Just when I find myself getting jaded with the state of the world, and the state of people’s hearts, a glimmer of hope appears when I least expect it.
My experience sitting in the middle of the pavement with one person I knew, and practically 4 strangers in the heart of Northbridge at Midnight last night, has totally re-ignited some of my passions which disheartenment had allowed to previously make dormant.
I love having deep conversations. I love hearing people’s hearts. I love debating, and learning and trying to not only better the world, but better myself in the process.
I love the fact that everyday we get to choose how to react to our circumstances. Whether we turn the other way, or stand up for what we believe in (despite it often being more difficult), is not left to chance or social standing. It is up to us.
Yesterday was the best day I have had in a very long time.
I got up early to go and have a surf with someone I haven’t seen in a long time, and have never gone out in the ocean with. It was really good to catch up with someone who used to be a good friend some 6 years ago, when I first came to Australia knowing no-one.
I got to see her new place, a sweet old character house, right near the ocean, and met her wonderful canadian housemate. I had my first cup of coffee in my entire life. Thank goodness she had soy milk, otherwise I would have had to have had it black. It was ok, my eyes pretty much instantly opened.
Then went to a farewell picnic at Kings Park, sitting on some old couches which were found on the side of the road along the way there, in the sun, with friends, overlooking the city. There was something so freeing and so relaxing about being up there.
Headed to a photography exhibition after that in the city. entitled Earth from Above
“Earth from Above: an aerial portrait of our planet – towards sustainable development by Yann Arthus-Bertrand features 120 spectacular large-scale photographs.
Each photograph captures a particular perspective of life, human endeavour or the natural environment and is accompanied by information about the significance of the image and a brief, thought-provoking sustainability message.”
I literally spent an hour and a half just soaking in the natural beauty of the world, and reading about how we, as the human race are destroying our planet. How we, have the opportunity to take a stand and make a difference, by changing our habits – but instead the majority fail to do so due to the illness of laziness.
I met my best friend for a great vegan dinner, before meeting some friends and strangers who are now my friends at this new cafe which later led to the renewing of parts of my soul.
Where there once was disheartenment, there is now hope.
Where there once was lethargy, there is now energy.
Where there once was isolation, there is now unity.
And all it took was one moment.
When will yours be?
Currently listening to Death Cab for Cutie