Stuck in Customs.
I am gonna be celebrating my birthday in a few minutes. To be more precise, in a few minutes it’ll be my birthday.
Then again people have already been wishing me a Happy Birthday on Facebook from all around the globe and I just realized that where they are it’s already been my birthday for awhile now.
From their perspective it’s already October 12. Columbus day, my Birthday. Truth is most of what we think is reality is just a perception, a way of seeing, or even worse, just a dumb habit.
A perspective. What time of day or even what day is it anyhow ? It depends on your perspective.
Columbus thought he had discovered something when really he was just lost. A perspective shift makes you a loser or a Hero in your own mind.
The older I get the only thing I know for sure is that I don’t know squat.
Some people avoid all this Birthday hoopla and hype by living in a way where it’s like their Birthday every day of the year. Life is one big continuous party for them.
Some people want a surprise party thrown for them every year and they go through extreme histrionics pretending they were all surprised and squat.
( As I get older I realize it’s best to say squat rather than er..well…er… squat. )
Yeah, so anyway, they act all surprised and stuff, yet you and I know this happens every year and they could not possibly be surprised by it anymore.
Some people don’t celebrate Birthdays at all. Jehovah’s Witnesses say it’s a pagan practice which should not be followed. Others just see it as a waste of money or prefer to be anti-social. Like Scrooge at Xmas. Some just hate being reminded that they’re now a year older.
In my own mind I see myself as one year wiser. Survival is granted to the fittest and smartest and by surviving one more year I am proving myself wiser than many. I only hope that in the coming year I live more instead of merely surviving though.
I feel alive when I am creating. That’s why blogging first thing on my birthday was important to me. Even if no one else reads this crap… I mean this squat… at least I feel creative and thats something.
In my long life I’ve learnt that your own trivial and fleeting happiness isn’t trivial at all and if you can find Flow experiences and enjoyment grab it with both hands.
Surviving is like getting lost. Living is like Discovering the New World. Anything in-between is like being Stuck in Customs.
I am gonna be Habitually Creative. Then again Creativity is said to occur when you break habits so by being Habitually creative I’m actually not creative at all. I am so dull I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by blogging ?
It’s sad. I need to change how I see things. I’m like a frustrated photographer who suddenly realizes his photos are not cutting it. They don’t snap, crackle and pop. The boring minutiae of Life is not sharp and memorable enough.
First though I’m gonna get some sleep.
Oh yeah almost forgot to tell myself.
Self , Happy Birthday !
Sorry Self there will be no surprise parties this time but we will break some old habits and celebrate all year.
Let the Champagne Flow.
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