“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”― John Guare, Landscape of the Body draped in gold,dripping dreams,exciting, enticing and enthralling –a vision of timely beauty is life tomorrow. a cradle of delightful mistakeslearning, growing and finally seeingterrified and horrified but stunnedat the humanity of it all. for the world […]
That’s one thing about cities. It strips us of our choice and forces us to witness life not as we want it to be but from other people’s stories. It makes us watch and experience and be a part of something much bigger than ourselves – something that’s too random to ever occur again. There are far too many stories on the streets and so little time but this beauty can be tackled all the same – one bus ride at a time.
They say the beauty of all things good lies in their mortality, but some things like the starry city or the citizens of the night will always live on, the kind of memory that lingers on after decades, and when the going gets tough, I think this is the memory we’ll all visit – the time we soared the edges of reality with the kindest group of strangers ever.
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Past these horizonsWhere the rays of infinityCradle the wilted ripples of time;Ripples that have traversed lifetimes,Is nocturnal magic –The kind that never sleeps And lends old, comforting dreams to sleepless minds. Artists are we, and reality our Foe from ages-old […]
“Remember, it’s still a mystery to be an adult. If you knew it all before eighteen, you’d have nothing to look forward to.”― Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift I imagine 18 to be my first step to independence and my first whiff of free will and freedom and everything beautiful. […]
Christmas is conventionally a season of joy, togetherness and giving in general. It’s the feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a saviour who gave himself up to redeem humanity of its sins. In a way, Christmas is a nod at the phase of forgiveness that follows – a virtue we should practice more often.
It makes sense that Christmas is synonymous with love, joy and togetherness and all things so beautifully human. As Toni Sorenson puts it,
The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.
So please give yourselves and those around you your time and be thoughtful at life that unfolds so unpredictably but perfectly so. Forgive everyone and everything that weighs you down, forgive yourselves too – it’s been a hard year for a lot of us and moments of anger and hopelessness have plagued far too many.
It isn’t just beauty that makes us look forward to something, it’s purpose and a need to understand more of who we are, what life can turn out to be. There is this incredibly magical feeling that accompanies peace – the kind that’s emanated by letting go and being able to breathe freely, living in the moment and feeling safe.
On this Christmas day, let go of all that’s been, even if it’s just for a moment and appreciate everyone and everything around you and please have a wonderful time, partaking in the true Christmas Spirit – finding joy in love and forgiveness.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a day filled with lots of laughter and peace.