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Arkiv for juni 2012

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Litt kjærlighet på en fredag.

1. Everyone feels like everyone else, just not at the same time.

2. People are unpredictable.

3. Letting go is better than maintaining control.

4. Absolutely nothing good can come out of overthinking things.

– Author Unknown

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“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

– Frida Kahlo

1. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

2. Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others. – Timothy Leary

3. Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe

4. I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can’t remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there. Do I believe the world’s still there? Is it still out there?… Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I’m no different. – Jonathan Nolan, Momento

5. You asked about caring for people I don’t even know. But can I tell you the thing I’m learning most with this disease? The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But love is the only rational act. – Mitch Albom

Nå er jeg lykkelig. Denne låten har jeg hørt så utrolig mange ganger på radioen i bilen, og egentlig alle mulige andre steder, men selvfølgelig uten å ha funnet ut hva den heter i ettertid, så da jeg tilfeldigvis kom over den i sted følte jeg bare en enorm form for lykke i et par minutter. Den er så meg. Det er en slik låt jeg bare kan drømme meg bort til mens jeg ser på vakre bilder fra hele verden, eller som jeg kan høre på mens jeg funderer og tenker over at livet er fint og trist på en og samme tid. Jeg fikk nesten lyst til å gråte av glede da jeg fant den, for min lidenskap for musikk er virkelig helhjertet, uansett hvilken sjanger det er snakk om.

Det føltes også litt som om jeg fant den på det perfekte tidspunkt. Akkurat som om jeg virkelig trengte å finne den nå. Som om jeg fant den når jeg trengte den som mest, og som om den var eksakt det jeg trengte for å trekke litt på smiletbåndet igjen. Rart!