesome people I have had the privilege of knowing and all the accomplishments I have been able to achieve. :)
I’m not religious, nor have I ever been, nor do I think I’ll ever be. And yet I find its symbolism and its themes are a dreamy, otherworldly comfort. There is a universal meaning within everything—both spiritual and theoretic.