— Walden, Henry Thoreau (via kiwilovedamango)
Pretty much everything we do that we have passion for, music, art, reading, writing, movies, and even good talks, are all just stories, like each thing has its own plot or “story” or idea behind it? Like why do we even care, or become so attached and emotionally invested into these things, allowing them to break us down, or open us up to an entire world full of its own wonderful little quirks? It’s not like we HAVE to learn to play the guitar or write novels or paint in order to survive or sharpen our social skills that much, so when you think about it, it makes little sense as to why we as a species devote our time, which could further be used to sustain our livelihood or physical needs, to such activities and creations? We do all these things for this intrinsic motivation and passion we have for it, and sometimes we just want to share its beauty with others, and we just absolutely fall in love with it. Personally I am a painter and I find when i’m at my absolute most peaceful is when I’m swept up in one of my pieces. I just wanted to let everyone know how beautiful I think that is. How movies, books, or songs have the ability to bring tears to our eyes or make us even sympathize with something that would be meaningless unless we gave it meaning. It’s wonderful, and I believe it sets us apart, not only as “humans” but have you ever met someone with such raw talent and passion for something you’d never dream of separatingthem from their element which brings them so much joy? Like you can just watch them, and it’s this fire, this spark within them that grows and swallows them completely , bringing out the absolute best in them, especially when you catch them off guard, by themselves with their art? See we call these hobbies. But oh that’s the good stuff, what we really live for and strive to find in others and also within the pits of ourselves. Sometimes you meet people like this, and it completely changes your entire outlook and perspective forever, simply because it brings you closer to understanding new things that others were able to find so fascinating that they decided to spend hours of their life perfecting or getting lost in. It’s just….divine, in all aspects.