Monday, January 9, 2012

Nothing but the world at our fingertips

It's so easy for the winter blues to get me. Especially when I shut myself up in my house with nothing but books and the memories of shadowy people who have been. However, there are so many beautiful things going on in my life and so much to look forward to, that I of all people, have the least of reasons to be singing the winter blues. Thus, this is yet another attempt to rejoice for the beautiful people in my life, all the talents I have been given, and all the things that lay ahead of me... Three months in the sunny mediterranean, the anticipation of starting my masters, and a future with music. World, what else you got?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

We are fairies

Some people luck out on life. Whenever I spend time with my best friend, I believe I am one of those people. From the moment our unspoiled hearts first traded junk in our early childhood years, following the principles of reciprocity, a bond was created between us. However, how deeply this bond would form neither of us could have anticipated. From long talks about witchcraft and sorcery, tea times with Tomathin, and many nights spent in harmonic melodies, we became the best of friends. Traveling to another country together, spending our teenage years as sisters rooted in the deepest of motivations, I don't believe anyone will ever know me quite as well as my best friend. In fact, I do not even know myself quite as well as she knows me. Returned home, our hearts and souls are still connected in an unusual way, being wrenched at the same time, or blossoming with joy unexpectedly for us both. Suffering unexpectedly from a mutual melancholy, I cannot count the amount of times our tears have mingled or our laughs have resounded simultaneously together. If I have one wish, it is that we will never be separated. Yet, I know that if that day should ever come, distance or time could never kill our friendship.
Thank you Madlin' Marie Perpetua, for being the best friend anyone has ever had.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

If I leave

I am generally not one who believes in horoscopes. This is particularly because they are usually off telling me on such a day I will find love or excel in a recently undertaken task that the cosmos never seem to bring to fruition. When I stand back and wait for the stars to sort things out for me, my life stays stagnant. It is only when I take initiative over my fate do I accomplish anything it seems. However, my horoscope prediction for 2012 took me aback by its uncanniness, predicting the completion of a 12 year (or more) long cycle in June. In June, I will be finished my BA in English Literature. The fall predicts a new start for me in new surroundings, hopefully alluding to an acceptance into a masters program in a less shitty town than I currently am in. Furthermore, my horoscope urges me this year to let go of negativity (which I have had plenty of opportunities for, thank you 2011) and start my year off on the right foot with lots of sleep and living a healthy lifestyle. Coincidently, that was my New Years Resolution... So I suppose there is some truth to the cosmos after all! I look forward to this year eagerly, not with a stagnant resignation to my fate, but with a healthy ambition to see the fulfillment of all my dreams in 2012 and beyond.

First 4 photos: Laurence Von Thomas, If you Leave.