Shine On

There's a light in your eyes. I don't know if it's always there, or maybe we never see it, but it's there alright. The light in your eyes, that's everything from a twinkle to a spark, the one that comes dangerously close to being extinguished once you're an adult, and sometimes when you're a child...

Don't forget to keep your eyes full of life, because that's the only measure of your happiness... Shining bright when you were a child, it constantly amazed everyone around you, and anyone holding your gaze for long enough couldn't drop it... The light seemed to educate, enlighten... Maybe it shone so bright because you were an indefatigable optimist, or maybe it was because you just didn't know any better... It's the same thing, for a child, is it not?

But then you grew up, and you learned about life, and you started watching a little less Spongebob and a little more 'media', because suddenly, the media was your viewport to the world... and the Spongebob song was getting irritating anyway... The Age of Innocence came to an end.. and your optimist shrunk as time passed...

Your life became intense, or atleast your head said so. Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll became your staple, except if you were unfortunate, it was Sex, Drugs and Rap Music... You're life started revolving around things that would later seem not quite as important... But the light was still there, sometimes... The people who brought out the light were the people you knew you wanted to have around you for the rest of your life... Surround yourself with plump men like Caesar... But like Caesar, you had the weakness of relating appearances to character... Hey, it was high school!

Then came the real age of the Media.. stepping in after closing off your exits, and drowning you in a constant flood of negativity and call outs about what the hell is wrong with the universe... But it wasn't just the media... It was life... everything in life, from the little things that got you down, to the big things that knocked you off your feet... All you could do was pick up the pieces and hope that the scotch tape would hold... The light started to flicker... But then you found someone... Someone who laid out more kindling and started a fire in your heart... It was pretty obvious this person was important, but this person probably left, and your fire almost dies out... but it survives... and you learn that nothing in life is ever permanent... as much as you want it to be...

But if there's one thing it should have taught you, it was that you can never ever put too much faith in any one person... Because eventually you might be let down, and it might happen even if that person is absolutely angelic... simply because we are human, and the sooner you understand that, the better it is for you (or me)... Stop... step back, take a look at the big picture here to see if you know what I'm really talking about...

If there's one thing it should have taught you, it's that you can never stop moving in life... Much like a first person shooter... when you stop moving, you die... Crisp, clear logic... But I'm not here to preach about life, atleast not this time... Me? It feels like I've been waiting for my life to begin for some time now, and I shouldn't be... Words from an advertisement, so befitting... "Make the most of now"...

But I'm not here to preach... I'm here to tell you to keep that light alive... That light is the magical mixture of energy, hope, dreams, life, love, innocence and wonder. Keep those in mind.. those are the most important part of this post, and the most important part of your life... Protect the light with all you have, because at the end of the day, it is all you have... When all is said and done in the day, it is the light that gets you through to the next phase... It is the light that governs the colours outside your window to the world... It is the light that ignites you...

Shine On...


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Arielle said... 28 June 2008 at 02:39  

Loved the first person shooter part. ;P
Powerful stuff. Glad you got the writer's block worked out. ^.^

HeatherrrEloise said... 3 July 2008 at 02:35  

indeed this is powerful.
i like it.

CollegeGirl said... 5 July 2008 at 05:29  

I'm currently trying to digest a few of life's lessons that you've mentioned in this post... particularly about the humanity in a person eventually letting you down... When you let someone become your whole world, when they're gone it's... well, like you said, that light flickers and struggles to keep burning for a little while.

See? I told you you were a deep thinker :)

Anonymous said... 6 July 2008 at 05:21  

Totally agree! Good job! :)

Anonymous said... 6 July 2008 at 15:34  

I feel blessed, that you're in my life!
Indeed let it shine. Shine on.

PS:- You know who this is.

Hint :- Pink Pigs under hostage :)

tina said... 28 July 2008 at 08:40  

how dare you say you're not a writer? :) you keep asking us all these profound questions...

i've always liked your habit of using ellipses; you keep meditating in prose, you know? :)

dcloud said... 8 August 2008 at 22:32  

You have l33t writing skillz [grin]

A Students View on Guru Digial Media said... 4 November 2008 at 14:03  

What the FUck?

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