this was such a prime for them all
when the supporting cast is more interesting than the main character of a series
Decode my thoughts, dig out my feelings, discover my fears, see my tears, find out what makes my heart race, and what makes my heart break. Watch me burst, like a million stars in the sky. This hurricane's chasing us all underground. I am, an underground hurricane.
the elegance of this joke is really, really up my alley.
nights spent wandering around laundromats and dairies for a photography assignment
Do You Remember?
Do you remember when everything wasn’t so complicated? Those days in the classroom during elementary where all you had was time ahead of you to be great. Or those days hanging out with friends where happiness came at ease with the laughter of loved ones and many good times and memories being made. Or that one day when you graduated and finally said goodbye to the hollowed halls of high school you walked through each day. Didn’t it seem so easy way back then? To have our lives ahead of us: to be great, to fall in love, to be loved, and especially to be happy.
But when did life stop being so forgiving? When did everything seemingly become so difficult, changing us from kids ready to take on the world to teenagers and adults fearing the weight of it all? Is it that experiences of heart break, anger, evil, and failures break the hopes and dreams that we once had? Or is it that we come to accept that perfection isn’t always found within reality in turn allowed fairy tales and happily ever afters fade from our minds.
Or maybe it’s just everything being less complicated in the past is just a figment of our imagination. Every part of our lives have difficulties. Every part of our lives has smiles masking away tears, monsters and demons struggling to get out, and a stress and sadness forgotten as time moves on. And as we look at the past, we have the ability to remember our happiness and everything we love and forget what has pained us for things eventually got better and made you stronger. So take a look at your life right now, it may seem tough, but one day it will get better and you’ll looking at this part of live with envy at when everything seemly was easy.
And that’s the most important part: things will get better. It may not mean much just reading that as you long for the past or feel like giving up. But maybe it will give you some hope, that no matter how much life brings you down, our past has thought us how amazing and beautiful our lives are when we look back at it all.
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”