“A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.”
C JoyBell C
“Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say. Just like children sleeping, we could dream this night away… Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.”
Harvest Moon, Neil Young
*New-Favourite-Song-Alert*, well a rather old song that is probably also my father’s favourite song, but I can’t get it out of my head.
“There are certain mortal moments and minutes that matter. Certain hingepoints in the history of each human. Some seconds are so decisive they shrink the soul, while others are spent, so as to stretch the soul.”
Neal A Maxwell
So, it has been a while since I have posted and for this I can only apologise. Life in France has left me with little time for thinking, but today I was walking home from university and realised just how lucky I am to be given such a great opportunity to spend part of my life living in a totally new, foreign place. In the lead up to my year abroad, things were not always so smooth, but I don’t think I’d have had it any other way – I have learned so much from those experiences already. Even in the short time I have been here, I feel like I have changed already, become more self aware, readier to face challenges but more sensitive to different people, and I can tell already that this year will be a big marker in my life. I think this quote also applies when it comes to the luck/ chance/ fate (call it what you will) of finding these opportunities, having certain experiences and meeting certain people. I know I’ve been incredibly lucky to have met some people who are now very important to me and I’d definitely call those moments “hingepoints” in my life.
“If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
I just really liked the concepts and ideas behind this; putting hope into things when they seem tough.
“I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
Missing lots of people and incredibly excited to be making plans to see some of them soon!
“Hope and faith goes hand-in-hand, because without hope there is no faith. The same goes with want and needs, without any wants, there no need to have a need”
“There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.”
I have neglected this blog a little recently, but life got rather busy and there has been a lot to process! I came across this the other day and I think it described very well what I felt while I was packing to move away. I have learnt that I am a very nostalgic and sentimental person (not entirely sure if its a good thing but ah well!) But nevertheless, I have moved and have had a few days to settle and while I still feel like I’m in holiday mode, I am feeling quite content.