Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Year Later

Three hundred and sixty five days ago, a blog was born. Life Unplugged. Too many emotions, and too many memories. But not enough words, which is very odd, considering the sheer volume of words written throughout the course of this year.

A year filled with the dire kind of mind-blowing intensity, the kind that leaves you happily damaged against your own will, even if happiness was the only scar that kept you protected for the most part. Happiness, and those fleeting moments, we are all looking for.

And as the year comes to a close, you find yourself regurgitating all the sweet bonbons, while putting aside the bitter ones. The renewed and newfound friendships, the dreams that came true, and all the crazy adventures, safely stored in a vault deep inside your heart. Easily accessible, especially for when you start forgetting. For when the good life is nothing but a distant memory. Magically gone. Poof.

Just make sure to cherish the moments when you have truly lived, and to embrace those that are still on their way. It might take a while for them to get here. But they will, eventually. Be patient. In the meantime, take a look at the world through new eyes if you have to. Appreciate the vibrant colours in the black and white photographs. Choose the rainbow over the pot of gold. Be the fourth leaf on the lucky shamrock. And every morning, when you wake up, don't grumble, don't whine. Instead, take a deep breath.. and just breathe.

It's a new dawn. It's a new year.

Make the most of it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

When?

when a short sentence becomes too long,
and the thing holding you back dissolves.
when inner strength defeats King Kong,
and Houdini's magic absolves.

when that happens..

take a look around you.
enjoy the things you'll miss.
whatever you do, do not forget this,
when life is good, it's absolute bliss..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beyond The Tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel always seemed like a myth to you, something people made up to make themselves feel better when times were tough, something resembling a real science fiction story. Unreachable.

But you were wrong. The light exists. It's dim but it's there. (Blame it on the economy.) The only problem, however, is that you never really stopped to question what happens beyond the tunnel. The truth is, you didn't think you'd get this far so fast. But you did. You're finally off the safe train in search of another one. Now what?

Changing the world one step at a time is one option. Brave. Sitting on your bed watching life go idly by is another. Pathetic. What it all comes down to is the energy rush flowing through your veins, the radiant smile first thing in the morning, the sane voices in your head telling you to go for it, whatever 'it' is. What it all comes down to is you happily making a difference. Today and for the rest of your life.

The world is your oyster. Eat it or make a pearl necklace.

The choice is yours.