Day 7: A photo of something that makes you happy. 🙂
Being my indecisive self, I can’t choose just one photo. Many, many things in this world make me happy, especially these things I like to think of as moments of impact. These moments that feel infinite. Moments that transform. I first heard of this concept in the movie The Vow, which I’m sure many of you have seen, and I think of it as the perfect way to describe these moments of pure happiness. This is how it’s described in the movie:
“My theory is about moments. Moments of impact. My theory is that these moments of impact, these flashes of high intensity that completely turn our lives upside down actually end up defining who we are. Each one of us is the sum total of every moment that we’ve ever experienced. It’s these that become our history, these moments of total physical, mental, and every other kind of love.
So that is my theory, that these moments of impact define who we are. A moment of impact. A moment of impact has potential for change, has ripple effects far beyond what we can predict.”
-Channing Tatum, The Vow.
Moments of Impact.
The world is magic.
The sublime beauty suspends my very existence.
Each trail & path & wrong turn is a vein
Each rock & tree & creature an organ
all part of an Eternal Being – Yosemite,
a breathing planet all its own.
Today, I am its heartbeat.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode with emotion when I experience good art. I can’t even explain what it does to me. It pulls my very soul as close to the surface as it can get without actually escaping my body. I’m addicted to this feeling.” -January 13 2016.
It was summer.
The sand was a desert.
The alignment of the planet
was on our side
because it was warm
and I could see sunshine
and that’s something we don’t get a lot of.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
are twins that wear the same hats.
They grin at the way we walk
down busy street corners together
stepping over cracks
in the sidewalk
and pretending we’re not hurt.
Life would be far too dull if we didn’t have to fistfight our way through it.
I found myself running towards it
the pink and peach sky
it was getting real close…
I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the sun,
when I felt something closing in.
It was you.
You stopped me in my tracks
cast a shadow over my peachy sky
and I fell on my knees in surrender.
*All images and words created by ‘Survival of a College Kid’*