GabrialGrewOnUp

Happieness is a choice

Time Passes September 30, 2010

Filed under: Lenovo — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 5:44 pm

There will be other lives.

There will be other lives for nervouse boys with sweaty plams, for bittersweat fumblings in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters’ unlined necks, for your full name to be read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new lands.

And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and for Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecisions and revisions.

And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.

And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk.

And there will be other lives for a man you don’t recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. Everything.

Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best peices of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that’s not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.

Happieness is a choice, and when one is happy, time passes quickly.

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2 Responses to “Time Passes”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this. Are you writing as in everyone lives multiple lives? I thought of it as you live your life and then the lives around you that you can string together, that your friends and you lives as one. But the second time through I read it more as, you die and live a new life. I like how you wander so much between things, there’s a lot of variety in your illustrations.

    • Thanks, and yeah it is written from the viewpoint that everyone lives multiple lives, as in you die and then you don’t die, you just live a different life, doing different things. The ending of it, is how we wish we could take all of our seperate lives and take the best parts, putting them together to make one amazing life, but we can’t do that, we have to live our lives with the little mistakes we make all mixed in.


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