1: October 26, 2018
Top of ferris wheel
2: October 27, 2018
Alone in dorm room
How much can change in one day?
How much joy can be felt in one day?
How many smiles can be seen, felt in one day?
How much pain can be felt in one day?
How many tears can be shed in one day?
Why is life so filled with suffering and yet so filled with happiness? Is one an illusion of the other?
Some necessary reflections.
I may be okay today but I must understand the every day challenges of memory.
Of living with mental illness.
I am allowed to feel.
I am allowed to smile, laugh, cry, scream at the sky at God why did you allow this to happen?
Your feelings are valid.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
It is how we heal.
Learning to live means learning to live with yourself, to live in a world with so much pain.
Learning to find light even in the darkest of nights.
The darkest of intrusive thoughts.
Let your mind rest.
May we all sleep well tonight🌙
Brandeis University 💋
P.S. this post is simply my personal reflections on both photos and on October 27, its impact.
No worries tonight, that does not mean the memories or feelings are gone.
All is valid when processing trauma, and for right now, I am ok
Sending love to all💕
How do YOU define Tourism?
It's hard to pay attention in class when it's so early in the morning sometimes, but if the subject matter doesn't bore me then I'll be wide awake, which is why this morning I remember a question that caught my attention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In my tourism class, we started talking about the different forms of tourism that exists as well as discussing the reasons that motivate people to travel. There were a number of definitions for just the one word and it interests me to see what your definition of the word entails. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I can't remember exactly how I defined the word "tourism" in my own terms but it was something along the lines of the "desire or interest to indulge in unique experiences, cultures, food, language and arts for a period of time before returning back to one's destination" as it was mentioned that tourism has to do with mainly two components:
1. The idea that not everyone is a tourist and that tourism has to do with a return journey, meaning a journey which has a beginning and an end, and
2. That it is mostly for either leisure or business purposes.
Keep it humble & spread ♥️
I wonder when chance encounters stop being chance and started becoming routine. Every week there's another. Another saved, another grateful, another supposedly fated to have met me at a critical point in their lives, like I've somehow got it all figured out or something.
since when did curiosity & speaking in riddles enthrall others regard you so highly? & since did listening & taking consideration in response make someone a good person? I don't know what to call these relationships anymore. These people, they only know a quarter of who I am, & yet, I mean something to them.
Is making friends really that easy for most people? It feels so bad leaving love out to dry, unrequited like this. I feel like some kind of cult leader tending to wounds of damaged people. Why does curiosity drive me to stretch myself so thin, I honestly prefer solitude.
masakazu Katsura ✏