Daily Prompt: Tagline

Daily Prompt: Tagline.

Often, our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADVERTISING.

A phrase I’ve been using a lot lately, one that has become a personal cliche of sorts, is “it’s all about how you appraise it”. Yes, sometimes a stick of chewing gum can only just be a stick of chewing gum, and a pile of dung just a pile of dung, but how do you choose (keyword) to perceive most of the events in your life? Was that really the worst that could have happened? Is the neighbourhood you live in dangerous?

Perspective is everything.

I’ve had this happen many times: I come across a new song on youtube. I dig the song, download it, and listen to it for a few days. A few weeks after my initial encounter with the song, I will walk into a store/turn on the radio/watch a movie and hear the song for the first time “accidentally”. Is the song “following” me? Did the universe’s pieces just happen to fall into place so that I came across the song truly for the first time by accident a mere few weeks after I consciously decided to download it?

Or did I previously encounter the song but was only now beginning to consciously perceive/notice it because hey – I just downloaded it a few weeks ago and listened the crap out of it?

How much of a coincidence is a coincidence? How much of a disaster is a disaster? When I consider the second option of my song situation, the idea of it all being a coincidence doesn’t hold much lustre; I don’t feel as giddy. Just as when I have a string of bad days and concoct the idea that the universe has a personal vendetta against me, I seek comfort in knowing that I’ve had a much longer string of good days.

There will always be confounding variables in one’s life and at the end of the day, you are the ultimate decider of which scenarios and explanations you give credence to. I asked a very wise friend of mine whether achieving closure, say after a break up, required both parties involved. The simple, but slightly scary answer, is no. You can talk for hours, ask those burning questions and have them answered, but you can’t help but draw your own interpretations on how those questions were answered and what those answers mean to you.

About

Hello! Thanks for dropping by! This blog was borne of a nagging desire to write something everyday because it scares me tremendously. I have a poor habit of putting my foot in my mouth so if I happen to do the writing equivalent of it here, please do forgive me, I am trying my best to correct that through this exercise. That said, I will equally try my best to be as honest and uninhibited as my inhibitions will allow so that I can quickly achieve the powerful insights and epiphanies most achieve through writing. This is what TV has taught me, among many other things in my life.

A little bit about me: I am a 20-something year old that believes adulthood can be evaded if you think it can be or don’t think about it at all. As already mentioned, a lot of my learning has been done vicariously through TV and its characters. I wish I could confidently say that I am a good observer of situations and people but then I think I give overhead projectors a good run for their money. I make bad jokes and am terribly bad at refraining myself from writing telling them. I apparently believe that if I start a public blog, I’ll feel more obligated to keep writing in it.

Please feel free to ask me (almost) anything!