This puts things into perspective.
“But then something happens, right there on that ordinary day. Maybe it’s only a kiss, a conversation, a song on the radio, something that makes you laugh, an incredible view. But you’re suddenly reminded how beautiful life can be. And when it does happen, it doesn’t matter to you how temporary life is, or whether or not your existence is in any way significant. All that matters is, for that instantaneous yet, eternal moment in time, you’re there to experience it.”
Music and sound have always been very important in my life, but I’ve never known how much they meant to me until I’d taken Audio in Media by Professor Bradley Freeman this semester. Dr. Bree is so passionate about audio, and he gave us so much freedom to explore for every single piece of work. It’s really a pity that he’s leaving the school this year. This was one module where I’ve truly learnt something (also because ProTools is such a useful programme), instead of being forced into memorising information that I’ve no interest in.
At the beginning of the semester Dr. Bree told us that he loved the quiet and peace in the audio suite, and he liked to go in there just to chill out, away from all the noise outside. I didn’t understand that until I’ve actually started using it. The numerous days this semester spent in the audio suite slogging away were no doubt tiring, but I relished every single moment of it. I enjoyed every single time I stepped in there, regardless of whether I was working on my assignments, or just playing songs like I owned the workstation.
Listening to music and audio tracks in the audio suite was magical. It was such an intimate experience as well. It’s the only place where you can choose exactly what you’re listening to, and let it engulf you with no extraneous distractions. I love how every single note can be so clearly heard like they’re trying to imprint the music in your mind, and how the sounds just embrace and caress you. It’s better than a boyfriend haha. And it is hard to describe the experience, you have to be there yourself to really feel it.
I loved the module, and all that I’ve experienced will definitely stick with me for my entire life, though I think I’ll never go into the music or audio industry. Or maybe that is why.
Happy Mothers’ Day.
So, this freaking huge praying mantis just decided to land behind our sofa.
I’ve finally watched Dead Poets Society yesterday. This quote was from one of the scenes that moved me the most. Had to replay this part at least 50 times, to experience every single word and emotion of the dialogue.
We all go through this relentless struggle between passion and rationality, don’t we.
I pray for courage, because I can feel myself yielding to those heavy, uncompromising shackles, and my fire slowly blowing itself out.
I need to feel again.
There’s this little stretch of pavement in the centre of a traffic junction.
My mum always tells me not to cross the road at this particular junction because there are many mad drivers out there and it’s dangerous. But standing here with an endless row of street lights, and feeling cars zooming past me in all directions, it gives me a feeling of liberation, uncertain, but so certain at the same time.
It’s kind of a cheap thrill, but the excitement that comes with the precariousness of being on that small concrete patch is priceless. Sometimes I’ll stand on the edge of the pavement, wondering how it would feel to just run onto the large maze of traffic lanes right in front of me.
But I’m guessing I’d probably won’t feel anything anymore for a really long time if I really do it.
You got a fast car
And I want a ticket to go anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove.
A poster about homelessness for a design class and a competition.
The stability of a home is the solution to their problems.
Let me tell you a little about Mary.