10 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ON LIST AND FROM LIFE

  1. 1.
    Everything changes
    My life is now a strange and accelerated realm. Most days I go through a variety of faces but there's always one particular under current. I grapple with myself and a swirling conundrical perception. Places once familiar to me now bring different tastes and memories which once rose with virulence bring shadow. An old photo, songs of love, dreams of a kiss never received, and words from compassionate authors bring relief and ease of mind. I'm learning so much. How we all ache to be young instead.
  2. 2.
    There will always be one person there who resonates with what's in your head or at least some of it.
    For me it has been @quixotic . I'm ever grateful for being able to commiserate with her time and time again throughout my occasional bouts of romantic and metaphysical or existential misery. Others have offered insight and commentary to my lists which alleviated me in moments of strife and I'm just as thankful for those.
  3. 3.
    When in doubt, keep putting things out in the world
    Just crank out something. It often brings perspective. Or uses up enough time that your subconscious is ready to unload whatever is gestating within that small space in your head and heart.
  4. 4.
    People are ridiculously awful but occasionally beautiful and those are hardly mutually exclusive.
  5. 5.
    Sometimes all you need is a good quote and a walk.
    "It's amazing what an hour alone can restore. What rages a walk can quell"-Cheryl strayed
  6. 6.
    Make a list about it
    Whatever it is.
  7. 7.
    Seeing who I was a year ago is strange. The future is a stranger.
    I don't know what my future holds. I'm waiting. Traveling into a foreign land.
  8. 8.
    Trust your gut
    We all know what we have to do. The difficulty lay in daring. In drawing it strand by strand out of our hearts. Laying it beneath our eyes and acting.
  9. 9.
    Don't be afraid to show off your insides.
  10. 10.
    Kindness is the other deepest thing
    "Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth.
  11. 11.
    (Cont)
    Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, only kindness that ties your shoes and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, only kindness that raises its head from the crowd of the world to say "it is I you have been looking for", and then goes with you every where. Like a shadow or a friend."