Leap Year

Monday, February 29, 2016

"I'm thinking a lot about leap year. Today is February 29th and although it isn't an official holiday, perhaps it can be looked upon as one in a metaphorical sense as Christmas reminds us to be generous in spirit. So leap year reminds me to take a leap in our own lives, to be bold, to try something new. Too often, we shrink from doing things we really want to. Held back by from appearing foolish... perhaps."

Did you take a leap this year?

Where The Wild Things Are

Sunday, February 28, 2016

"There is a wild inside all of us."

There is something so nostalgic about Where The Wild Things Are. I never grew up with it like most American kids, but it feels so curiously familiar to me, like I am Max. They feel like memories. I haven't felt so connected to characters and stories in so long. I finally saw it with Caro at Nitehawk Cinema and I felt so deeply moved by this film. I couldn't stop crying, which is such a beautiful thing. Each Wild Thing was so distinctively unique and special. Max was a true gem. He made me laugh and cry, it was such a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Max: Small is good. My powers are able to slip right through the cracks.
Judith: But what if the cracks are closed up?
Max: Then I have a re-cracker, which goes right through that.
Judith: But what if they have some sort of material that re-crackers can't get through?
Max: Then I have a double re-cracker, which can get through anything in this whole universe. And that's the end, and there's nothing more powerful after that, ever. Period.
Alexander: He has a double re-cracker.
Ira: He does sound powerful.

This film has really lifted my spirits and my soul. I think Max really has the power to create a sadness shield to keep all the sadness out. Thank you to Maurice Sendak for creating such a powerful and beautiful story. I will forever love this film and will share this with my future children. I want them to grow up with a vivid imagination, true courage and a great sense of adventure.

A few words of wisdom

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time. I first heard this quote in The Princess Diaries and I've been living with that mentality ever since. Because I wholeheartedly believe in this. I've come across people in different stages of my life who have super egos, who treat people like shit to exert their authority and dominance. You know what I've learned? Never let anyone treat you like shit! I find myself reminding people to not let anyone mistreat / abuse / belittle them and never take anything personally. I think over the years, I've learned to build a thick skin and I thank my life experiences for it. You can't control how people treat you, but you can control how you react to it.

Thank you Eleanor Roosevelt for your wisdom. She was a spectacular lady and I truly respect and admire her contribution to society. Your wisdom will stay close to my heart.

√Čtude Op. 10, No. 3

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Today was one of those days I couldn't stop smiling. It was just a beautiful day. I felt no reason to be melancholy or dissatisfied with life. It was raining all day and I felt sunshine in my heart. Sometimes when there is so much beauty in the world, nothing will make you feel down, because I know I'm alive. Listening to √Čtude Op. 10, No. 3 by Chopin is another reason to celebrate life. How can you possibly be sad knowing something as beautiful as this tune was composed and you have the ability to hear it! This music truly tugs at my heartstrings and all I feel is gratitude for my life.

I know life is worth living. #whyislifeworthliving

Have We Reached the End of Physics?

Monday, February 22, 2016

"Why is there something rather than nothing? In most in the multiverse, there is nothing. And we live in one of the few places, where the laws of physics, allow there to be something."

I love listening to TED Talks on my commute. I just wish I could write notes, so I can really remember the subject and key points. I just know I'm so fascinated by physics and science. I'm so curious about our existence and how and why we're here. We are made up all atoms, molecules, cells and we're this being that exists on a planet in a solar system, in a galaxy, in the universe. On top of living in a universe, there could be parallel universes, alternate existences out there. I'm here typing on this silver Mac Book Pro. In another universe, I could be typing on a gold Mac Book Pro. Well, Mac Book Pros don't come in gold, but you see my point.

I hope to continue to listen to TED Talks and my other favorite podcasts. I'm determined to read more, listen to more podcasts and watch more documentaries. I need to invest in myself. I've got to stay motivated. Be curious. Have a thirst for knowledge. Learn and educate. I highly recommend this episode.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Everyday your life goes by. What do you want to do with it? The earth is spinning, with or without you. Things are happening with or without your consent, knowledge or regard. Make those seconds count. Make them worthwhile. Make them meaningful today.

Just in Time

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Celine: She used to stop in the middle of a song, and walk from behind the piano over to the edge of the stage. Then she'd talk to somebody in the audience. "Oh, yeah, baby." She'd walk off a little, then walk really slow back over to the mike. She had a big ass, and this funny little walk.

Celine: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.
Jesse: I know.

They both smile.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Dell: I feel like I'm in the wrong world. Cause I don't belong in a world where we don't end up together. I don't. There are parallel universes out there where this didn't happen. Where I was with you, and you were with me. And whatever universe that is that's the one where my heart lives in.

Anytime anyone talks about time, it gets me good. Time, space, universe, chance. Naturally, I become so moved about the concept and discussion of these ideas. I haven't felt like this since Before We Go. In the last few months, I've felt disconnected to the films around me and today, I felt something again. I felt alive. It really made me think about the course of relationships, the course of the universe and our existence. The story teaches us that even if there are multiple universes, we are experiencing this one, so we better make it count.

Dell: I'm just really paranoid I'm gonna miss it. I miss things a lot.

I think we all feel this way. The only way we can avoid this feeling is to know what we want out of life and dedicating all your energy to get it. Chasing the dream and chasing the things and people we care about. Life is worth it, because I believe the universe reciprocates when you believe in it. Life may not always be fair, but we should learn to fight for the things that are ultimately good for us. It will always be a challenge and so it should. Sometimes it's a uphill battle and you are bound to get some battle wounds, but they only make us stronger. Learn and decide what you want out of life. Make your life count in this universe.

We exist in this universe.