Sunday, August 22, 2010

brave new world

 "But I don't want comfort.
I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness.
I want sin."
"In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy."
"All right then," said the Savage defiantly,
"I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
-Brave New World


 I had to read this book for summer reading, and I loved it. Those were my favorite lines.
Because honestly, what good is comfort if you never get to feel freely?
 I think everything is beautiful.
The rush is beautiful...and the fall. Because when we fall, we get to stumble up again.
We get to take the hands of the people who love us.
We get to realize how strong we are.

 

Look around you.
Life happens because of feelings.
The true actions are done because of how a person feels.


It's what makes us incredibly, grotesquely, miraculously human.



 We can pretend that our uncontrollable feelings are our faults, our downfall. We can try to lose ourselves in the silicone labrynth of technology, drown ourselves in paperwork and dollar bills. We can take medication until we forget who we are. We can diagnose and catalogue and graph and map and disect and try to find the heart strings to pull so we never have to cry. We can kill so we don't have to think.
Or we can take ourselves as messy and imperfect.



We can take ourselves as feel-ers, as life live-ers, as truth-ers.

"All good things are wild and free"
-Thoreau

6 comments:

julianne. said...

i love these beautiful pictures.<3

abigail oliveros said...

lovely pictures. they're so care free and so much freedom in their lives. exactly what i want to experience in life.

thank you for leaving a comment and checking my blog. I'm glad you like the outfits. the yellow shorts and stiped shirt is also my favourite.

with much love
abigail

X'tian Ou said...

love all these pictures and the quotes, really inspiring!

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The Dreamer said...

loved the pictures, loved the quotes, and you just made me add this book to my reading list =) Thanks for sharing.

SimoneV said...

I like the way you think. And I think I like the way you live.

Lulu said...

these pictures are so inspiring! and so are the words...so so so beautiful. your blog is becoming a new favorite haha