Showing posts from December, 2014

The Black and White Journey

I am little delayed here on this, but as they say ‘better late than never’. Music has always been my passion in many different ways. I love listening to music, I love playing instruments, I love dancing, and I love everything about music.
I will save my singing in the choir and dancing stories for another time. For now, I want to focus on playing instruments. When I was in 4th grade, music was one of the elective courses, and I decided to start out in the school band. My band teacher first put me on flute. I think learned the flute for no more than a month when he decided that maybe the clarinet was a better instrument for me. Clarinet also didn’t work out after about few weeks, so he transferred me to the school orchestra, and I picked up the violin. Learning and playing the violin was one of the best experiences of my life, and I genuinely regret not continuing with the violin past middle school / high school. We had a great teacher, Mr. Smith, who was devoted to music and he taught…

Robin Williams Park Scene from Good Will Hunting

So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the Pope, sexual orientation, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. Seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right: 'Once more into the breach, dear friends.' But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, and watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd pr…

Mind Set and Discipline

I am not the type of person that likes to live in a routine. I like dealing with new things, taking on new challenges, pushing myself to do better. I think about this on a daily basis, not just once a month or once every few months. There are few things that have been consistently running in my head for few days about pushing myself to do better. 
The first one bring me back to me Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. It comes down to 'Survival of the Fittest'. Charles Darwin believed that animals that were most suited for the changing environment would be best fitted to survive. I think in today's world, this is a very accurate theory that applies to individuals, relationships, businesses, you name it. I want to call this the 'Survival of the Adept'' because I believe that people who have the ability to positively respond to change are the people that will succeed. Individuals have to be flexible, open to new experiences, and be able to respond and adjust…