I am a book worth reading and a picture worth painting under the right chances. A sixteen year-old low-profile blogger from the PHL.
Painting smiles and devouring on art since '96; a clumsy writer and a hungry reader; sarcastic and strange but all the same driven by a grand pursuit.
Sometimes you just have to steal a fraction of time from your hectic schedule to spend on yourself, alone. Away from the buzzing of the crowd, away from naging books and screaming deadlines. Free from other voices but those soothing tones inside your head. Hands-off from stress and work residues. Just you and your own space. Every once in a while you need to be alone. You need to be able to listen to yourself because you’ve been understating your thoughts for too long. You’ve been too preoccupied with surrounding perceptions to the point of neglecting your own. You have something to say too. You have ideas to share, points to be made, questions to be asked, and answers to seek.
You have to find time to do the things you enjoy; the things you find relief in, those that provide the outlet for your troubles. You have to get rid of toxins, release worries, drop burdens, choose to forget in the occurence of a while. Being alone is not a treat you reward yourself with. it is a necessity often ignored.
You need to be alone because in those moments you steal from your schedule, you can find the assurance that you are still you; that you are not under the mandate and definition of other people. In those times, you are able to be true to yourself and manage to sustain it until your next visit. Being alone reminds you not to be solely dependent on others because in an overrated world, you refuse to be labelled. You refuse to be just a dummy on a game. And you have to remind yourself that you’re a unique puzzle piece, and in your absence, a breath-taking picture will never look right. It will not at all be breath-taking.
On the other hand, being alone is a million lightyears away from being lonely. They may both be tied to the strings of solitude but the latter is a pernicious imposer.