Saturday, April 08, 2017

Adjectivally Speaking

MMJ:  Game changer

Apothecarium:  Transformative

SSD:  A lesson in choosing battles

UI:  Surprisingly helpful

Life:  Wow

Dignity: Yes!
 

Health:  Yes, yes, and YES!
 

Kindness:  Essential
 

Compassion:  Elemental

Quality of Life:  Ever improving




Sunday, March 19, 2017

"She Was The Quiet To Your Loud"

“You are a minute of quiet in a loud, shouting world.”
– Gabriel Gadfly
You looked at her once, and immediately you felt calmness you never thought you’d be able to feel ever again.
What was it about her that is so fragile, and yet able to emanate strength – strength in you that pushes you go on?

Amidst all the cacophonous, ear-splitting, deafening waves the world throws at you, something about her brought you peace.

While the lens of the damnedest was the only way you saw your soul, in her was hope. The hope she saw in you subconsciously crept into your veins, making you begin to believe, albeit slowly, that you had a shot at redemption. That you were capable of better.
Amongst all the thorns and splattered blood that were plastered on your skin, she chose to notice the small, tiny, delicate scars that were beautiful because they made you who you are. As horrifying your scars seemed, she was able to touch and cradle them ever so lightly, admiring them in all their brokenness.
How could such a pure and delicate soul live in the likeness of this damned world?
She saw you for you, and somehow she inspired you to become better. She was the last gasp for air to keep afloat in the drowning sea.
“She was a rainbow, but everyone else was colour-blind.”
You see, to her, scars are beautiful. Scars leave a mark saying “I made it.” She wants you to pull through. No matter how deep the wound, no matter how much blood you’ve lost along the way – know that she’ll be there with you. Why? Because no matter what, wounds heal. It just takes time.
She sees beauty in scars – she’s there to stay, no matter how monstrous you may become. She gives you the hope you couldn’t have found in yourself, all you needed was that one last push – to end your suffering within yourself and to seek out the wondrous person you were meant to be.

-Willaine Gatusino Tan

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dull Moments, Apparently, Did Not Need Apply

I guess if life went as expected, surprises wouldn't exist.  Good surprises can be amazing.


I think I only miss you in the fall
When the leaves all change their spots
Everything sings a little blue

Like the waves when they crash right in front of you
And I may crash in front of you
And sing a little blue

I think we're just a little out of tune

Every note's just a little more beautiful
I can always tell it's you
From the way that the song cuts through
 

Oh, I can always tell it's you
Just sing me something slow and blue

If you're scared that the storm is moving closer
I will be the weight you need to anchor you
And if you're scared that this boat is sinking slowly
I'll sing you something slow and blue
Cut the ocean right in two
Break the darkness like the morning
Oh, for something I can use

We'll hold on to the winter 'til it breaks
And I'll pull you close like the moon when you shake
And if we shine, we're all the same
You say there's a ghost of the fall in the summer rain

I'm your ghost in summer rain
Just something shining through the pain

If you're scared that the storm is moving closer
I will be the weight you need to anchor you
And if you're scared that this boat is sinking slowly
I'll sing you something slow and blue
Cut the ocean right in two
Break the darkness like the morning
Oh, for something I can use

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Life Goals

To be an arsonist of kindness and a gangsta of love.  As one does. 







Saturday, February 18, 2017

Don't Mind If I Do!

"Be Yourself" - Harrison Storm

Be yourself when you're holding on 
Be yourself one day 
Be yourself when you're holding on 
Be yourself one day 

Take on the colors on
And fire fight the winter storms
Be yourself, don't hide your name
If you call it about, don't be afraid

Be yourself when you're holding on
Be yourself one day
Won't cry...

Take on the colors on
And fire fight the winter storms
Be yourself, don't hide your name
If you call it about, don't be afraid
Won't cry...