Saturday, 2 May 2015

The stars are ours. . .

This blog post is dedicated to all those who hold the stars, if only for a night. . . 

Everyone needs to have that one night with their friends to just let it all loose and just forget about the pressure of everyday life.  I really love this track by Mayer Hawthorne because it gives us a sense of what we remember from the glory days of our youth - those times that we gallivanted around the streets with our friends, throwing caution and care to the wind, enjoying the company of friends that knew how to have a good time .the kind of friends we would tell our own kids and grandkids about when we we had them. . . 

Rumour spread like a virus. . . 
We're making plans across the table now. . . 
The trunk is shakin' up the neighbourhood
As we terrorise the streets. . . 
The neighbours tellin' us to slow it down
Shake their heads in disbelief. . . 

When you're organising a party, especially if it's meant to be a small event for friends, rumours quickly spread like wildfire and soon you're having an epic house party that threatens to have your friend grounded for life and possibly in trouble with local law enforcement.  

Have you ever had rumours spread about you like wildfire?  How do you deal with them?  Particularly if they're not true and people choose speculation over actual truth?  It makes me shake my head and wish the nuances of human relationships weren't based on the easy gossip that floats around so seamlessly, like atomic particles in the air or someone's sneeze in the breeze that people curl their noses over and secretly find disgusting.



Back in class on Monday
Mad high fives in the hall
This one is going down in the history books
With the Legends of the Fall

Do you have fond memories of epic nights out that go down in the history books of "nights out"?  It's always funny when you meet up with friends from your past and you spend time reminiscing about the stupid conversations you had and the antics you got up to.  Sometimes even some truths are revealed, where the gaps in your memory can be filled in by someone else who was also part of the scene and saw what you didn't.

I think it's important to go around giving more high fives to people.  It's hard to high five people who deliberately set out to wish you harm, but as I'm learning - those people are not worth your time anymore, those people are destructive and not worth being listed amongst your priorities in life and the direction in which you're heading.  All you can do is wish them well and pray that eventually sometime they will come to realise that you were on your own path the entire time - you weren't there to sabotage them at all.  It's a hard lesson to learn - but we should be grateful for opportunities to grow and learn not to get burned so often (continual burning just makes you either a sucker for punishment or you're not paying attention to what you need to learn!)
Well we're breakin' all the rules
Cuz they're gettin' in the way
And we'll never be as young as we are today
And they're claiming I'm a fool
But I look the other way
They can tell me what to do when I'm old and grey

But now the stars are ours tonight
We'll worry bout tomorrow when the sun starts shining bright, then we'll sleep . . . 

I hope that your mind will be forever young - in the sense that you can live everyday like it's your last night - that you cram in as much of the best times with your nearest and dearest,

I know when I'm old and grey that I will have had perfect (we can only hope right?) insights into how  you can also appreciate and reflect on the goodness of stopping, pausing and absorbing those moments - and remember when we once had the stars.

But until then. . . the stars are ours tonight. . .