Memories

It’s not the big things, 

The medium things, 

Or even the important things. 
They are the smell,

You come across.

The random little acts,

From a long time ago. 
Memories are the simple things,

Like tucking in your longjohns, 

And thinking about skiing,

All those years ago.

Self

After watching Lady Gaga’s live show from the dive bar in NYC, and learning some of the inspirations behind the songs on her newest cd named Joanne, it has opened my eyes to what we do as creators. I always took for granted the saying people always through out their that the artist puts themselves in their work, but now I think I truly understand. Everyone around us had a shell, a lens to see the world through to protect themselves, but we as artists don’t. We feel, when others cannot. We see, when others are blind. And I think that is our purpose. To show everyone how the world really is. To strip away the filters, the blinders, the every day static that drowns out what is actually happening around us. This is why we feel. This is why we put ourselves into our art. To make them see. So they can feel, for just a single moment, that thread that pulls us all together. Do what you do best. Show what the world truly is.

Reading

So I’ve been reading The Novice by Taran Matharu. I’m hoping to finish this book today, if not, tomorrow and get a review out tomorrow at the latest. So far it is a really well written book and I would totally recommend it to anyone that likes magic/adventure/fantasy books. I also think it’s in the Young Adult section, so that might turn you off, but I think it’s one of the better ones of late. I’ve also been playing Dark Souls 3 on new game + (NG+) so that has been interesting. I’ve been hoping to get into No Man’s Sky, but I just can’t see paying $60 for an indie game. It’s not an AAA title, and in watching, I don’t think it’s worth spending $60 on. I love the game, but not for the price. Hopefully it is cheaper on Black Friday. That’s all the update I have, as for Derek’s story, I’m not really sure where that is going as of late, but I hope to get back to him soon. I really like his story and I hope you guys do too. Have a nice day!