Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Laughing Heart

I heard this poem on the Levi's ad and I love it! 

The Laughing Heart 

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

@Charles Bukowski

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wait a minute....

I got extremely overwhelmed the other day, all from being trapped in my head. I had one of those freeze frame moment where it seemed  like the world had stopped for a millisecond and I got to survey my life. I realised that I lacked the stability that I have grown accustomed to. So many things keep changing and I havent been able to settle into my normal routine of life for a while. Let me explain, I kind of like patterns when it comes to the things I do everyday. I need some things to remain constant, some things that will always be the same. When things in my daily activities/environment keep changing I start feeling wont get it unless you feel the same lol. Just before the world resumed its hyper speed spin the image of a little girl came to mind, I guess you can say that it was probably me, and this is what I wanted to say to her.

Laugh! Laugh harder, laugh longer.
Dont stop running, dont stop playing, dont stop.
For everyday you get a little further away from these times of reckless abandonment.
Tumble on the ground, swing in the trees, eat candy until your belly hurts, dont stop.
Tomorrow will not be the same as today, tomorrow you will be grown.
Tomorrow you must be responsible for everything, you must do as expected, you must deal with life.
So love today for it will never return; finger paint, dance in the rain, jump in muddy puddles and talk to toys.
For tomorrow your jokes wont be funny, your innocence will not be accepted and you will be on your own.
Tomorrow you will worry about the next day and the one after that, about things with dollar signs, about matters of the heart and problems of the world.
Today you must slide down that hill and get your clothes stained and grassy
Today you must play rings games and get gum in your hair
Today, you must cherish this day, for tomorrow well, tomorrow just wont be so simple.

Cheers to the days of simplicity!