Quote me

I love quotes. Mostly because I feel as though I’m not particularly articulate and I find it rather hard to put my thoughts into words. When I do finally manage it, I find that it’s not quite what I had in mind.

There have been a few quotes that I have come by that have always stuck with me. To begin with, here is one by John Green that I thought was so perfect for this post.

“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.”

… Don’t they, though? I mean, the quotes that we connect to are often about things that really call to us on a deeper level. It’s like listening to a song and feeling like the lyrics were addressed to you.

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“Should is how other people want us to live our lives… Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives.”

The times where I have read something really great that thought it was worth sharing are few and far between. But when I do read something that truly captures my attention and makes me think I have this urge to tell anyone who is willing to hear about it. So here is where I tell you. I read an article by an designer, artist and writer, Elle Luna, called “The Crossroads of Should and Must”. It seems like a while ago but as soon as I read it, I knew. It was one of those things. It resonated with me. Upon finishing reading this article, I made a decision. I decided to choose Must.

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Wow.  It’s been a while.

It’s crazy how fast time flies. And it’s not like I’m having so much fun, that I haven’t noticed how time has gone by. It’s more along the lines of I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing and my life is moving on without me. Or at least it was, until I decided that it was time for a change.

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I believe in Music

Music is one of those things that lasts forever. Songs have a huge impact on our lives. There is a song out there for just about every emotion or situation. So many that are associated with memories – both good and bad. Music has this power to understand and explain your emotions to you. There is a quote from movie I love that explains how I feel about music.

I believe in music… The way that some people believe in fairy tales.

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Help me, I’m Burning!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Leader.”

Dear John Key, Tim Grosser and New Zealand,

I write this letter because I am scared. I write this letter because I have only just begun to understand what I should have known for a while. I write this because I am only 22 years old and want to look forward to a positive and better 58 years ahead. This letter is not to throw up scientific facts at your feet. No, you already have access to all of that. 97% of scientists agree that climate warming trends are extremely likely to be caused by us.

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White Lies and Half Truths

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth or Dare.”

Honesty is often the best policy. I think that it’s possible to be too honest. And as much as we would all like to say that we’d take the truth over lies, we’d be lying if we did. Although the truth might set you free most of the time, it might not have the same effect on others. Don’t get me wrong, I am not condoning lying about everything. But some situations may require a bit of careful consideration.

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