Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"The trick, is to keep breathing "

A dedication to friends who are facing crappy times & those with the never-give-up spirit we draw inspiration from...

Sometimes, just sometimes, life gets to be so tough and so bad you can feel its weight on your shoulders and it almost makes your knees buckle. So i pray and sometimes I'll even call up a friend who i know will tell me to 'kaza rasa'. But almost always, i find myself muttering the below compilation of words like a mantra as i dig in and plow on.

"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.

Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desire can be won.

It exists.It is real. It is possible. It is yours"
from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the Bludgeoning of chance
my head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. - Invictus by William Ernest Henley


Aaaand finally, i turn to laughter; comfort food for the soul, dished out by the best of them.

"...Seriously. Jesus started the whole 'wait three days' thing. He waited THREE days to come back to life. It was perfect!
If he had only waited ONE day, alot of people wouldn't have even heard that he died. They'd be all, "hey Jesus, what up?" and Jesus would probably be like, "What up?! I DIED yesterday!" and then they'd be all, "Uhh, you look pretty alive to me, dude..." and then Jesus would have to explain how he was resurrected, & how it was a miracle, & then the dude would be like "Uhh oookay, whatever you say bro..."

And he's not gonna come back on a SATURDAY. Everyone's busy, doing chores, workin' the loom, trimmin' the beard, NO. He waited the exact right number of days, THREE.

Plus, it's a SUNDAY, so everyone's in church already, they're all in there "Oh no, Jesus is DEAD," then BAM! He bursts thro' the back door, runs up the aisle, everyone's totally psyched, and FYI, that's when he invented the high five. Three days. We wait three days to call a woman, because that's how long Jesus wants us to wait..true story..." Barney, in How i met your mother

....Suddenly, the world doesn't seem so blue; and that's the power of words ladies & gentlemen.

Mob wendos,


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