I have had this reoccurring imagination since a child which always freaked me out. It isn't a dream because I know it's been created in my mind. Neither is it a thought, as it is accompanied by images which I cannot comprehend. But they follow a similar trend each time. The scene unfolds in a gathering of people. There is laughter, chatter, and a lot of background noise. Then suddenly, that same scene is replayed but any human sound is sped up, occurring at a faster pace. It sounds creepy, I'll assure you it's nothing like those "Bee Movie Sped Up" Youtube vidoes. And then it abruptly ends.
That is how quickly October is leaving me. Come back, Oh'ctober.
For many teenagers, fun is defined as going out, eating well, getting dressed up, taking millions of pictures and coming home late. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I have fun like that the days I can, but some days fun just isn't like that in my dictionary. What does Google say, though? Google defines fun as enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure. Today, I defined fun as staying in with my sister and her daughters (MY BABIES), still eating well (of course), wearing comfy clothes which I can nap in, and not having enough time to even snap one picture.
I love turtles, but I don't want to be one. Especially when it comes to cameras. Generally I'm not hiding in my shell. I love getting in front of the camera and striking a pose with my girls (they love taking pictures, I think I get it from them). I'll happily let my family take pictures of me in front of Niagara Falls even though we've been there plenty of times. I can take 50 selfies on demand.
We are. Think about it. Would time move, if we didn't? When we leave this World's journey for the next, won't time keep going because we will keep going. More generations. More people. Time ain't running, we are.
Welcome, Dear Friend.
"O you who have believed, do not put [yourselves] before Allah and His Messenger but fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing." - Quran 49:1 (Sahih International)
"The best among you are those who have the best manners and character." - Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to become." - Carl Jung
"The function of leadership is to create more leaders, not followers." - Ralph Nader
"You have never had to steal my breath or take it away, somehow you have always managed to convince me to hand it over freely." - Tyler Knott Gregson
"These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb." - Najwa Zebian
"I finally understand that I do not write, I leak." - Tyler Knott Gregson
"I am too little butter on too much bread. I am too many thoughts in too little head." - Tyler Knott Gregson
"How can land be owned by another man...is the sky owned by birds and the river owned by fish." - Lupe Fiasco
"Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on." - Carl Newport
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
"The pain leaves bit by bit. Be patient. You are healing." - Yasmin Mogahed
"An image I always like is of a circle of knowledge — but as the circle grows, as the diameter increases, so does the circumference that’s in contact with all that darkness outside the circle of light — that ignorance." - Stuart Firestein
"Sometimes the only way to catch your breath is to lose it completely." - Tyler Knott Gregson
"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. Once that belief becomes deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali
"Love isn't soft, like those poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close." - Stephen King
"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or a rainbow in its climbing, falling colors." - Maya Angelou
"What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible." - Theodore Roethke
"Travelling. It leave you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta
"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." - Rose Kennedy
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson