Staring at the skies, visible were the stars staring down in harmony. Praying to the heavens, heart pounding heavily against the frame of my chest. Thoughts of our last conversation flashing through. Within was uncontrollable tears, ‘Lord please save him’ I cried. He was in a coma… Flashback of that moment rared on.
Life gives us a blend of joys and sorrows. What more than to cherish each moment and to express gratitude and joy to our dear ones. A pledge to treat each other with the kindest of deeds and acts, because all that we can give and leave behind are memories, a legacy of how we have made them feel, a mosaic of memories that are embedded in their hearts for eternity.
Something to cherish and to keep;
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” _Maya Angelou.
P.S My warmest appreciation to all my new followers. It’s been a while since I have posted on my site. I am very grateful you found me, and I hope to make your visit and experience a pleasant one.
Thank you for stopping by.
Design, Artwork/Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang
As part of my personal quote project which I’ll now be referring to as ‘TQP’, an acronym for ‘The Quote Project’ where I create visual piece(s) using a kind of expressive typography to denote the subject derived from inspiring words or phrases I come across.
Meanwhile, I thought I’d start the week with Michael Wolff’s quote which talks about ideas. I am wrestling a with a few ideas myself and in need of a platform to channel them.
It’s almost three weeks into the new year and I find myself still contemplating the journey ahead. I’m sure some of you made resolutions coming into the year and also setting new goals. If you managed to do so, well done ‘YOU‘, and if you haven’t broken any of your resolutions by now, congrats and kudos to your commitment.
I must say that I didn’t make any resolutions nor set outrageous goals. But I have at the very least set myself a few things to aim at. Posting a blog a week is a good place to start, right?!
To be candid, I am still ruminating about some events of the previous year as it really wasn’t the best year for me admittedly. I fell short on some goals, and posting weekly in order to strengthen my development and awareness through my ‘quote project’ wasn’t met either. My father being ill and eventually transitioning to the great beyond didn’t help too. I still feel the weight of loss to be candid, but in order to make progress I must strive forward.
A new day brings hope and expectations, a new year raises the bar.
We are all defined by our stories, a factor which makes each an every one of us UNIQUE and very SPECIAL. In my subsequent posts, I will like to share a project about ‘The THINGS we have LOVED and LOST’. This is based on a project I did in my undergraduate years and it was a project that was very dear and personal to me.
I am looking forward to the new chapter the year brings, after-all, our lives are made up of chapters of our very own story. Let’s make the story of this year a best seller.
“You can do it!” At least that’s what I tell myself when faced with doubts and difficulties to start and follow through with an idea or a project. My perceived obstacle, challenge or difficulty in starting and following through torments me in the beginning.
‘JUST START!!’ Screams another voice in my head.
The reward in the end usually outweighs the time invested in the negative self-talk, the doubts, and the perceived difficulties.
I have had this quote in my archive for a while now. Not so long ago, I posted it on my Instagram account. A mate once texted me to say that the quotes that I upload either on my Instagram or here made him think, most especially the one above.
I have a confession to make. I have struggled to make proper meaning of the quote myself for as long as I had come across it. I thought I’d sound stupid telling him that I have contemplated numerous times in order to make perfect sense of it too. As a matter of fact, unlike the butterfly, time isn’t enough for me to keep wallowing in my thoughts. I decided to see what ‘Mr Google’ had to say about it. I gladly found that someone had written a piece on the quote.