Do you ever have those days when you feel as though you're seeing the world in a brand new light?
Because I feel as though I'm having one of those days today.
There have been two things weighing down on my mind all day:
One: That we will never be able to appreciate ourselves as we are seen in the eyes of our loved ones
Two: Just by existing we are altering the future in some small, but significant way, and that the world would not be the same if we were not in it.
It's hard to explain those thoughts, but they've all been hitting me, one after the other, over the course of the day. It's always interesting when you get a new perspective on the world and how we fit in it. I'll throw my hands in the air and admit that self-hatred is something that I've become quite accustomed to, and have often wondered why the people in my life have stuck around.
I suppose what we have to remember is that there are a whole set of people in the world who love nothing more than seeing your eyes light up when you're doing what you're passionate about. And that you'll never see yourself in that way, the way that makes you seem so beautiful and wonderful and alive to your friends and family.
If you've ever looked around a cinema and saw people tearing up at the action on screen, or someone's eyes widening when they're reading their favourite book, you'll understand what I'm talking about. If not? There's still time. Just open your eyes to the small details.
The second idea was most definitely thought of because of 'Cloud Atlas'. It didn't talk about destiny as such, but the idea that what we do in life affects everyone is key to the film. It's a wonderful thought. That even when we die and our bones are mere dusts, there are still consequences of our actions out there somewhere in the world. Be they children or concepts, artwork or lives that would not exist if not for us, we are here for a reason, and that reason is as individual to us as our fingertips.
Just a thought.