I want to have your peace, your wisdom, your serenity, your divine nature AND your acorn hat!
Things to do, yea, I’ve got them in my room
I’ve got it going on
The silence of the phone not ringing’s just a present thing
Under my, my mind
Whoo whoo whoo whoo…
Lately my posts have spun around thoughts of living for today and acknowledging that the future is not set in stone. That I’m a twenty-something year-old and should enjoy it because tomorrow I am one step closer to not being that. It’s not random. I live now, not yesterday and not tomorrow. The future has potential and I dance towards it on no certain terms. But my destiny is not my fate, my goals change as my path evolves and my path changes as my goals evolve.
You are 14 and wish to be 16 so you can drive your friends to the beach. You are 19 and wish to be 21 so you can go to the bar. You are 50 and you wish you were 25. Too much time is wasted not enjoying the little things, the things so easily taken for granted. I happened upon Ryan O’Connell’s article, and loved it. So here I share his wisdom.
Sunshine. Happy people with cheerful demeanor at 8 am on a weekday morning. The smell of fresh bakery products from Whole Foods. Patio tables out in New England. Ray Lamontagne in my ears. Happy surprises from and for family.
Plato: For the greater good.
Aristotle: To fulfill its nature on the other side.
Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability.
Michael Austin Cera is a Canadian actor best known for his roles in Arrested Development, Youth in Revolt, Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Juno. Here, he has some good advice in this sketch but it’s posted here purely for your entertainment. I shouldn’t need to say this, but this video is not to be taken seriously and does not reflect the views or opinions of Hale College, et cetera. Enjoy! =)
Ponder this subset of oxymoronic pairs: industry and carefree; structure and randomness; restraint and freedom; fact and irony; effort and letting go. Is one good? Is one bad? Could they exist independently of one another? Are the pairs dancing or fighting? Is one stronger than the other?
My childhood heroes are a pretty impressive bunch, I must say! I’d be proud to be compared to any one of them. As a child, I was less inhibited by the internal and external motivations of an adult. Life was simpler, less complex, less confusing, closer to being true to myself. My young, innocent self found qualities in these heroes that I admired and emulated in my development. These are the people and characters that little, impressionable, five-year-old Heidi chose to pattern herself after: