couldn’t have said it better

something i noticed about myself is that in the past, i loved reading quotes and would frequently feel depth with them. perhaps i was young and put weight on quotes because they described life experiences i hadn’t had yet (love, loss, etc). now that i’m older, i still love them, but it’s less of me idolizing them and more of me understanding them. same as song lyrics. i never used to know lyrics to songs (more in my grade school years), it was always about how it sounded or how it made me feel regardless of the words. now, i’m more aware.

here are some words i couldn’t have said better. words to share, to spread ideas for, to connect with each other. there are so many insightful wordsmiths out there it’s hard to just pick a few. these are taken out of context, but i think every line has its own interpretation to the reader. what’s yours? also, feel free to share some of your own.

You can’t start a fire in the pouring rain – tristan prettyman, singer

there are so many things in life that makes sense and steps that seem necessary, but at the end of the day, we never know what will happen. can’t force something that doesn’t seem to belong anymore; that doesn’t feel right.

Well, my heart – it don’t beat, it don’t beat the way it used to. And my eyes – they don’t see you no more. And my lips – they don’t kiss, they don’t kiss the way they used to. And my eyes don’t recognize you no more for reasons unknown – the killers, music band

it’s how when you get older and things are just different. maybe nothing big happened, maybe nothing dramatic happened, it’s just you realize, hey, i changed. or maybe you went through a life-changing experience. circumstances changed, the world changed.

‘Cause even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth. We’ve got a lot to learn – jason mraz, singer

there are infinite possibilities in this world to how it’ll turn out to be. no one’s perfect. no one has all the answers. not even nature itself. being alive means having to do daring things. it means not being the best because there is no best; there is just this and that and the other.

hold your own, know your name, go your own way – jason mraz, singer

many things in life pull us towards one direction to another. if we value our ethics, our beliefs and ourselves, it’s worth knowing yourself. it’s worth knowing where you want to go and who you want to be. it’s worth holding onto our own identities and to stick with them even if it’s not “popular” or “traditional” or “normal.”

it’s something that nobody tells you, you figure it out if you can, they can’t interfere or get inside of here, to the sleep of a satisfied man. yeah the sleep of a satisfied man – stephen kellogg, singer

one life to live up to your dreams, expectations, wants. whether it’s simple or complex, it’s your life. are you living up to your potential or to how you want to or to how you want to feel? are you giving yourself the permission to be happy, to be patient, to be loving and be loved? at the end of the day, no one can take away what you consider as success, what you consider as happiness, what you consider as “satisfaction.” it’s all up to you.

so let go, so let go, jump in, oh well, what are you waiting for? it’s alright ’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown – frou frou, music band

this reminds me to step out of my comfort zone. to really go for it and try for something new. if i want to paint, go ahead. i want to travel without a plan, why not? there’s always something beautiful that comes from a genuineness, a rawness, a messy, but realistic and human way we all work. i admire the details, the edges, the ways that make us all unique.

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