I am not one to often feel down, but last week was an unbearable down in a month that has already been oddly tough to get through. I still can’t find reasons for it. I can’t tell you what exactly wore me down, because I don’t know it myself. I can’t tell you the why, but I can tell you the what - that it was sometimes painful and unlovely and hopeless. That there were...
- Professional Baby Namer - Professional Bubble Blower - Professional Cookie Taster - Professional Street Namer - Professional Toy Tester - Batman I realise that most of these are not real things, but things that I have capitalized and added the word “Professional” in front of to appear legitimate. Nevertheless.
But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass....
Ten movies I'll force my future kids to watch
1. The Goonies: “Goonies never say die!” 2. The Lion King: “Everything the light touches…” 3. My Neighbour Totoro 4. The Princess Bride: “As you wish.” 5. Toy Story: “To infinity, and beyond!” 6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: “I’ll believe in you all my life.” 7. Back to the Future: ”If you put your mind to it,...
Bold as Love (Pt. 2)
A friend asked me a few weeks ago what I thought was an outrageous question then: “Why are you so afraid to love?” My initial response to this was - You’re kidding right? Me, afraid to love? I thought, if anything, I loved too easily (I do not mean to say this as a self-conceit, it’s just something that I always thought was). So I pushed the comment away. It’s only...
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.– C. S. Lewis. Push forward. Look forward. There are bigger and brighter and more beautiful things to come.
Shane: Did mom went out?
Me: NO, mom WENT out... Wait, I mean, YES, she WENT out... I mean, you were supposed to say "Did mom GO out" or "Has mom GONE out?" and... Okay, never mind. Yes, she's out.
Bold as Love (Pt.1)
Real love is not afraid. It doesn’t hide or cower. It’s fierce and courageous and the definition of “a force to be reckoned with”. It’s crazy and incomprehensible. It doesn’t care that you don’t understand how much it can love you that much. Love loves you at your brightest and shiniest and multiplies all that crazy joy you have, but it also loves you...
My favourite piece of trivia from X-Men: First...
This is the second time that January Jones has been cast opposite an actor with a pork-based name. The first was in Mad Men opposite Jon Hamm, and then this alongside Kevin Bacon. Thank you, IMDB, for that sparkling bit of information.
Things that are making me feel better and hopeful...
- Eating half a pack of Dark Chocolate with Mint Tim-Tams, belatedly realizing that one biscuit equals 10.8% of the recommended daily intake for saturated fat… then not caring anyway. - Finally printing out a 30-page script I’ve been writing since last week. There is no sound more satisfying to a student than of a stapler crunching down on a stack of papers, saying it’s done...
Walk tall, they say. Shoulders high and chest up and smile, and all will be alright. And that’s what I usually do, not because I’m told to, but because it comes naturally: the spring and skip in my step, the smile at silly little things that come to my mind, the posture that makes me look taller than I am because I feel taller than I am. But tonight I don’t feel up to keeping my...
You know how sometimes you can listen to a song a million times - in cars and buses and trains and while doing all sorts of other things that take your attention away - that you don’t really notice it that much until one particular night when the words in the song suddenly jump out at you and something in your mind clicks in recognition? “I’ll give it time, give it space and be still for a...