Sometimes I wish I could just quit my job and do yoga in a misty forest all day. There’s too much concrete and people. Not enough nature, not enough placid thinking alone without the flicker on my monitor telling me to get back to work.
News for June 2013
Losing people as friends is never easy. At some point it becomes a fucking tragedy. But sometimes we need to re-evaluate our situations and figure out who’s worth surrounding ourselves with, and who’s there just to bring you down. Sometimes, we begin to realize that we use the word ‘friend’ way too liberally.
Goodbyes are hard, but for those certain people, it’s a necessity.
I love listening to old albums and finding something new to be excited about them all over again. Had that moment when I was listening to John Mayer’s debut album ‘Room For Squares’ just now.
It’s not uncommon for me to find out about cool new bands or new music weeks or even months after they’ve been released into the wild, and I guess this is the reason: I just enjoy going back to old songs or old albums and reconnecting with them all over again. I guess I’ll be not ‘with it’ for a very long time when it comes to music.
By the way, I want that damn guitar.
I’m still in love with this song
Not one more minute will I stand for it.
Just now I’ve tried writing about something several times, constantly hitting the backspace key trying to word it correctly without revealing what I really think. The point of this exercise isn’t supposed to be vague and annoyingly disingenuous, but here we are, on my nth draft trying to say something without revealing my cards. So I gave up, and decided to write about how I tried to mislead you while trying to tell you what I’m thinking of at the same time.
A Public Service Announcement
Go out and buy the new Kanye West album next week. Seriously. Don’t just download the leak… but do it anyways because it might convince you to buy it after you listen to it. It’s just that damn good. The man has not slowed down at all, the guy is still that brilliant fucking wordsmith that we’ve all associated him with. If you want a taste of what this lyrical genius can dish out, listen to ‘I Am A God.’ ‘Black Skinhead’ is also very good and deserving of that 3 minutes of your fucking precious time.
OK, I’m done circle jerking with the rest of the internet now.
No more goodbyes
A friend mentioned to me a few days ago about some friends who were leaving town to pursue their careers, not knowing when they’ll be back again – if ever. It reminded me of the many trials we face as we attempt to harden ourselves as people over time.
If you asked me, having to say goodbye to people in your life is the hardest thing about growing up. As an adult, I can put up with a lot of shit that comes with age: a failing metabolism, taxes, career stress and money issues. But the one thing I can never seem to get over is seeing people come in and then come out of it for good. I guess the finality of it bothers me, though it doesn’t help that I seem to get attached to people far too easily.
I’ve seen some amazing people in my life appear during it. I’ve enjoyed their company, become captivated by their aura and then just like that they’ve moved on to the next town, leaving behind them a wake of sadness that they may never really understand from the other side.
Unfortunately for us, there will be many more goodbyes to come.