Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Much has been said about happiness, and still more will continue to be said about it. To be honest, the idea is hard to grasp for me, not because I believe it hard to attain (which I believe) but because there are so many illusions of happiness in everyday life. Mirages of what is this wonderful joy and emotion called happiness. Some say it's not an emotion but a place (think: "Go to your happy place.") I'm not sure.
For a very long time, places did not matter to me. It was the environment and the people. Once my environment was completely dissolved and my people completely yanked from me, I began to resent the places I was, becoming fixated on this nameless unattainable.
Introspection, self-reflection, and all that jazz is helpful to realize that the name of the nameless could be true and genuine happiness. Characterized by sincere laughter, not merely forced chuckles, and by uncontrollable dimples, not merely a muscle twitch, that positive truth is not unattainable. It's actually somewhat common, common for certain attitudes of hope, optimism, adventure, and the list goes on.
Perhaps what needs to be done is a slight alteration. Instead of the general tendency towards negativity or complications, look toward the possibilities. That is not a word used and understood as much as it needs be. Possibilities, like opportunities, can be created and chosen. We can create possibilities. We can make things (ideas, actions, feelings) that seem impossible possible with the wave of a finger, attitude, or upturning lips.
Therefore, the unattainable and the impossible are nothing but things that the mind lingers on in one direction. Seen from any other, they are possibilities, challenges, and opportunities to grow, to overcome, to learn.
Dude, it's all good. Seriously. Really, nothing is as scary, dangerous, or outrageous as we make it out for ourselves.

In other news, I saw KiD CuDi Saturday night at Audiotistic. It was lovely. Can you guess my favorite of his songs? Oy, correct! Pursuit of Happiness :P :)
Cheers. To new-ness. Cheers.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Prelude: An Analysis

Thought I would start off with an image that captures how Summer 2010 is going for me: [but it was removed by photobucket.com]

Up close, the imperfections of the flowers appear but, in the distance of time, place, and space, they look amazing.
It's a field of wildflowers which reminds me of a song by the JaneDear girls called Wildflower which I heard for the first time today while I was listening to the music channel "Great American Country". For a month now I have been on a country music binge.

For some reason, yellow has been my color this summer; it helped me land my first ever summer job at Ann Taylor Loft [which sells clothing in the array of these flowers' colors]. I said something along the lines of "for some reason, recently I've been really loving yellow.& you know what? I think it's because of the sun. It's exciting to see especially after spring gloominess so when I see that yellow; it carries the same excitement with it."
Just as these flowers are not all in bloom neither is my summer or myself. Constantly growing and learning is the state of my summer.

Thank you Mother Nature...