One day, during French class, we played Chinese Portrait (you know, the game where you say “If I was a …, I would be a …”). As the intention was to learn vocabulary, we were doing it with all kinds of things. If I was a flower, if I was a color, if I was an actress / actor, if I was a movie…
Then came the question: If I was an animal, I would be…
A birthday gift, a congratulations present, an unexpected surprise, a nice thing you do for yourself: what other reasons can you think of to buy a flower bouquet?
I dreamed about the adventures I would live, the people I would meet. I still do. Dreaming is second nature to me, a feature that some people think is naïve, others childish, but that I consider as one of my most important assets. For all my dreaming, though, something that never crossed my imaginative mind, never once in my 26 years of life, was living in Asia.
Maybe you think I abandoned you. Maybe I did, in the sense that I stopped needing you so bad. I didn’t forget you, though. During this big absence, I kept thinking about ways to come back to you, to make you active and interesting again. I kept planning and planning, and letting the days go
I feel before I see it. The winds come first; they tell me the secret of a thousand stories. Fierceness lies quietly underneath – the prelude of a thunderstorm that can break me apart.
I’m sorry. It’s the first thing I feel like saying, because I truly am. It’s the first time I ever stayed this long without posting – a whole month (and a few days). I could give you a hundred excuses, but they would be just that; excuses. I’m not entirely sure why I didn’t post
One year ago, on the first of July, 2015, I tried to deal with my raced heart as I pressed the button. It was silly, and I knew it, but I was actually nervous. I was making A Thousand Epiphanies go public.
Wild and restless heart, can you hear the song of the world? Does it tell you all you need to know? Or does it only fill you with more wildness and restlessness?
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You can. There’s no question about it. The only one who can stop you is, well, yourself. I know – everyone says that. But there’s something particularly true in what is timelessly repeated. It’s very easy to find excuses. I don’t want to hurt him. She will be mad at me. I will disappoint them. I will be judged for it. They won’t understand. I don’t know how. It’s all excuses. Stop this, right now. You can. And you should.