“There are two ways to look at life. The first view is that nothing stays the same and that nothing is inherently connected, and that the only driving force in anyone’s life is entropy. The second is that everything pretty much stays the same (more or less) and that everything is completely connected, even if we don’t realize it.” ― Chuck Klosterman
Because everything is in a state of constant evolvement, some place you deem to be intimidating is actually someone else’s safe place. It might be the safest place they’ve ever known. I was thinking about this as I drove to work today. I caught myself thinking about how I wouldn’t want to live in the area I was driving through for whatever reason, but then realized this is the place someone else grew up…this is a place someone else probably drives to every so often just to feel a little piece of home. It’s interesting how your experiences drive your feelings about someplace so intensely. In your mind, everything about that place is still the same, you go back there because you think it has the ability to make you feel the same. As we get older, and really leave to experience new, everything, it’s awkward and wonderful all at once to go back to what helped you find your way in the past.
Because Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, Spring is supposed to be on its way. Spring is always on its way though isn’t it? Change and new beginnings always come sooner than we think, or sooner than we want it to. Sometimes, if you’re lucky you can make change what you want it to be. Sometimes you realize after the fact that it’s everything it is meant to be. I think it’s wise to learn which “bridges you should cross and which you should burn.” Just like Spring, everything in your life can be regarded as a season. Figure out what works for you and find a way to go back to that place when life gets overwhelming. What works for you doesn’t have to be what’s working for others, don’t force it. By all means keep your responsibility for what you do in check but know that not everything is black and white…
There’s always going to be grey.
The Sweet Things Lately -
My Grandparents spur of the moment visit + New Roommate + Champagne Brunch + Valentine’s Day Cards + Bait Shop + Wild Wheat + Chuck Klosterman + Joyride around Alki + Cards Against Humanity + 3 visitors coming soon + Late night happy hour at Toulouse Petit + Sunshine + Rainy Days + My Cousins