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Flashback Sunday -- 10.16.05
Flashback to this past Thursday, October 13th. I'm walking to my Photography class, all the while looking up at the sky, and just seeing how it shone so incredibly blue. I got into class and quickly wrote the following...

This morning I thought about some lines from "American Beauty," about how we should be thankful for every little moment of our lives -- I started crying because the lines talk about not trying to hold on to those moments, but rather just let go and let them be, and enjoy the moment.

Here's the quote I was thinking about.

"It's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life."

I walked to class, trying to hide the tears that were now welling up in my eyes. I was basically trying not to look like my heart was pouring out all over my face, which is what was happening however. Relaxing is SO hard, but it really is the only way to enjoy all the beauty in this world.

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