Sunday, October 31, 2010

"They used to be called slutty shoes, but now they're accepted."--from a woman in a mall, watching her daughter try on heels

Talk about a funny moment. This woman was completely serious, and boy was she eyeballing her daughter as she walked, rather comfortably, in those high heels.
"You're the perfect ending to my day." --from a man, flirting, I believe, with my mother

This sounds like it could have come from a movie, or a Nicholas Sparks' book.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"The thing that struck me most was … (what happens) when people have what they perceive their purpose to be taken away from them, because we’re all so wrapped up in our public persona. 'Hi, my name’s John. I’m a musician. Hi, my name’s Steve. I’m a pipe fitter. My name’s Bob. I’m an IT guy.' When those things are taken away, what a lot of people seem to feel, as I have in the past, is am I losing my purpose? What am I going to do with myself? … But there’s always that hope in the songs that the real important things come back to us — family and home and, not material possessions, but actual human connections, which is something I think we’re really lacking in society now." - from Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls

There's a lot of truth in this, no matter what artistic path you're on. As writers, we're constantly trying to make sense of things and share those findings with the world. Sometimes it's in hopes of reconnecting people, and sometimes, usually when a small miracle is erupting, it's to locate something within yourself that you've been struggling to find for too long. It's those moments of inspiration and artistic beauty that keeps you going in this world - it's not always a kind place but it is where we are. So, if music and writing and photography and anything else saves a person, then I say go for it. Reach out and hold onto those things that you lost, and pray they come back to you again should you lose your way.