Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Dance like no one's watching...

"We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we will be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated that we have teen-agers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.

The truth is:
There is no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It is best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D'Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special; special enough to spend your time - and remember that time waits for no one...

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose 10 pounds, until you gain 10 pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or 15th, until your song comes on, until you have had a drink, until you have sobered up, until you die - to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Thought for the day?
Work like you don't need money,
love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like no one's watching."

Text by Chrystal Boyd

Photograph by Sergiy Gonchar
"Dance like no one's watching"

Encontrei-me em Ti

Eu sempre te conheci,
mas só agora te encontrei.

Não me lamento se me perdi,
nem pelas lagrimas que chorei.

Encontrei me nos teus olhos,
perdi me em teu olhar.

Antes de te conhecer
eu era um barco a naufragar.

Tu ligaste o teu farol
e eu avistei o teu brilho.

O complicado tornou se simples
quando caminhei pelo teu trilho.

Quero que saibas que seres quem es
da me a minha consistência.

Por isso agradeço a tua amizade
e celebro a tua existência.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Bullet Proof

I don’t care if you love me.
I don’t mind if you hate me.
The only thing I ask from you,
is never to underestimate me.

I know what you are doing,
before it is even done.
No point in having bullets,
when you can’t hold the gun.

So, if you are going to shoot,
make sure you hit my heart.
Just know that you can’t finish,
something that didn’t even start.

Photograph by John Linewood
"Bullet Proof"

Monday, 5 October 2009

"Last Request" by Paolo Nutini

Afterall, music is just poetry dancing...

O meu lugar no Mundo

Incompreendido pela sociedade, lamento o meu lugar.
Embora eu acredite, acabo sempre por duvidar.

A tristeza que me assola desafia quem eu sou.
Perdido neste mundo, eu não sei para onde vou.

Não compreendo a razão pela qual eu sou diferente.
Talvez eu veja o mundo através dos olhos de quem sente.

Mas porque levar uma vida determinada por emoções?
Se este mundo em que vivemos é repleto de ilusões.

Num dia sou o Rei, e no outro, apenas mais um vagabundo.
Alguém que me ajude a encontrar o meu lugar no mundo!

Mas alguém, eu não encontro e já me cansei de procurar.
Por mais que eu procure, alguém não consigo encontrar.

Espero pelo dia em que se complete este vazio,
alguém que abra os olhos a este mundo doentio…

Photograph by Sungazing
"Happy Earth Day"