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My respects to Dr. Maya Angelou

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I was looking down my news feed on Facebook when I stopped on this video on Dr. Maya Angelou. This video speaks volumes for both her and Dave Chappelle. I do not need to add any more than what this conversation is saying. Please take a look and enjoy. Thank you Mr. NKrumah Lucien for sharing, as I have shared onto my news feed as well.

 

The ending had me. Rest in peace Dr. Maya Angelou.

 

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Some more artwork

 

 

Painting by Tamara Mangal

Painting by Tamara Mangal

 

I’ll let this art talk for itself. Just want you guys to keep in mind that she just started painting, yet this is what she produces. If i picked up a paint brush I am certain I won’t be able to paint anything that resembles what I wanted it to be. Definitely not after a few attempts like her. She is only going to get better.

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Lovely Artwork

Artwork done by Darnell Lacan

Artwork done by Darnell Lacan

This beautiful still life picture was drawn by someone who, not to long ago, I used to call my little brother, Darnell Lacan. Please check him out to find out more about his many achievements in the Art community and before I add too much to take away from the point of this post, his art. Let me just say growing up with him, drawing was a hobby. We all did art in high school until some of us had the chance to drop it. He didn’t but he never saw a future for himself as an artist, he wanted to be a vet.

No matter how much we tried to push him into it.

He even went off to study something else, now he is back home and after gaining more achievements, he won a trip that changed his life forever. A trip to an animation workshop, all expense paid.

Lucky bastard!

Now he creates these beautiful creatures, pieces of art. Finally taking the strides that we all saw in him over seven(7) years ago!

My point is, you never know. You just never know where or what you wind up doing. We all have talent, it’s up to us–and maybe some good friends–to work on it and end up doing what we love for a living.

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about

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Inspiration can be found in any shape or form

Inspiration can be found in any shape or form

Keep your ears and eyes open my friends.

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Uninspired Inspiration

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Struggles hinder us, as we are emotional beings. Emotional struggles render us human beings useless. It doesn’t matter the nature of the struggle. We all go through it with anything that we decide to make important to us in our life. Friday my dear friends, somebody I made important to me left to return home. Just for the summer. I may even do the same in the next couple months. Yet here I am, plagued with writer’s block and “sit and home and do nothing” syndrome.

It makes no sense to me. So let me try to put this misfortune to paper (metaphorically) in hopes of understanding it.

Does it always make sense? The heart wants what the heart wants. Even when you ask it to stop wanting.

Clearly it’s Batman while the brain is Robin.

What I mean by this is, logically I can’t think of why I feel this way – believe me I have given myself all the time in the world to think. So in a sense, the brain just takes a back seat to the emotions of the heart. We are emotional beings.

Dammit! 

When we broke up I guess you can say that it was a logical decision. Ok maybe it was a bit more logical than what I’m letting on. Based on my previous circumstances, I made changes. This one by far the hardest but it was still made. When did those months put themselves there?  I truly feel like I just woke up from this coma. I knew I wasn’t connected emotionally (there’s that word again) to anything, I knew what I was trying to do and was formulating how to do it, but I didn’t see this happening. Any of it.

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans” – John Lennon

Indeed it truly is. This lesson along with those of his more recent posts, I read so eagerly from this blogger, Matt. Even in his claim of not knowing what he is doing, he still forms a guide for someone like me. His experience is being absorbed by this in-experienced mind. In this thing we call life it’s good to know that you are not alone sometimes.

I think it’s interesting how I felt like I was going through the motion of everything and now that I feel an emotion, I feel connected to that last time. That last moment when my brain tried to be Batman.

Love will be love. No matter your definition of it. I believe that each and every one of us has his or her own interpretation of it and trust me; you’re right, don’t worry about your friend’s relationship. Now don’t get me wrong, this weekend doesn’t make that r-word any less spine chilling. I am certain that this is a mutual thought. The step forward may just be a metaphorical one as opposed to a literal one.

I want to understand this weekend. There’s something to be learnt here. So this is my uninspired inspiration.

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. 

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The silver lining

So you heard my story and this is what I learnt from it. If you haven’t heard it then I implore you to go read, “Home is where the heart is” before you read this.

Good, so now we are all on the same page. I came here at a young age (I am still at a young age) with problems I thought I could escape from. That was my first mistake. My second was that I did not know how to face them after realizing I couldn’t run. Then came the solution, the silver lining. My faith in God shone through like never before. Through that faith I saw that I needed to stay educated, with education the world becomes much clearer. I’m not talking about just formal education; no I’m talking about street smarts as well as book smarts. Keeping your eyes and ears wide open. In fact, I even took this semester off to realize this. A semester away from the ball and chains of a school regime, I took some time to sit back and close my eyes for a bit so that I could see clearer.

This is my time to listen and learn. A lot of what I just said didn’t happen overnight. I fell and that’s ok. It’s human nature to want to sit and sulk for a bit. Thanks to my faith and the brutal words from somebody who clearly cares, I can see myself getting back up. I started to read books on success, watch old, great movies that I never would have had the time to watch, and I learnt the most valuable lesson of all. Time. We all want time. Time to spend with our families. Time to grab a drink with some old buddies. Time to have fun and enjoy the finer things. How do we get time? What steps must we take to put ourselves in a position where we have the time we want?

That is my silver lining. Understanding that I need to get those questions answered. It took a tornado to hit me for me to unearth this simple concept, time.

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The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napoleon Hill

In accordance with my new design, I will leave you with this quote from somebody extremely influential to me right now. In one all-nighter I achieved an entirely different design because I desired it and I believed I could. If I can do it, you can too!

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