November 22, 2011

dawning.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

14 comments:

Anita said...

Lovely quote! And I love your photos :3

Sidsel T. said...

Dear Tasha,
first of all, congratulations dear! :-) :-) :-) :-)

I'm so sorry to hear the big news so late, I know how it feels going through the first moments after graduating. Uncertainity is the word.

I wish I could tell you life after high school is all fun and games, and you easily slip into certainity as you step into university [or college, or whatever, I've never quite got the different school sistems out of my own country, my bad]. Unfortunately, the truth is, it is hard. It is challenging. It can get quite frustrating too, at times.

On the other hand, whenever you succeed, it is much more rewarding than it used to be. Because you did it all by yourself. School teaches you a lot, but it's much like walking on train tracks, you just have to follow the path someone else has built for you, and though you can fall sometimes, you never get lost.

When school is over, you have no strict path to follow, you still can fall hard, but you can alsoget lost.

The truth is, again, it is all so damn hard, but you're free. And you're clever enough to build your own path on your own. And most likely, it will suit you much better than any other possible ready made path out there.

I still miss my old routine, my friends, my "traintracks", but every day, when I lay me down to sleep, even when I feel lonely or not happy at all with my day, I still know I've added a tiny little brick to my future and to my personality.

In high school I never really realised we build our own selves day by day, decision after decision, for better or for worse. But that's exactly what you do when high school is over. You make decisions, you stick to it, you regret it, you change your mind, you're happy with it, you laugh, you cry, you live. Just like you used to. Because I really believe the most clever thing I've ever known is that everything changes, but nothing really changes.

I don't know if this will help, or if it even makes sense, but so many people commented before me, and your post following the graduation-one is so reassuring for us, your virtual pals, too. Not to mention this last post, which put a smile on my face and a little more hope in my heart. Thanks for sharing this quote, and thanks for sharing all your beautiful photographs too.

You're one of the web-people I know I'm grateful the most for, you really are such a lovely girl, and I really hope you will keep this blog forever, 'cause I think we are all so curious to discover the wonderful woman I'm sure you will turn into. And I think we would all love to watch you evolving step by step.

That's what followers are for, right? We're here to follow you. And to support you, in case you need us. Well, I know I'm 10 days late, but I do care, and wanted to offer my support anyway.

Have a wonderful week, take tons of pictures, read a lot, have a (dozen of) cup of tea, and listen to good music, not the one that makes you cry, though.
And most of all, enjoy any second, Tasha!

xoxo Cecilia

blazebratcher said...

Beautiful photos as usual! I thought of you this weekend! I ate at my first Malaysian restaurant. :) I had their Pad Thai, and Roti Canai, Roti Egg, and shaved ice! It was all delicious! What is your favorite dish?

Stephanie Williams said...

Such dreamy photos, I love the mall!

I saw that you graduated and wanted to say congratulations, this is my first time on your blog but so far I enjoy what you say and enjoy looking at your photos.

- Stephanie

fifth floor apartment said...

i grew up on maya angelou, so i love finding other people who dig her spirit + words. and i adore these photos, especially the HP shot :)

xo Alison

Anne said...

Lovely pictures and quote as always!

ps. your change of blog direction left me confused for so long, I'm glad that by chance I found it again!

amy said...

Oh Maya.

Her wisdom never fails.

Sending my love to you and your wonderful photographs. x


amyflyingakite.com

whitney said...

YOUR PHOTOS ARE SO AMAZING. That first one is so so breathtaking.

Second Wind photography said...

Therse are really amazing. it is like seeing a fairy tale in stills :) very emotive pictures!

Cassidy said...

Lovely pictures and beautiful quote <3
Hope you had a lovely holiday!

Jane said...

These pictures are all so lovely Tash! I like how you often have one of yourself overlaid with another nowadays :)

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

<3

Sewon said...

Beauutiful photos! I especially love the rainbow you captured.

Joy said...

these are incredible!