Friday, March 15, 2013

Something So Beautiful: Sleeping

There is something so beautiful about people when they sleep. It's not really easy to explain. They just slip out of their exhausting facades and into a place of peace. The pressures that the world puts on them are loosed and every burden drops from their shoulders to the ground. They are so vulnerable, so sweet, so quiet. It's hard to be mad at them because they look so harmless. But inside their heads, this is not the case.

Inside their heads they are explorers and magicians and artists and revolutionaries. Every goal they've never been unable to reach becomes something they can accomplish. Everything they've ever desired becomes attainable. Inside their heads they wage war against phantom armies and sail great triple-masted ships and fall in love.

Someone once told me never to fall in love with those in my dreams unless I know how to dream and find them again. And I agree. I think it's a solid piece of advice. But I also think that's a very difficult thing to ask of anybody. The people in dreams are powerful and beautiful and they compliment your personality perfectly. They're so fantastic because they are exactly what you want even if you don't know you want it.

When people dream they are capable of anything. They can conquer nations and save lives and change the world. And maybe that's why they're so beautiful when they sleep. You see them as they truly are - indefinable, extraordinary, infinite. And so inexplicably beautiful.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Something So Beautiful: An Introduction

Hello my lovelies! I've missed you so. And I've kind of hit a wall when it comes to writing. But! Thanks to a certain best friend of mine falling asleep on my couch, I have come up with a solution to my extended periods of absence.

A mini-series.

You heard me. But I'm not talking like one of those lame, cheesy, predictable (and historically inaccurate) mini-series things you find on Hallmark or PBS. This is a writer's mini-series and I'm really excited to see how it'll turn out.

I've been realizing recently about how beautiful people are. All their quirks and flaws and idiosyncrasies weaved together by dreams and goals and stuffed with perfections and imperfections make up everyone around us. And there is something so irrevocably stunning about all of them.

*Background information*

My darling friend fell asleep on my couch recently and as I watched him fall asleep I started to think about how truly, uniquely beautiful people are. I couldn't really explain it at the time. So I did what all writers do: picked up a notebook and started writing about the thoughts in my head. And thus the mini-series was born.

*End background information*

I'm calling this series Something So Beautiful and it will go something like this. Every week or so, I will come on here and post a new installment of the series. Each post will be centered on a topic - something about people that I think is so very beautiful. This is going to be a learning experience for me so I ask for your patience. But I'm really excited to see where this goes and I hope you'll join me on this new adventure of my life as a writer.

The first  post will be up soon.

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