"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope." - Red (Morgan Freeman), The Shawshank Redemption
"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend." - Red (Morgan Freeman), The Shawshank Redemption
“It is your duty to change the world, if you can. Not by violence, peacefully, individually, not as a mob.” To Sir, With Love (1967) Film
“A great city is a battlefield,” he continued. “You need to be a fighter to live in it, not exist, mark you, live. Anybody can exist, dragging his soul around behind him like a worn-out coat; but living is different. It can be hard, but it can also be fun; there’s so much going on all the time that’s new and exciting.” To Sir With Love by E.R. Braithwaite
“It is said that here we practise free discipline. That's wrong, quite wrong. It would be more correct to say that we are seeking, as best we can, to establish disciplined freedom, that state in which the child feels free to work, play and express himself without fear of those whose job it is to direct and stimulate his efforts into constructive channels. As things are we cannot expect of them high academic effort, but we can take steps to ensure that their limited abilities are exploited to the full." To Sir, With Love By E.R. Braithwaite
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*Taken with Nikon D3100, October 25 2015.
At the local park, walking through the mess of mold and decay. Life transforms into something so magnificent, yet forgotten in only a moment. Vibrant colors become dull and overlooked to most eyes, but to my eyes, there is still a sense of beauty.
9/12/14 - Grass shoes I grew at work because of artist Gene Pool and his idea on creating grass suits. Through his mind and imagination, this project wouldn't have been possible. Thank you.
About Classy Clarinet
*As of Summer of 2015: Recently Graduated with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree in Liberal Studies!
*I have been engaged to my fiance since June 9, 2014.
*Marriage date is set: May 28, 2016 - Location: art gallery where we first began working (and first met) on September 11, 2011.
*I am a very complex individual. I enjoy expanding my knowledge of the world, thus my choice to the degree I received Summer 2015.
*I also work on my own visual artistic abilities on the side as a hobby.
*I thrive in the arms of mother nature and her wonders.
*Exploring abandoned buildings is a passion I have and hopefully will make a career of such exploration.
*Since September 2014: I volunteer at a historical society. I work in the historic and abandoned building archives. (As of May - July 2015 I was an intern helping with inventory...since graduation, I'm still currently helping with inventory as a volunteer once again).
*I was part of my high school marching band for 6 years (thus the name), however, I did much more than just march clarinet. (Drum Major 2 years, solo dancer in red sophomore year, horn sergeant 2 years).
***If you want to know me more, just feel free to comment. REMEMBER: LEAVE APPROPRIATE COMMENTS, CYBERBULLYING IS NOT TOLERATED!
*We are all entitled to our opinions, just be respectful and know the difference between an opinion and a fact. If you can't find the "middle ground" or find some way to compromise - there is a problem with you.
Rest In Peace Diamond, I love you. 4/24/14
"That last kiss, I'll cherish, Until we meet again. And time makes It harder, I wish I could remember. But I keep, Your memories..."
Today, April 24 @ 2:00PM my cat Diamond passed away of old age (19 years). I've had her since I was very little. She was my baby and best friend. Days when I'd come home from school and she'd run right towards my car to greet me back home, cuddle next to me at night and purr in my ear, dance for her food in the mornings, climb on my shoulders, sit in the middle of my homework or board games, and give me cat kisses. I loved her so much.
She passed away in my bedroom on one of my blankets. Before she passed I laid beside her and told her how much I loved her and that everything was going to be okay. We looked into each others eyes and she'd place her paw on top of my hand. Her pads were cold and her pupils never dilated. But we continued to look at one another. I would ask her if she could see her siblings...I told her that they were waiting for her and that she'd be safe. Then I went on to ask her if now, she would wait for me.
She finally had the strength to flip over and face away from me and move away. This was my sign to get up and sit in the opposite side of my room. I sat and watched her intensely as her breathing withered away. Right when my phone said 2:00PM my room was still and the birds and breeze fell silent. I knew she had gone then. I checked her heart and there was no sign of life I could see or feel. I am just so glad that I was able to be home with her in her final moments in this world together. I made it home, I made it just in time.
That sounds like a lovely scene! It's pretty cool that you became their wedding photographer. I always thought it would be fun to photograph weddings. I don't remember if I already said this, but I'm an amateur photographer. So I really enjoy hearing about other people's photographic adventures and stuff. :3
I've heard of Jekyll Island before, probably from my sister who lives in Georgia. It sounds like a great place to go for weddings.
I like some aspects of traveling by flight, but not all of them. I'm the same way with road trips though. It usually comes down to interactions with other people who are potentially rude. And it could happen whether I'm in a plane or a car, so yeah lol. But I think it's neat that you and your mom travel a lot, that's a great thing for any two people to do together! It can help strengthen the bond.
I'm glad you had a good time and that everything worked out! It sounds like you were in a very beautiful place. Taking pictures of beautiful places is the best.
It sucks that your grandpa was so annoying though. Family can definitely make or break the atmosphere of a road trip. I personally love road trips but they can definitely be taxing if you're with the wrong people.
Yeah, I'm very thankful that I have a free ride. It makes school a lot less stressful for me. 3nodding
I bet your co-worker was very grateful to you for your kind offers! (And your fiance, too.) I know I would have been, for sure. During my first semester, I had a couple friends drive me home when it wasn't really easy for my parents to.
Whenever I get my license, I'm definitely going to give people rides whenever I can.
Lol. I have issues focusing around negative energy, too. I try to do things in a similar way you do, and it helps sometimes. I especially like talking to friends and people I know and cheering them up. It helps inspire and motivate me, yo.
The yoga classes at my college are only 1-2 credits, too. So, I can definitely see why you wouldn't want to drive a total of 3 hrs for that. I'm lucky it only takes me ~30 mins to get to my school, since my parents drop me off, I don't have to find parking, which would then take about an hour to get to class.
That's awesome. It's always good to make the best out of your job if you can find aspects of it that you truly enjoy.
It's definitely difficult to get into yoga if you have a very active mind and body. But yoga is known to help calm you down and make you feel more grounded. Of course, there are different types of yoga that go at different paces. I've done quite quick yoga routines that don't have you stay in one position for long. It's not as easy to do quickly when you don't have the postures down, though. I think that's why we're often encouraged to take it slow at first, so we know how to move into each posture better. And then we can speed up while still maintaining proper form, if that makes sense.
But I completely understand what you mean! I have a very busy mind too, and sometimes yoga just doesn't cut it, even if it is fast paced.
Housekeeping sounds fun. It sucks that there's not much around though! I hope you can find a job that makes you feel productive and successful. 3nodding
I try to do the same thing, mostly because my body lets me know whenever it's uncomfortable verrry quickly. Which is good I suppose. But I'm uncomfortable most of the time, so that sucks.
I love dancing, doing yoga or napping when I need breaks from studying. It's good for me and feels great too. emotion_yatta
I know what you mean. It's not healthy to work in cubicles and boxes and things like that, but mostly because companies and businesses don't encourage their workers to take breaks, which really helps health-wise. But at least if you're at home, you have more freedom to move around, right?
I've been trying that method a little more this semester, but i'm still battling my old habits of procrastination, and then there's my anxiety always willing to have at me. So that has been a challenge.
That sucks! :c What about doing work online?