Current Music: Charles Lloyd--No Me Quitte Pas
This song is gorgeous. I encourage anyone hooked up to itunes to check it out. You can hear the title words repeated over and over in the melody, changing and becoming more potent each time.
With most things in life, there are the positive elements and the negative elements. Very little is wholly bad or wholly good. It seems to me that we choose our tastes more often than our tastes choose us. It comes down to how you decide to view a situation or thing or even person. Yes, it is a matter of choice. The past feeds into the present moment, but the present moment is very much independent of the past. Often the choice is simply whether or not to be loving or to be bitter. The illusion of the past--images in our minds--encourage bitterness. Yes, it is important that we protect ourselves, but love is a much better protection than any negativity. And love is always the truth. Always. Think about it.
I was very burnt out after bogus ball, so if I seemed blah, it was because my body and mind were spent. But today I feel very happy and can appreciate last night's funness. Thanks, everyone.
It's human for one to use an external element to define oneself. Some use a significant other. Some use drugs. Some use drama. I use music. It boils down to the same thing. It's nice to have an identity, and I suppose that in simply being alive on this earth we can't escape having identities. nobody is nobody. Even if somebody is a nobody, than that concept of nobody makes that person somebody, thus defeating the meaning of nobody. But, in the end-- basses, boyfriends and beerbongs aside-- are we quite as different as appearances would dictate? Man, there's really nothing to boobs and butts and hair and penises and all that. It all amounts to the same thing. Don't ask.
Thank God for friends.
Thank you for the gifts we can give each other. Thank you for tears of happiness.
Thank you for my beautiful little girl cousin. She is the most amazing life in my world.