“if i lay here….if I just lay here…”

part one | part two

fic: A Different Song
author:  Quartetship

A Different Song embodies so many beautiful, and painful, things about life and growing up away from home. It’s the kind of story that stays with you even once you’ve turned the last page, and I’m honored to have been able to work with you on this, Q. Thank you so much for commissioning me <3

Every individual has a different perspective on life. Many see it as the threshold to a new beginning with an abundance of opportunities. Others see it as a messy, mundane hell. As humans we should question every little detail. Is the glass half empty or half full? Does the glass even exists? It’s interesting how one’s own mind perceives an object, idea, or a person in a way others would never see without proper navigation. The perception of love can be a fairytale dream, but a tortuous, never-ending nightmare to others. Death is either glorified or feared. Next time you are outside, acknowledge your surroundings. Look up at the sky and take in the beauty or the drawbacks of life. Realize how you normally see the world, and try to look at it differently. Life is too short to be normal and monotonous. You only grow old if you let life age you. Let the ocean waves tell you its secrets and experience life in a whole new perspective.
—  Perspective ; John Mancilla