Everything I have grown up believeing in summed up pretty well by the artist. Children aren’t blank slates you can fill your desires in, they can colour themselves… strokes of red and magenta, faces smiling and faces in thought.
I was always hell bent on finding my way and I think I am still painting the mural that is me. Let everyone have that freedom. The poem below yearns for this freedom: Do not tell me what to be, tell me how I can be best at what I want to be.
My fate is not engraved
On the stone of life
Why do others decide?
How do they have the right?
I write my own story
As I grow
I build myself each moment,
With each fact I encounter, each person I know
Stronger than the stone
Who tried to decide what I should be
I stand here today,
Self-written, independent and free
Let the bounds that hold you break.
Let the shell you are in degrade,
Forget the engravement and you’ll clearly see
Who you really wish to be.
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”
Which one are you?
I am pretty sure I am both – and not just a little bit of both… I feel like all of us can switch brain modes. This book my mom gave me talked about how if you consciously try – you can switch to your right brain mode, which is where you can do all your deep thinking. What interested me is that the lady said you can feel this shift – i tried it over and over again and I think I almost got there a couple of times. You can feel your body loosen, you can feel the pressure thin and maybe, if you’re lucky, you can feel the colours that your mind is projecting.
Being a Right brain person is amazing. It sets you free, you aren’t forced to see the logic in your everyday life, you can go with the flow. On the other hand, the Left brain person finds it compelling to undertake these extra thinking processes. Unconventional is the new conventional! Everywhere I go, people are talking about creativity. What no one is telling you that even though the Right brain is an amazing place in all our minds and we should go there often, the Left brain is keeping us sane. I guess what I am saying is that there are certain times to use the left brain and times to let go and switch to your Right brain mode! Be both – and be the best of both!
There is something about this image that really speaks to me. The photography is amazing and the message is overwhelming.
Somehow the fact that he’s asking for something so small is touching.
Is this tragic, or is it just life?
Where does the difference lie?
Since the 6th grade I have been listening to Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd – music that makes you feel something. In around the 12th grade, house & trance came in in a big way and I began to appreciate a new genre. Above & Beyond, Infected Mushroom, Armin van Buuren are some of the new artists I have grown to love.
I absolutely loved this comic strip because it speaks of music then and now. It’s not like the music now is not good, but I wish there was some way to tell everyone in the world that party music is not music that will awaken you, and music is such a treasure – each one of us should learn to treasure it. Music can change lives, just like words!
This is how many books I wish I had the time to readdddd.
An original idea? Well, the library must be full of them!