We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time. We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyes, underwhelmed. Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building. Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting. I can’t recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn’t immediately reference to a movie or TV show. A fucking commercial. You know the awful singsong of the blase: ‘Seeeen it.’ I’ve literally seen it all, and the worst thing, the thing that makes me want to blow my brains out, is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can’t anymore. I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script. It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else. I would have done anything to feel real again.
5K??!! As the brilliant puppy Colin once said: Woahhh!!…WHAAATT? (yes, I too think it’s one of his deepest quote ever, but anyway, the point of this post is not to choose the Top 5 Irish Puppy quotes, so let’s continue).
Pretty sure one of my biggest dream in life was to reach 5k (ok that’s a lie, but you get the point: i’m really happy and thankful that I could reach 5k!). So THANK YOU, MERCI, GRACIAS, OBRIGADA, DANKE, GRAZIE, SPASIBO, SALAMAT, ARIGATOU, KAMSAMNIDA, and XIE XIE FOR FOLLOWING ME (phew tried my best to write all the ways I can say thank you).
Other than this ff, i’m also planing something that’ll post once i get back from the UK, so stay tuned!
Now, you’ll find in this list people that brigthen my dash (and my life) and whom I couldn’t imagine not following. I LOVE YOU ALL <3.
People that I admire for their skills and talent, from far away or not, are in italics. My special chocolate cupcakes are in bold. (This list is NOT exhaustive and you should all go check out my blogroll *wink wink*)