“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”—Woody Allen (via jarshmellow)
“It’s impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was, because what you say can never be exact, you always have to leave something out, there are too many parts, sides, cross currents, nuances; too many gestures, which could mean this or that, too many shapes which can never be fully described, too many flavors, in the air or on the tongue, half-colors, too many.”—Margaret Atwood, from The Handmaid’s Tale (with thanks to blogut)
I have a mantra that turns over and over in my head and often finds its way out of my lips for the purpose of acknowledging another, especially for their accomplishments but not limited to. Even something as simple as being alive deserves a nod, as it is quite a feat if you stop and think about it. We’re all so fleshy, soft and fragile yet somehow able to dodge speeding cars, sharks, lightning, second hand smoke, fast food, finger pointing, and oil catastrophes. If you’re reading this, you’re WAY above average because you have ELECTRICITY AND some kind of communication device that enables you to connect to the most expansive community we The Human have ever seen. My celebration mantra I share with to you is this:
You Fucking Did It.
Write it somewhere where you can be reminded of how awesome you are – where you can high five yourself for having been up to big things and doing it well. The mirror is a great place for affirmations. Brush your teeth and stroke your ego at the same time. You deserve it. After all, quality of life is only the way YOU define it.
Was going through old Tumblr posts, and I found a quote that I got from Oprah. Oprah has always been something of a spiritual leader and mother for me haha. But anyway, it was about your destiny and living the life you were supposed to live. Not the one set out for you by society, but the one ingrained in your soul.
Basically, “if you don’t do what your soul is made to do while you’re still on earth, it will eat you alive; if you refuse to be the person you’re supposed to be, you’ll turn against yourself.”
You know those Tumblr blogs frequented by hipster kids where the basis of life is “finding happiness”? I used to really like going on those, but I’ve kind of stopped now because I realize they don’t work for me anymore. Happiness is a journey and while it is important to find your own happiness, I think a lot of people overlook the fact that they are happiness and it’s more internal than external. More than “finding”, it just has to be unlocked. With a level 4 sphere found in Zanarkand. Or, you know. Something like that. And then finally you can learn Ultima. Or, you know. [/replaying FFX]
Also on that note, I think Final Fantasy has a lot to do with how I live my life and it always has. :) Amazing series, tbh! Very happy it was written for me at such a young age.
omg level 4 sphere found in zanarkand. lulu, you are the best.