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moosevox-deactivated20130802 asked: What is something you would encourage everyone to experience before they die?

cinniie:

I have tried to think of a good answer to this and I don’t know if the one I am about to offer is ideal but it’s something that I have experienced myself and it is one of my favorite feelings.

I would like to encourage others to create something they are proud of. I think taking pride in what you do—getting excited about your own projects or endeavors—is a wonderful, invigorating thing. I think that no one should go a lifetime without creating something with their own hands. Without putting into existence something that wasn’t there before. 

I think it’s important to do that. Just once at the very least.

Why? It’s enriching, and it makes you aware of your own potential, your talent, it connects you with the world, with others. Creation is, I believe, one of the best things we have to offer. And I don’t mean just art. Organize a club. Create clothing. Prepare a meal from scratch. 

The feel of doing something yourself—and taking pride in it—is a pleasure no one can feel but you. Putting your all into something and deriving happiness from it is such a satisfying thing.

Try it.

Apr 9
Nostalgia, ultra.
Captured by Derek White
Mar 28

Nostalgia, ultra.

Captured by Derek White

Mar 22

Creating with Paper Frank.

Mar 13
Mar 4

Oh well, the devil makes us sin.

But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip.

Daily reminders from distant friends.
People never get the flowers while they can still smell em’.
Mar 1

Daily reminders from distant friends.

People never get the flowers while they can still smell em’.

Feb 25

iTunes shuffle knows me well.

Good morning.

'I go forward and leave the past as only a memory of what I have learned.'
Feb 18

'I go forward and leave the past as only a memory of what I have learned.'

Feb 18

One of Marvin’s best live performances of ‘Distant Lover’ .. visibly high and emotionally drained, the passion and pain he channeled through music was unmatched. 

Such an amazing, troubled soul.

At times you have to distance yourself from the daily distractions and look within. 
Going through it means you’re almost there.
Feb 18

At times you have to distance yourself from the daily distractions and look within.

Going through it means you’re almost there.

Feb 18

Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

Greatness consumes you. Less turns to excess. It’s never enough - until it’s too much.

Then it’s over.

Wake up sober. Glass, pill, line, joint. What brought us to this point?

The ecstatic. The lights. The intensity. The scrutiny. The jealousy. The gifts. The rendezvous. The half truths. The whole lies. The why’s. The drunk drives. The flashing lights. The fights. The love. Lust. Misplaced trust.


The moments.

Never felt more alive, yet lost at the same time. Nights we’ll never forget, with people we won’t remember.  Remnants of each city, distant lover. Kisses in public, relationships under covers. Parlaying with people I’ve waited my whole life to meet. Private suites. Everything at your feet.

"What does it take to feel secure?
A place with wooden floors and space to put awards?
A couple of parking spots and maids to do the chores?
The cars you always wanted, the women that you adore?”

You’ll find happiness in success, but success won’t guarantee happiness. Reaching your peak prematurely places you in an awkward equilibrium. Happy to have skipped the ‘line’ - until you’ve reached the front, only to realize vital keys are stuck somewhere in the middle. Backtracking, you learn lessons in reverse.


Blessing or curse?

Surrounded in this beautiful castle, no drawbridge over the moat.

Stay afloat.

Feb 13
Benjamin Button
Feb 11

'Much of what I stumbled into; by following my curiosity and intuition, turned out to be priceless later on..'

Always relevant.

The present is a malleable moment that dies every second and is re-birthed every moment you get a chance to move forward.

So you never know.

-Pharrell

Jan 2
2014
Dec 9

"You’ll love the things that destroy you.. and hate the things that advance your growth."