dream chase

Stay back, I’ll protect you

concept: you realize you are free to be whomever you want, and you strive to become that person every day. you know you may not be there yet, but you’re always closer than you were the day before. on this journey you realize that you have profound respect for this person who is working so hard to chase their dreams, not just for the dream they’re chasing.

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Everything we’ve learnt
about lightning is a lie.

Under the sheets, another chase dream
turns to white noise. It’s in the cloud, dude. Solid.
I swallowed a monochrome
stone —no need to scream
i’ve been here before —and watched
swans silver the pavement
right up to my window.
Where is the diary of bones?
The count of floorboards?
Your face that never shows up
in my photos.

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man, i honestly don’t give a fuck anymore. i’m chill if I’m ugly, handsome, or decent-looking. I just don’t care. If people think I’m ugly, oh well! If people think I’m cute, cool. If people think I’m average, that’s ok. I’m not trying to please anybody! I care about only me, and what I do for myself. I won’t stoop down to people’s level, just do please them…I’m only gonna please myself. I’m gonna chase MY dreams. I’m proud of MYSELF!

The Human Mind: 600 miles of synaptic fiber, five and a half ounces of cranial fluid, 1500 grams of complex neural matter… a three-pound pile of dreams. But I’ll tell you what it really is. It is the ultimate battlefield–and, the ultimate weapon. The wars of this modern age–The Psychic Age–are fought somewhere between these damp, curvaceous undulations. From this day forward, you are all psychic soldiers. Paranormal paratroopers! Mental marines who are about to ship out on the adventure of their lives! This- is our beachhead! And this- is your landing craft. You shall engage the enemy in his own mentality–you shall chase his dreams, you shall fight his demons, you shall live his nightmares! And those of you who fight well, you will find yourselves on the path to becoming international secret agents– in other words… Psychonauts!! The rest of you… will die!

Facebook user, Shannon Satonori Lytle, shared his success story on his page yesterday. It’s very inspiring tale on how determination can get you where you need to be to become who you want to be. This is his story in his own words:

“In high school, I flipped burgers at McDonald’s so I could afford the privilege of taking the SAT. I fed and cared for my three baby siblings until they went to sleep and stayed up until 4am to do my homework. I walked home through a dangerous part of the city after extracurriculars because I couldn’t afford a car. I stuck my laptop out of my window at night to steal my neighbour’s wifi and finish my schoolwork.

I was scoffed at and told, “from this part of Ohio, only the children of doctors and lawyers get to go to Ivy League Schools.” In college, I panicked when my laptop broke because I had worked 150 minimum wage hours to buy it. I scrubbed toilets, shelved books, and sold clothing so I could chase my dreams and travel the world. Throughout my life, I have manoeuvred and begged for every kind of subsidy and coupon. I’m the son of a warehouse worker and an immigrant; a first generation student.

Today, I graduated from Harvard.”

If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.

Star Signs

AriesMarch 21st - April 19th

Symbol: The Ram
Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Mars
Body Part: Head, face

The pioneer and trailblazer of the horoscope wheel, Aries energy helps us initiate, fight for our beliefs and fearlessly put ourselves out there.

TaurusApril 20th - May 20th

Symbol: The Bull
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Part: Neck, throat, jaw

The persistent provider of the horoscope family, Taurus energy helps us seek security, enjoy earthly pleasures and get the job done.

Gemini | May 21st - June 20th

Symbol: The Twins
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Part: Shoulders, arms, hands

The most versatile and vibrant horoscope sign, Gemini energy helps us communicate, collaborate and fly our freak flags at full mast.

Cancer | June 21st - July 22nd

Symbol: The Crab
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Moon
Body Part: Chest, stomach

The natural nurturer of the horoscope wheel, Cancer energy helps us connect with our feelings, plant deep roots and feather our family nests.

Leo | July 23rd - August 22nd

Symbol: The Lion
Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Body Part: Heart, upper back, spine

The drama queen and regal ruler of the horoscope clan, Leo energy helps us shine, express ourselves boldly and wear our hearts on our sleeves.

Virgo | August 23rd - September 22nd

Symbol: The Maiden
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Part: Stomach, waist, digestive system

The masterful helper of the horoscope wheel, Virgo energy teaches us to serve, do impeccable work and prioritize wellbeing—of ourselves, our loved ones and the planet.

Libra | September 23rd - October 22nd

Symbol: The Scales
Element: Air
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Part: Lower back, butt

The balanced beautifier of the horoscope family, Libra energy inspires us to seek peace, harmony and cooperation—and to do it with style and grace.

Scorpio | October 23rd - November 21st

Symbol: The Scorpion
Element: Water
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Body Part: Crotch, reproductive organs

The most intense and focused of the horoscope signs, Scorpio energy helps us dive deep, merge our superpowers and form bonds that are built to last.

Sagittarius | Nov 22nd - December 21st

Symbol: The Archer
Element: Fire
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Body Part: Hips, thighs

The worldly adventurer of the horoscope wheel, Sagittarius energy inspires us to dream big, chase the impossible and take fearless risks.

Capricorn | December 22nd - January 19th

Symbol: The Mountain Goat
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Body Part: Knees, skin, bones, teeth

The measured master planner of the horoscope family, Capricorn energy teaches us the power of structure and long-term goals.

Aquarius | January 20th - February 18th

Symbol: The Water Bearer
Element: Air
Quality: Fixed
Ruling Planet: Uranus — planet of originality
Body Part: Ankles

The mad scientist and humanitarian of the horoscope wheel, futuristic Aquarius energy helps us innovate and unite for social justice.

Pisces | February 19th - March 20th

Symbol: The Fish
Element: Water
Quality: Mutable
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Body Part: Feet

The dreamer and healer of the horoscope family, Pisces energy awakens compassion, imagination and artistry, uniting us as one.

Be resilient. Try again. And again. When things don’t go as planned, make a new plan. Know your strengths. Understand your weaknesses. You know what you are and what you aren’t. Use that knowledge to assess your situation. Just try again. When you fall down or come up short, know that isn’t the end of you or your journey. You can do anything. You can get through anything.