Words to live by: "Let go everyday"
Currently listening: + Platoon//Jungle + Tookah//Emiliana Torrini + Feel Like We Only Go Backwards//Tame Impala + You Took Your Time//Mount Kimbie + America//Laura Veirs + Cinnamon Girl//Neil Young + Flight of Fantasy//Yanni + Shaper//Glasser
Recommended book: + Kane & Able by Jeffery Archer + Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman + The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
I never leave for a trip without: a guarantee that I won't have cell service
My journal is filled with: poems
I am most inspired by: life all around me
Every few weeks there is a stirring inside of me. I wake up and there is an energy that permeates throughout my body, a dull unsettling rattle that gently whispers, “escape.” When this occurs my internal voice dishes out instructions:
• Break your phone
• Take your laptop and throw it off the balcony. *Resist the urge to check your email or social media outlets before launching it off the third story
• Run – don’t walk – into the ocean. Keep walking until you have to swim. Keep swimming until your feet grow scales and you begin to twirl into the waves. Keep swimming until you are the ocean, until you forget every preconceived notion of right and wrong, every limit that’s ever been set and every concrete truth you’ve ever known.
Swim forward, swim on. Let the rolling waves play their rhythmic song across your belly and float into the eternal nothingness that is life, that is experience, that is freedom.
I’ve yet to follow through with these instructions, primarily because my rational self is painfully aware that internal desires are only metaphorical. So instead of becoming a mermaid I sit in my bed and try to live in that moment - stillness in the middle of the ocean. Moments later I check my cell phone for texts, snapchats, and instagram likes. I open my computer to go through morning emails and update my social media.
I make myself a cup of coffee, forget about my early morning craving to sink into the sea and I begin a day of work.