“Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house—-the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture—-must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstitutred. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.”—Arundhati Roy- The God of Small Things (via thehairpinturn)
Is it love? Dedication to religion? Is our goal to reach the top of the social ladder? The business ladder? Are we just here to help each other get through this illusion we call “life”? Nonsense! Because then what’s the point in life. If I have learned anything in the past 8 months it is that humans feel and feed off each other. Everything we do or say in front other people affects at least one other soul. Negatively or positively. It’s never neutral, really; there’s always the domino affect (not effect) that happens thru people. Everything happens for a reason. I am happening for a reason. You are happening for a reason.
That’s the feeding part.
And now feelings: would we know how to experience such diverse, extreme emotions in other humans did not experience them with us? Maybe I’m over-thinking this one… But if I were on this planet all alone with only the birds and the beasts, no humans to interact with, how would I see things? If I witnessed an animal die a brutal death would I see it as sad or natural? If I witnessed a blossom bloom into a flower would I see it as a work of art or a plant? I don’t know what it is, but, over time, humans have brought out emotions in each other that other beings could not provoke. Fascinating. I know I’m not the most contemplative mind God created, but I think about this shit.
We are here to be provoked; provoked to feel, learn, and be things we couldn’t do without other humans.
Life is precious. Do what you can while you can.
My name is Riley Deaver. I have recently become obsessed with art via the world wide web; might as well get a tumblr! I absolutely adore iPhonography and I am constantly taking, editing, filtering, and posting pictures on my Instagram (@photoshmoto) and seeing my world through more educated eyes everyday. And I can’t wait to fill my tumblr with my thoughts, ideas, art, and photos! I love observing how other people see their surroundings and what woos the rat race. Entertain me and I’ll entertain you.