Friday, February 17, 2006

Ups and Downs

There are moments in life when you look around and find that nothing is worth fighting for. Moments where you realise that you've been so tired for having tried so hard for so long, and yet have gotten absolutely nothing in return. So then, you wonder... what is the point? And then, you wonder... you wonder whether all those people were right. You wonder if they were right about the fact that we do always give up our dreams, that there is so much bad out there that nobody will ever be able to do anything about it, that we're all just too scared to change, to try, to dream, to truly love...

We're all just too scared to put our hearts on the line. To be vulnerable.

So we hide. And we expect the worst. Of course that way, we shall never be disapointed.

But really? Does it actually make it better? I was proven right just the other day, when I had horrible expectations. And the truth is... I was still disapointed of the fact that I was right. No matter if you're wrong to be hopeful or right to be skeptical.. it's all the same in the end. You get hurt. You get discouraged.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel. Nothing to look forward to. Nothing worth fighting for.

And then...

There are moments in life when you can hardly remember any of your problems. Kindness from your friends, your family, your surroundings... comes smashing you right in the face and asks you to wake up. To snap out of bitterness. Here are people who care about you, who love you, who cherish you for who you are. They know you, and will remind you of the kind of person you are whenever times like those make you forget. There are moments where you find yourself in the midst of what we should all be living for. For these laughters, for these feelings...

So we hold our heads up high. And we realise that tomorrow, the sun might not shine as bright. But we also know that it'll all be looking up soon. If only we just made a little effort.

To cry. To learn. To let go.

And to never become a victim of our past...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

There's Something About...

Having a long conversation with someone. Even if no conclusion is reached. There's just something about being able to share, to listen, to be heard.. to be understood. Even if no solution nor answers has been found.

Accomplishing something great. Having a great idea and knowing that it's a great idea. Being proud. There's just something about working in a group. Or just with somebody else... feeding off each other's suggestions and coming up with something amazing that you just know is going to be outstanding.

Getting a phone call. Expected or unexpected. Having somebody call you to tell you something exciting. Something exciting to them. That doesn't have anything to do with you. But they just want to share. Because it made them happy. Even for just a little moment.

Hearing him ramble. Not even actually listening to what he's said. Just listening to the sound of his voice. Saying something to you. Something that probably isn't that important. Or isn't important to you at that very moment. Because all you care about is the sound of his voice. Speaking to you.

Something about it all... just makes me smile.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Better Together

There is no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
And no song that I could sing but I can try for your heart
And our dreams and they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it’s so hard?
It’s not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together

It’s always better when we’re together
We’ll look at the stars when we’re together
It’s always better when we’re together
It’s always better when we’re together

And all of these moments just might find
their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they’ll be gone when the morning light sings
Or brings new things for tomorrow night you see
That they’ll be gone too, too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way into my day to day scene
I’d be under the impression I was somewhere in between
With only two, just me and you, not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be we’ll sit beneath the mango tree now

It’s always better when we’re together
We’re somewhere in between together
Well it’s always better when we’re together
It’s always better when we’re together

I believe in memories they look so pretty when I sleep
And when I wake up you look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time
And there is no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We’re better together

--Jack Johnson