Sunday, July 22, 2012

for the love of letters

Dear Reader,

     How have you been? I haven’t heard from you in a while. I woke up this morning to the sun slanting through the slats of my blinds onto the walls I painted a soft green. There were little flecks of light from all the tiny mirrors in my room. It was peaceful. See how easily I can talk about nothing? Haha. I hope by writing to you I can bring a little sparkle to your life, or at least sometimes hit on a truth, you know those things that they told us we would discover in high school by reading books like the Great Gatsby or To Kill a Mockingbird. By no means am I going to write the next great American novel or even the next great British novel, believe me I’ve tried. At a hundred pages or so it seems impossible to make the plot move anywhere besides Ridiculous Land! But when something strikes me, I want to share it with you. Hopefully I’m not in Ridiculously Boring Land yet, right? So after I got up this morning and left my peaceful green room, I watched WongFu (Yes, it’s another Asian film group. What can I say?) speak at UCSD’s graduation, and Wes said, “Do not just make a living, but live to make something.” So if I could make just one thing as my life’s work what would I make? I’d like to make a dream machine that gave people the tools to reach that thing that makes them tick whatever that is. By entering they could know that they can be brilliant, that they can do great things.  Sounds like a strong foundation to me! Such a machine may only ever exist in the mind’s eye. It’s quite a fantasy, right? But now it’s now just in my mind it’s in yours too. Be inspired! Wear that crazy pair of shoes, or interview for that job that’s way out of your league, and tell me what happened! What’s your dream machine?

I LOVE this movie :)

You don't think 5" is crazy?
Then the $13 sale when I bought
these was :)
I'm still waiting to see someone wearing these !

From Not-So-Ridiculous-Land,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

i left my heart in new york city

it's official, it's official! I just booked my flight to new york!! can't wait to spend the last few days of my summer vacation in the city that i love. it'll be my third time, and this will be filled with even more of the things that i love. i'm not gonna miss out on anything- from the new moma ps1 installation to the guggenheim, and of course shopping and eating...i'll be documenting my travels here! seriously guys, i cannot wait!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

notes on a scandal

forgive me gloomy days and rain showers, you will always be my first love- but i think i'm gonna cheat on you...just for a little bit. yet with your clouds and seemingly stormy skies, i will hopelessly fall for your notions over and over again. 
but for now, let's take a break and make-up in the fall. 

xoxo caroline.

(photo cred: my iphone 4s)  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

for the love of short stories

I could hear my heartbeat. A day with hospital visits, natural disaster, and ice cream until I heard C, F, G, and a beat. Purified I stretched beyond the daily grind. I heard dissonance, what a storm is. I heard harmony, acting together though not the same. A storm requires that. I heard my passion.

I love a good little challenge. One of my former English teachers introduced me to the 55 short story, so why not crystalize how I feel about music in 55 words? I love turning the speakers up and drowning myself in music. It sounds so CFG.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

much needed

i can feel that summer is finally upon us. can you? the weather in my hometown is usually tempermental, with foggy mornings and afternoons, and a sudden burst of sunshine right as the evening falls. yet this week it'll be a steady 82 degrees with a hot flash on thursday of 88. now that the weather is cooperating with the season, it has put me in the mood of a much needed vacation. currently, searching for a plane ticket out of here...i heard that tuesdays are the best days to find great flight deals!

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