so i was having a deep conversation with a friend of mine today, and she introduced me to this quote, by author elizabeth gilbert:

"but a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything thats holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. a true soulmate is probably the most important person youll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. but to live with a soulmate forever? nah. too painful. soulmates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. and thank god for it."

i couldn't help but cogitate over this, as it was quite the antithesis of what i've come to understand a soulmate to be. however, the more i thought about it, the more i read closely the passage, i came to understand her outlook... and appreciate it, and even agree with it. soulmates come into your life to teach you, to help you grow. they mesh with you. and i believe that there are different people out there in the world with lessons to teach, love to give, and constructs to destroy. but how can they play that role once your life is changed? things start to deteriorate, and that is when the pain seeps in. thinking back on things, it's how my life has been thus far. someone enters my life in a whirlwind, and they leave just the same. but it's shaped the person i am today, the person i've come to love and appreciate. the person i'm so ardently proud of. so i'm welcoming soulmates, to come. teach me, change me. love me. then leave me. so i can move on to the next, and learn new lessons.

teri moïse - je serai là

i've been in love with the accoustic version of this song since my friend in paris sent it to me last year... but as usual, i'd never checked to see if there was a video... until now. the video is really simple and very chill, but it is incredibly alluring, at least in my opinion it is. the song is in french, but even if you don't speak or understand the language, you're still able to connect with the emotion displayed in the song. so sit back and enjoy it.

in love with this for some reason...

stressed, much???

possibly the most unique|amazing building ever...

...a unique and modern building in prague... definitely a conversation piece.


one evening

so, tonight, as my london friend kristina and i were chatting on msn, we began to take our conversation and turn it into song lyrics. which turned out amazingly, actually. we fed off of each other brilliantly, picking up where the other left off, or changing little tidbits of the other's line to give it better flow. how wondrous! she's an unsigned artist over there, so it'll be exciting (once i'm in that vicinity) getting up with her, creating music and the like. if we can churn out good lyrics virtually, imagine what we could do with actual tools in front of us! it'll be magic. i'm officially excited!

gallery night

last night i went gallery hopping... to about 5 different art exhibits. everything from abstract paintings and pop art, to epoxy/woodwork/miscellaneous objects, and photo exhibits. i really loved the wood, oil, and epoxy paintings and sculptures from dennis beach (who did everything in the above photo). i got really inspired, and really drunk (as the galleries offered complimentary wine, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres... i had the wine and cocktails without the food... substituted for a cigg or two... or eight!). anyway, i saw some amazing pieces... a few i would have purchased if i wasn't a broke ass student. but i digress. i wish i would have taken photos of some of the exhibits, but i felt weird about pulling out my camera; it almost felt disrespectful. haha. i'm such a lame. i'm kicking myself for not having photos. alas... whatever. anyway, i really want to get a canvas and some acrylic paint and go to town... see what i can do. i've always been interested in painting... but for some reason never picked up a paint brush. EXCEPT when i was in london at a friend's bday party. and it turned out amazingly. and so now, the task is to see if i can create something visually stunning w/out the help of champagne. i think i can.


Chiho Aoshima's mural

i just love what this japanese artist is doing here. it's simply amazing. makes me want to go to japan to see more like it... like right now!!!

see more photos here

badu = ♥

this is why i love her.


things come and go.

1. cigarettes + wine = the cure for insane headaches.
2. no headaches + money = a proactive life.
3. a proactive life = creative spurts.
4. creative spurts = happiness.
5. happiness = contentment.
6. becoming content = lazy ass.

suffice it to say, i have no room in my life at the moment to become a lazy ass, so i need to shape up and get things together. or else! blahhh! essays, essays, job, internship, money, final exams, etc. (i need all of those!!!)

woe is me. the life of an over-the-hill college student. haha.



i loved this song and video back in 03/04... and i still love it now.


random musings

my room gets messier and messier every day... but strangely, i'm ok with it. i've got an immense headache... pounding!... but i can't help but stare into the computer screen and think, "i should go smoke a cigarette... or pour myself a glass of wine." i'm aware of the fact that she has the vocal ability of a mute and dancing ability of a lame, but i can't help but fawn over cassie and her music. i might be the only black person in america voting for hilary clinton, but like my messy room, i'm ok with that. for the past week, i've played phone tag with a possible internship. why we can't seem to catch each other is beyond me... but seriously, the game stops tomorrow! in other news, i can't wait to graduate. seriously. i need to graduate now! not in a year. but now! i think i'm mildly obsessed with mark ronson's album, vanessa paradis's album, as well as estelle's. oh, and i'll see estelle in concert on sunday. exciting. i'll blog about it. or maybe not. blah. my head hurts.


aesthetically pleasing

whoa. i love. below are some contemporary lounge sofa designs.
a part of the cassina, aspen collection.
i'd love to know if they're actually comfortable to sit on.


so, one of my friends put me up on the group little dragon some time ago, and i've been in love ever since. however, with all my love for them and their song 'twice,' i never knew there was a video for it... UNTIL NOW. and i love it. wow. check it out below.

by the way...

i finished 'invisible man' and i loved it. i'm now able to see what all the fuss was about so many years ago, and still today, as it reigns with other classics in the american literature hierarchy. it told such a poignant story, and i was captivated by the nameless main character, mesmerized by his story, his actions, and thoughts. definitely inspiration for me...
...now on to read 'the dreamers,' which was adapted into a movie (amazing by the way, if you've not seen).


so... most who know me, know that i'm obsessed with a film by the name of 'l'auberge espagnol' (the spanish apartment). if you've not seen it, go get it... it's amazing. at any rate, there is a sequel, 'les poupees russes' (the russian dolls), which, until last night, i'd yet to see. i knew it would be an amazing film, as the first was sensational... and how could you screw up such dynamism? i wasn't let down... at all! amazing. i've yet to see a sequel that was as raw and unpredictable as this. you'd think, based on the first installment, the directors and writers would go right... but they totally went left!! and the result was AMAZING. didn't see it coming at all. and i LOVED that about the film. risks were taken, both visually and textually (i think that's the right word... haha... if it isn't, i'm sure you know where i was trying to go with that). i think for those who are prone to like more "americanized" cinema, where everything has its place, and everything has order and predictability, the movie would be a disappointment-- but for those who love/appreciate foreign film, the twists and turns and all the risks taken, the movie will be as amazing as i'm claiming it to be. suffice it to say, both films are killer. go see them if you haven't [end rant here].

and another one...

so, i've been MIA from this blog for a second. for that, i sincerely apologize. school called. i answered. things have been pretty hectic. also, my creativity came crashing back after a night out at a moroccan restaurant... and i've been throwing all of my energy, better yet the energy i've left after school, into working on my novel. at any rate, i've got some time to get on here, so voila! here i am.