Sometimes I feel such a strong need to shut off from everything, because it feels too tiring to have to keep processing what the world wants, to contemplate the consequence of each and every action, to infer the words and actions of everyone and everything.
These sound simple, but they are in fact seriously mind-boggling activities.
It doesn’t help that having such active thought processes means that even when you sleep, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your mind is getting rest. And you wake up more tired than the day before.
But enough of rants. It’s time to think of this week’s gratitude list.
Loved the arrangement of the street-facing tables (though the view could have been better), the vintage and antique-y decor, and soft acoustic music in the background.
The latte, unfortunately, was a fail (the menu promised art!), and so were the prices.
Nevertheless, one can’t put a price to the time spent in solitude and contemplation.
When we are alone, without anyone to define or verify our existence,
We are Anonymous.
We are free to create, or re-create our own identity – to be ourselves.
Hence the realization that some of us can only truly be ourselves, can only freely access our inner souls and thoughts, only when we are alone.
And so we embrace Anonymity. We embrace solitude and relish the anonymity that comes with it.
For when we lose ourselves in this romance, it is when we will be able to love ourselves for who we are.
It’s that time of the year again
When everyone scrambles
When everyone trembles
When everyone wrangles
His or her way
Towards the light at the end.
When we look back at everything that has brought us to where we are today…
What is really important to us?
Do you sometimes wish that you had stopped to bond with the simpler things of this world?
Recent happenings have rekindled my hope for the future, spurring me on to awaiting dreams.
Will they come true this time?
Some places may never grow old.
I’m happy (or, if you know my photographic leanings, also a little unhappy) to say that the cross-processed filter of the new iOS does give a rather realistic lomographic cross-processed feel.
Results of Sunday’s expedition as seen below.
Another escape from the city. Another corner to think, write, and watch.
Another place to breathe … and experiment with funny iPhone apps 😉