Life…

Life…. this confusing, dreamlike, awkward thing that we are forced to float through every day. Wondering, hoping, acting.

We wonder what our purpose is. Why we’re here, what will happen in the afterlife. Nobody knows. We wonder how we will make it from day to day, who we will meet, where we will go. I just wonder why we wonder so much. Why do we rely on questions that we can not answer? We’ve been thrown into these bodies that we were not able to choose. We’ve been placed into a family, and we had no say. We’re here, and that’s all we know, so why do we wonder? The only thing that I want to wonder is how many lives I will touch throughout my journey.

We hope. We hope that we acquire the fanciest jobs and become famous. We hope that we make the best grades in school so that we can brag about how fast we can solve equations. I don’t want that. I want to be creative, I want to solve my own equation, which is my life. I don’t want to be a follower or a pupil of one that teaches what has already been taught. I want to inspire, love, and produce new ideas. All that I want to hope for is a healthy heart. 

We act. Yes, we are all masters of this art. We fake our way throughout our day to try to please the masses of society. We play dress up, trying to fit into a role that humans have created. School? Sure, I’ll go, because it is what I have to do. Work? Sure, I’ll go, because it is what I have to do. Money? Sure, I’ll make it, because I have to. I don’t want this. I want to live a free life, one where I can do what I enjoy, laugh every single day, and focus on my own perspective in life rather than pleasing others. The only thing I want to act is myself.

But I’ll continue to follow the rules of society. I will continue to feel pressured to live a miserable life, where I am controlled by false hope and money. Because I am scared to run away. So, be my manipulator. I’ll continue to be your marionette.

New Years Music Suggestion

This New Years, many people will make long-term commitments to change who they are. Many people will set their resolutions and pursue their goals and dreams. Many people, for that small glimpse of time while the ball counts down minute by minute, will look back at the year of 2012 and remember the good times and the bad times. There is an indescribable feeling of hope, love, and a voice inside our head that will say, ‘we did it, we made it through the year stronger than ever’. For a moment in time, the world is united by one thought, a new year. How amazing it is to think that for one moment, something so simple as a new year can make the world forget what is happening within the world. We throw away our fear, our troubles, and war is not thought of. We open up to the idea of love and peace, and we smile at those who are around us. It is a bond between human beings that is impenetrable. We…for one small portion of time…are equal.

If there is one thing that I want you all to consider while writing out your resolutions, it’s that you are all beautiful already. You are beautiful in your faults and in your abilities. You mistakes are beautiful, and your character is beautiful. Be who you are this new year. 2013 is the year for change, and you will lead the way.

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars (cover by The Piano Guys)

Hope you enjoy

Music Suggestion Day 7

I know I haven’t posted anything in quite some time. I decided to take a break from life and travel to the northern part of the U.S. as well as Canada. I will definitely be uploading pictures of my exciting adventure. As for the music, I’ve been thinking of good songs to share with you, and I think I have the perfect song for today. I have spent most of my day thinking about our society today. What has happened? Why do we see so much hatred, so much violence, so much bigotry?

This song may be older, but it carries a strong message, make sure you pay attention to the words.

Love one another. Life is too short to be living in constant anger and fear. One simple act of kindness, one caring gesture, one word of inspiration is all it takes to help change the world. Where is the love?

Music Suggestion Day 6

I’ve grown fond of several bands lately, particularly Imagine Dragons. There’s just a certain style that they have with their chilling lyrics, and calm yet powerful sound, that has me listening to them almost constantly. So, the song that I’m requesting to you guys tonight is called Round and Round, by Imagine Dragons.

I hope you all like it, and definitely go check out some of their other music, it’s equally awesome.

I also hope you all have a fantastic weekend, you deserve the break!

Beautiful and Deadly

Jellyfish are probably the most interesting of the sea creatures in my opinion. I’ve always been extremely fascinated by their mystic shape, their odd abilities, and their beautiful presence. It is amazing to me that something so deadly can be so amazing at the same time. They truly are mysterious.

Due to my fondness of them, I’ve been meaning to incorporate them into my art somehow. Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to illustration. I viewed several other people’s illustrations and decided to give it a try. This is the first time I’ve ever tried this style so it certainly can’t be compared with some of the greatest, but hopefully I’ll have the time to keep practicing this style because it is actually really fun to do. I love how creative and free it allows me to be.

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Let me know what you guys think, and if I should continue with the abstract(ish)/illustration(ish) style!

And on one more note, if you’re into humor, check out this jellyfish video that is quite informative.

 

Posted in Art.

Music Suggestion Day 5

Wednesday…. Wednesday is always that awkward day in the middle of the week where you’re half excited that the week is almost over and half depressed because it’s not almost over.  Did you know that on December 5th in 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola? Or, on this day in 1792, George Washington was re-elected US President? Orrrrr, that on this day in 1776, the first Fraternity was created? So, I do believe today should be some special holiday. We should not have to go to school/work today, but that’s just my opinion.

Anyways, today is always an energetic/productive day for me so that I can prepare myself for the weekend. So here’s a really cool upbeat song that I think you will all enjoy.

Have a great day!