the ocean & the sea & everything in between

October 16, 2013 | (Unfinished) ThoughtsInspirationLists

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all images sourced from pinterest.

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” (J. F. Kennedy)

I quoted this before, and I will always continue to do so.

humans are creatures of habit. but, we are. I argue with myself a lot these days; pulling my own hair out and yelling at myself in furious disbelief. because there are so many things that I could do, but I am not doing them. the concrete jungle ignores me, and it suits me. the toughness of fighting your way through the crowds, or getting swallowed by the black-haired masses during lunch-time in the financial district. I don’t have a choice, but to be part of it. to wait in lines that go around the block, like a snake, with people impatiently, but mindlessly waiting as they scroll through their feeds of brainwashing information. to order the same item on the menu, day after day, because it’s easier. we are all swallowed and unable to take in any more. it’s always all the same; the faces, the stories, in and out. the end of the year is rolling in like a wave. and it will be gone as just as fast as it came. I am trying keep afloat. I am trying.

some of this helps:

+ morcheeba’s album head up high. morcheeba is a little bit of an emotional issue for me. they have followed me through the last eight years without a pause and will, perhaps, always remain as one of the most important bands in my life. among others. I await each of the new release with painful impatience. this year, no less.

+ visiting north korea is one of the newest additions to my traveling bucket list. it is mainly because of this post. I hadn’t really thought about it before. but these images and seeing how potentially easy it could be to visit the country, I became intrigued. definitely something to keep on my mind.

+ chili infused salt & perfect tacos & pumpkin smoothie & lavender iced coffee

+ I have ordered a new falling whistle. join us. get yours here. be a whistleblower for peace. there is no other cause I have been so loyal to as much as falling whistles. it’s a beautiful, strong concept and I believe it. conversations, sentences, words; not machetes, guns and mines.

+ favorite apps of this month: spottly of hong kong and yummly of california, USA. I am obsessed with searching for places around the world that I will visit one day, collecting images and favorite spots around the city. I am also trying to cook more lately and these apps help me with both.

+ bullet journaling. I never realized it, but this is pretty much how I keep my notes together and organized. it works. on a second thought, I should use my notebooks more often.

+ the russia left behind. an amazing feature from the new york times. incredible journaling and the kind of reporting that all journalists and writers should try to aspire to.

I hope your week is better than mine.