Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it’s worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.
People hate that I flip two cigarettes
Upside down in each pack
But I hate that people notice
When you gain three pounds,
But not when you buy a new hat.
I’ve been told that the way I sleep
With one leg draped over
The person lying next to me
But I think it’s annoying
When people tell me
I look pretty,
But only when I paint my face.
I’ve heard that old men
Like to touch the girls who work late at bars,
But I want to know
Why they never kiss the women they married
fourty-two years ago.
I’ve noticed that mothers teach their daughters
That it’s rude to refuse a hug
From an uncle they’ve met three times,
But forget to teach them
That they aren’t obliged to kiss
The boy who paid for dinner.
I wish I could say we’ve all been there. But we haven’t. I have. But so many people haven’t. And that’s why I realized it’s so important to learn the ins and outs of yourself. Your triggers. What makes you happy, what makes you feel good. Because we can’t always rely on the people we love most to understand this or help. You have to keep trying. It’s the only way. And it always gets better. Just know that you aren’t crazy, you aren’t alone. We’re just a little more sensitive to the world around us. And that makes us special if anything :-)
I wish you weren’t anonymous. Thank you for getting it. You’re 100% right and I appreciate your understanding so much. I hope your situation works out. I know it will. Just be patient.
I literally was just asking myself “I wonder if anyone read that thing..” LOL! Thank you so much. I know it’s long.. Most people (including myself) aren’t always in the mood to read something that long on the internet. But it helps me get out of a funk when I need it, and since it is such a descriptive piece it’s also really great for writers block - which we all get from time to time.
I hope it serves a purpose for you too. Or anything I post for that matter… even if it’s simply having “an awesome page to look forward to..” :)
The person in life that you’ll be with the most, is yourself. Even when you’re with others, you’re still with yourself. When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it’s your responsibility to be the person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who’s not full of hate, who’s able to smile and be carefree.
So that’s who I have to be.
What started as an assignment to write a basic treatment - ended up as my first script/screenplay. I handed it in and got an email from my teacher a few hours later. We met the next afternoon during my break, where he asked if he could make and keep a copy. I told him he could keep the original assignment. After all, it was for his class, it was his. He refused and insisted that I kept the original. His reasons were as follows:
"This is the kind of project you use forever. It isn’t true to format and it’s very much a first piece. But it’s perfect. Some of us only get one perfect piece. And I promise you, this will keep you going on days where you think you have nothing to write about. Because it came from you. You’ll share it when you’re ready."
So 3 years later, i’m finally sharing it.