“Life’s not about how you take it, it’s the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and forging alliances, leveraging the universe and engaging the magic so that you can have the sun, the moon the stars.”
An attempt at emulating the aging process – https://vimeo.com/74033442
Stephen Powers art – http://www.firstandfifteenth.net
y,I just had the most perfect weekend. From Friday night talking with a best friend for hours until I feel asleep… to watching Cloud Atlas at home alongside my dad… to reading in bed past midnight… to sweating under the afternoon sun from playing at the park… to hanging out with the coolest not so little boys, Sean and Mark, before they move to Macau… This is the stuff life is made of, for sure. — feeling thankful.
Weekend is off to a great start.
Was on the phone with Melissa till midnight on Friday. She is full of so much light and heart, I feel so blessed to have met her and to get to call her one of my best friends. That night she described what love means to her as we chatted about her getting married next June to Nathaniel. She also asked me what love means to me. I said it is someone who is always watching me from afar/there to catch me if I fall, because I know me and I wanna jump into the darkness with no fear. My dad does this for me, always thinking of me, checking in… yet he lets me free. That is what I also define as love. Letting the other person be, especially if it means letting them go (always hoping they do return though).
I also want to share some beautiful “emo” lyrics from a song I found today. The song is called Broken Horse by Freelance Whales. You can listen to it here: http://youtu.be/s2wHwLHhuCU. You can read the lyrics here: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858801744/.
Lastly I watch half of Atlas Shrugged with my dad tonight. It is a really good movie so far. I especially enjoyed the story of the Korean woman who escaped and am excited to see how her story plays out. As a side note I impressed my dad with my ability to recognize the faces of the actors (as they were in heavy makeup and each played a handful of very different characters spaced throughout time). It reminded my of how back in college I use to love the hobby of trying to “read” faces. Sad/mean eyes, a square jaw,… the memories.
Anyways I’m going to go back to reading this very insightful book our SVP of Marketing recommended called “Call-to-Action.” These beginning pages are delivering the familiar lesson of how it is best to prioritize getting more info from the consumer over getting them to do your desired action. I must remember the wisdom and progress behind this truth and how we cannot have one hypothesis rather we should test many. “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when creating them.” – Albert Einstein
Thank you God for life, friends, good habits, learning, growth, comfort, the happiness I get to share with my friends in these coming months (THREE WEDDINGS: Janet, Natassia, Melees). Please keep me modest, calm-headed, patient, understanding, careful and full of love. Please take my friends and me to far away places where we can learn from others and feel alive (even if we never leave the inside cover of a book… or kindle). 😉
P.S. Today marks the day I visited Greg’s new “Asian” apartment, Anna celebrating her bday, having returned from NY & LA, getting nervous/excited about our first Summit next week.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.