This man’s voice is out of this world.
Aries have a youthful, direct manner that sees what they want and generally goes for it. There isn’t any malice in their intent.
I’m such a glass-half full kinda girl, and man, this video just twisted my heart.
The main premise is this: What good is life and all of the good and beautiful things if they’re just going to die and disappear someday? They will all be meaningless someday, so why bother.
Jason Silvia goes on to say that beautiful things, like love, make us sad, they leave us wanting more because deep down, we know that it’s temporary. He says that he often feels nostalgic over something he hasn’t even lost yet because he sees its transcendence.
I know that feeling. I have friends that I love so dearly, but miss them at the same time because I know that there will come a time in my life when our lives find fewer and fewer overlaps until one day, it’s all done.
Despite that temporary feeling, Silvia challenges us. He asks, “Do we pretend not to care that everything and everyone we know is going to be taken away from us?” and refutes it as his personal view, saying he can’t accept that, and finds inspiration in this Dylan Thomas quote:
“I will not go quietly into that good night, but instead rage against the dying of the light.”
He closes saying, “I will not let go. I will not accept the ephemeral nature of this moment. I’m going to extend it forever…or at least I’m going to try.”
Coming off of a delicious Thanksgiving meal with my family here in DC, I felt compelled to take a look back and acknowledge where I was at this time last year.
Last year I spent last Thanksgiving alone, having been at odds with my parents and in the middle of a falling out with a dear friend (which consequently black listed me from the rest of my friend group).
There was a lot of confusion going on in my life during that time, and looking back, experiencing that night sad and alone is what I needed.
I won’t get into the nitty gritty details, but I was not in a happy place with really any facet of my life. I didn’t wake up the next day ready to do a 180, but a few light bulbs definitely went off, and set the course for a big action to follow over the next year.
I spent 10 days in a small Puerto Rican surf town the following month getting way from everything and trying hard to reflect on what I really wanted 2013 to look like.
Over this past year, and really the past six months, I’ve made a lot of big changes: got my health in order, moved to Brooklyn, got a roommate after 3 years of living alone, had some very honest conversations with people dear to me, wrestled with the truth of those conversations and acted accordingly, challenged myself and actually acknowledged those accomplishments, and I’m continuing to look inward and manifest what I discover in my everyday outward approach.
And by no means, have I “arrived”, but I feel so much more “on my way” than I ever have before. There are still things, people, and situations in my life that need some working out, but they’ll get there.
I guess, the tl:dr is this: I’m so thankful for a year’s worth of perspective to give me the confidence to know that I’ve got what it takes to be the woman that I want to become.
The GIRLS Season 3 trailer might be the best thing to happy to my Friday so far, including these two Hannah quotes:
"You know what Adam, it’s really liberating to say "no" to shit you hate."
"It’s amazing that I hold the keys…to the prison…that is my mind."
I love Of Monster’s and Men so much. There’s something about their sound that’s so magical; it has a way of creeping into your soul and and translating it into perfect lyrics.
Though I’m not a Hunger Games fan, I’m over the moon about this new Of Monsters and Men track on the recent Catching Fire soundtrack.
It’s hard letting go,
I’m finally at peace, but it feels wrong,
Slow I’m getting up,
My hands and feet are weaker than before.
Silhouettes, Of Monsters and Men