Saturday, April 2, 2011

In Love ... With An Idea?

Is it a bad thing to be in love with the idea of love? Personally I think not.

I love the old romance stories that you hear. The idea of courting appeals far more than 'getting off' with some dude in a night club. What sort of a start to a relationship is that?

Maybe this love comes from a love of the classics? The old style of courtship, the romance. Or maybe it's just the fact that if a person has similar interests to me, there is a high likelihood that they aren't much of an arse?

I just love the whole secret messages and late night calls. The idea that someone might leave a little note in your favourite jacket pocket, because they know you well enough that just after you pick it up you get a text saying that they wish they didn't have to miss the smile that just flashed across your face. The idea that a date at the pictures is just that, a date at the pictures, nothing more, no raunchy touch up in the back seats. The idea that someone might actually take enough care in knowing you and knowing what you like to know your favourite movie and quote a cute line. The idea that someone might call you a name of your favourite character in a book, just because they can, and because it's a way of saying "I love you" in public without causing me to blush and become uncomfortable. The idea that someone might just be romantic........ or is that too much to ask now-a-days ?

It's not actually that difficult. You just need to put a bit of thought into it. Actually know the person that you claim to love. Know their favourite book, and then read it, even if you hate it. Because there is part of the person you love in that book. He/She loves it for a reason, that reason being that they identify with some part of it. And that part is a part that you love. So really there is part of the book that you love too. There is just one example, there are many others but I think you get my point. There are so many ways to show that you care. And so many ways to be romantic. Really romantic, meaning not just a quick romp in the movies.


Okay so I'm back, and I'm making the mistake of apologising and saying that I'll blog more often. I say that is a mistake because we all know that once we say that we Fail Epically at managing to actually do it!

Well since I'm here I'd better get on with it......Change.

It's happening continually isn't it? all the time, as sure as the world spins, we change, and so do our dreams and ambitions. Maybe it's the seasons. Spring is well and truly here and I'm getting that familiar, gut wrenching feeling that what I'm doing is wrong. I get this feeling every couple of months. I start on a project and then I think, "hmmm, is this really what I want to do?"

People say to me all the time, "what do you want to do?" or "What do you want to be?" and I think I have come to the conclusion that the 100% honest answer to these questions is "Everything". I want to travel the world, I want to see different places, experience different cultures. I want to sleep under the stars and try my hand at just about anything. I don't want to be stuck in a 9-5 job. I think it is that last bit that unsettles my mother so much. I think that is the reason we don't get on too well. She wants to see me as a success when I'm working 9-5 and 'stable' where-as I want to see myself as a success when I'm doing all of the for-mentioned things.

I thrive on variety, I live on it, I need it. I need it to keep going. Otherwise I get bored, and believe me that happens unbelievably quickly. That's why I can never really settle on one career path. Because at the end of the day, those plans and patterns all lead back to the 9-5. And that to me spells boredom. However that's only my opinion. For some that is exactly what they want and need.

For me, I like to peruse my passions and interests. I love Psychology, there is just so much information out there and people and the way they tick is just fascinating. At the same time I love art, in all it's various forms: Music, Photography, Literature, Jewellery, Paintings, even just the way that society runs is an art work within itself. I think this is the reason that I get bored. Or maybe I just haven't found the right 9-5?

Change is happening all the time. It is the job of the individual to be able to adapt to these changes. To keep our interests alive and keep the light in life by following dreams....Even if its camping in the garden.