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humansofnewyork:

"I think society’s emphasis on family forces us into relationships that are otherwise unhealthy. Sure, a long time ago, when people lived miles from civilization, family was all you had. There was a very practical purpose to sticking together. But now I have six million people in my backyard. Why should I be wasting time with someone I don’t like just because they have the same last name as me?"

Exactly…

humansofnewyork:

"I think society’s emphasis on family forces us into relationships that are otherwise unhealthy. Sure, a long time ago, when people lived miles from civilization, family was all you had. There was a very practical purpose to sticking together. But now I have six million people in my backyard. Why should I be wasting time with someone I don’t like just because they have the same last name as me?"

Exactly…

I’ve been really busy at work lately - trying to learn some new stuff under deadline while getting all my normal stuff done on time - there are all kinds of changes going on too that have added chaos to the mix - add to that a busy stretch at home with all kinds of activities - recitals, races, major home  repairs, travel planning, crazy relatives interfering - it’s all becoming a blur…

Such a sad, beautiful score - Lost was such a great show - even if all the craziness got to be too much for you - just the emotions and stories about the people and about life - have rarely been done better - and - of course - it was about the Lightness battling the Darkness - the same thing we all struggle with daily - the same thing True Detective was about - and in the end - they were walking into Lightness…

A Tale of Two Shows

We started watching Lost with our daughter recently. She is so cute coming up with smart theories about what is happening. We stop it a lot and discuss the serious stuff and debate what may be happening. It’s fun knowing what is coming and then watching her reaction when it happens. She is having fun and we are enjoying watching her sort out something more complex than she is used to. Plus it is one of our favorite shows and we finally get to share it with her. We may be ruining the Disney Channel for her though.

We are finishing up watching The Wonder Years with her. We are down to the final two episodes. It has really been an influential show for her, just as it was for us. Only she is actually in the age of her wonder years. I think she has used the show as one of her big guides or comparisons to her own life. Like what it’s like having friends and dealing with school, teachers, relatives and us. It’s been a sad run - and we are not really looking forward to the last one - because it is so devastatingly sad. But that’s life.

Father Of Mine

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  • So Much For The Afterglow

There was this guy that used to work for me years ago - his name was Chris - he was a big tough guy with a thick red beard - he had a rough life, but always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor - he had a kid and was on and off with his kid’s mom - I helped him get a better job and I sold him this condo my wife and I lived in before we bought our house - I let him buy it for less than what I could’ve gotten for it - to try to help him out - one day I saw him at the gym and this song came on - he told me he loved this song - that it reminded him of his father and how he left when he was young - and how hard growing up was - he said he didn’t want to do that to his son - he was trying not to tear up when he said it - a couple years later he died of a drug overdose - he ended up doing the same thing to his son….  

It’s hard to listen to this song - I miss Chris’ big smile…