Tuesday, March 5, 2013
So, its a late night and you have a snuffy nose and you just watched Titanic for the first time through.
You've built a cave like structure by putting sheets around your bed and you are listening to Thistles and Weeds by Mumford and Sons and your mind is going twenty miles a minute.
I feel like the brain works most brilliantly when the late hours of the night meet in secret with the early hours of the morning.
So, want to venture through my thoughts with me?
Well, I was thinking about how lives can change in a day. How lives can be born in a day, and lives can be taken away in a day. And lives can change in a day. I was thinking of what Jack said to Rose about how one night he was sleeping under a bridge and the next day, he was on the Titanic. But not just that, but I also thought about how Rose's life changed in a day. She was thinking of jumping. Off the boat. Because her life was all set for her and a dull re-do over and over and she never could really be herself. She had to box herself up. Until Jack came along and let her be her. Do you see that? Jack never changed or created Rose into a different person. She always had that person in her. He just let her be herself and loved her for that. And because of that, her life changed in a day and she had the courage to be the self she was.
I think our lives can change in a day. It won't always. But I do think it's crazy how you could be walking through life when Bam. One day it all changes. Sometimes its for the good, sometimes for the bad. But your life will and can change in one day. And it will make its presence noticed. I believe in fate too. I think you can be at grocery store, or coffee shop, or College course, or on a big huge gigantic boat and you can run into a the love of your life in an unexpected place and connect in an unexpected way and I think that can change a lot of things too. Maybe he was your waiter and accidently spilled coffee on you and you somehow laughed about it and struck up conversation. Maybe it'll be the produce aisle where you both reach for the exact same fruit and become embarassed and apologize repeatedly and sink into that Moment . Maybe you'll one day be doing homework outside after your college class and someone will come up and sit next to you and inquire about your work and what you are studying and if they could help you. Or maybe it'll be on a ship where one is contemplating jumping off and the other convinces you to stay.
I think it can happen.
But that's probably that 99% of the Dreamer in me speaking overriding the 1% Realist.
What do you think?
Oh, and I also think we can do something about our lives changing too.
But we can't sit still and hope for that.
We got to be doing. We got to be living. We can't be waiting until we're ready.