" there is no in-between, just shades of gray "

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you're kidding yourself if you think there will always be perfect moments only. no one is going to hand you the keys to the castle. no one will sweep you off your feet. no one will pluck you out from the crowd to do the cash-grab booth game. no one will tell you you are special or loved or your words meaningful or you in any way make any difference in the world by your presence.

you're kidding yourself if you think that perfect moments do not exist. people will surprise you with their good nature. they will show you kindness when you're in need of it. they will share their belongings, food, a lift, and even their home. good people will come into your life and you will feel so much of their love, your heart will never be less than full. they will hold you close and stay with you until you realize that you are one of the most integral people on our planet, and they couldn't ever see this all being the same experience without you in it.

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 simple things always make me happy. it is in the simplicity of them where i find the most experiential satisfaction, the most visual pleasure, and the most repeatable enjoyment. 
  delicate dappled window light on a rainy overcast day. no makeup clear complexion calm, being yourself in a new situation. 
 holding eye contact for more than a glimpse on the street, public transportation, or public space. 
 refreshing honey hibiscus tea lemonade with just a bit of ice chips. 
 stretching long and tall into a wind at the water’s edge. 
 eating messy burgers with two hands. 
 picking the slender bones out of steamed fish with lemongrass. 
 sighing in the morning long and true right before getting up. 
 laughing with friends about the dumbest jokes. 
  endless, just endless beauty in a simple action, design, experience, situation. we are all masters-in-training and in the meantime, i believe allowing yourself the space to explore, not only releases the anxiety and confusion of attempting to know all things about all things, but creates a living & breathing lifestyle which adapts and shifts positively & accordingly. 
 sometimes all you need to do is be present, and let the world present its splendor before you as it slowly passes by. 
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simple things always make me happy. it is in the simplicity of them where i find the most experiential satisfaction, the most visual pleasure, and the most repeatable enjoyment.

  • delicate dappled window light on a rainy overcast day. no makeup clear complexion calm, being yourself in a new situation.
  • holding eye contact for more than a glimpse on the street, public transportation, or public space.
  • refreshing honey hibiscus tea lemonade with just a bit of ice chips.
  • stretching long and tall into a wind at the water’s edge.
  • eating messy burgers with two hands.
  • picking the slender bones out of steamed fish with lemongrass.
  • sighing in the morning long and true right before getting up.
  • laughing with friends about the dumbest jokes.

endless, just endless beauty in a simple action, design, experience, situation. we are all masters-in-training and in the meantime, i believe allowing yourself the space to explore, not only releases the anxiety and confusion of attempting to know all things about all things, but creates a living & breathing lifestyle which adapts and shifts positively & accordingly.

sometimes all you need to do is be present, and let the world present its splendor before you as it slowly passes by.

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