This is something I've been wanting to put into written word for some time now. It's something that I've been able to verbally convey to some extent, but haven't yet conquered finding the time to type it out , until now. It's kind of a heavy topic, but maybe not, it definitely doesn't have to be, it just depends on your viewpoint. For me, though, it kind of is. It's the best way for me to have some kind of definitive bright spot, something to look forward to, something to remember. You see, if you ever met me in person, you'd think I was this energetic, outgoing, spunky, funky chick that's got enough spare energy to bottle up and sell, and that's very true, to some extent. However, if you really know me well, you would know I spend a lot of time tied up in the sad sack. There's no real reason or real way to pinpoint the reason for this. Mind you, that makes it sound extremely fluffy and I'd almost rather have you think that, and even more so, I wish it were "fluffy". Life isn't always wonderful, but it's about stumbling into those moments or experiences that make you feel it is to the fullest degree. Basically, right now, being 24 years old almost feels like a burden along with having this marvelous freedom that's only going to be here a short time longer. It's a mixed pot of outings, friends, work, being unsure about work, being unsure about money, being stressed about money, wanting freedom whilst fearing it, uncertainty with the future, hating the future, hating the present...all that delicious stuff that the ones walking around in their 20's get to experience. Most of the time, that's not even a thought exclusive to the younger set. It's that feeling that when you're happy, you feel as if you'll be happy forever, but when the sad hits, it seems like the only feeling you'll ever possess. It's a grouping of feelings that I am all too familiar with, but there's also beautiful things to be experienced in this life that seems sort of mundane and unsure of it's purpose, and that, my friends, counts for something.
The 25% is what we're dreaming about experiencing during the 75% we're living.
in visual form;
|See the way his hand falls in this picture? I remember it upon my face.|
I remember that feeling.
I remember thinking that this was such a darling shot and that I'm so
glad I have his wonderful affections caught on camera. THAT is the 25%
|The 25% is getting something like this in your camera roll, that marvelous sunset.|
|Cookies I made for my queen, Florence Leontine Mary Welch|
and the rest of the band, Florence + The Machine. Her receiving these?
OH, YEAH! THE 25%, BABY!
The 25% are these setlists, acquired from amazing shows from amazing places.
1. Florence + The Machine (H.o.B April 2010) 2. Natalie Merchant (Chicago Theatre 2010) 3. Chairlift (Lollapalooza 2012)
Getting the set list makes it that much more official and just gives you something awesome to put on your wall.
|the 25% is taking walks on a summer day like this with one of your closest friends.|
|The 25% is dancing in Grant Park at your first Lollapalooza. HELL YES!|
|Of course, the 25% is your bed. YOUR bed.|
|The 25% is re-living those childhood memories, ice cream trucking at age 24. CLASS.|
The 25% is getting to see Concorde in person. I would have LOVED to have flown in this aircraft
and I'm stoked I got to see it and admire the hell out of it. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!
|The 25% resides in your house on Christmas morning.|
|The 25% is the feeling you have rushing through your body on|
one of your favourite coasters with awesome people by your side.
What an amazing day this was. I love what all of us are doing in this picture.
All, in all, the things above mean endless amounts, looking at these pictures literally gives me the same feeling I experienced as it was captured, but they aren't the only things that mean a lot. There are a million examples and viewpoints of this subject, and I'd love to hear about them from you. These experiences are something to cherish.
What's in your basket of 25%?