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June 1, 1012 another amazing day


I love the flash mobs and the improv everywhere happenings... really, just look at the faces of these unsuspecting peeps. how to make an ordinary extraordinary moment... a gift. a creative gift. genius


a few days ago an extraordinary girl, a friend of my daughters, was killed in a car accident in the middle of the afternoon. her boyfriend was driving. he lived, he's fine. she died at the scene, on the cape on her way to her dads birthday celebration. it is so so very sad. she'd just graduated from college a few days before---her whole life ahead of her and a heart full of the possibilities of that future... she was unusual, she had the audacity to write an essay about not going into finance careers, resist chickening out and being recruited as so many of her Yalie friends did, but to instead to hang onto their dreams, the dreams they had going into college to change the world for better or to risk being a starving artist or to attempt to make the world a safer, deeper, wonderful, more ecological, more extraordinary place... as a result, going against the grain, is perhaps why she was then not invited into one of the secret societies... so then she wrote about that, for those others who also were not, how thats fine, and not a bd thing, even a good thing... and then her piece she wrote at graduation is such a spark of life in itself----such a tragedy, each day that goes by this sinks deeper, she was a good and supportive friend to my daughter, a liferaft, a cheerleader, a shoulder, an inspiration

You all who have been writing the gratitude entries on LJ, i feel you are part of this---this quest to keep the extraordinary in the ordinary alive within yourselves--the big inside the little, the one in a million inside the everyday--and I have appreciated reading all the entries and maybe wished I had not felt: oh its just this inner circle of people writing these, the inner in crowd that I am not part of, not really, when did it start, i wasn't invited---and so i remained reluctant to join in, could I even be as brilliant about it as you all were... silly. you can do what you want in life, or better, you can try, always try... you can have the audaciousness to just do it, whatever it is and it does take some audaciousness... anyway, thanks to you all who have made LJ a better place... 

and because my LJ which started as something completely else is currently mostly about dog stuff I'll also post here the inspirational agility vid one of my teachers sent from her friend MEB... last weekend, one of my new agility friends told me how in her Daisy Mind class they were assigned the task of putting together a highlights reel for themselves... to have, to view before a big event, whatever... its not a bad idea, right? and would be kinda like MEB's vid if you were MEB




even though we are getting older and old... if we're ALIVE, we are all young





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biggmellon
Jun. 1st, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
I wasn't invited I just party crashed the whole gratitude thing, cause I'm naughty like that;) perhaps we need a June inspirational to continue the focus on the good? </p>

I sure am sorry about the sad story, it's just so hard when the harsh reality of mortality hits such a young life full of promise. Life truly is a gift. Hugs to you all.

dinahprincedaly
Jun. 2nd, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
i need to party crash things more in general... you are my action hero
asakiyume
Jun. 1st, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
So sorry about the friend of your daughter--we're all here and then we're gone, and life can seem long, but really it's just a snap of the fingers, but you feel it more when you see someone suddenly disappear from life like your daughter's friend did, and there are these huge pangs of regret, because she was such (it sounds like) such a pleasure. Such a delight and inspiration. And so I'm sorry ;_;

I know what you mean: even though we are getting older and old ... if we're ALIVE, we are all young --I agree; I want to hold onto that, squeeze every drop of living out of life that's possible.

I'd seen the Copenhagen video--I love watching the faces of the people seeing the event unfold, the amazement on their faces. The agility video was great too--the dog clearly having *so much fun*
dinahprincedaly
Jun. 2nd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
it is way way too easy to always assume i have the luxury of tomorrow or next week or next year... it is way to easy to be in one place but not be there at all, mind all wound around something somewhere else... thinking about whats wrong that needs to be righted, whats undone that needs to be done, so much to be done
sheenabizarre
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
that's SO sad.

I don't have the gratitude posters on my LJ friend's list, but you can always write about what you're grateful for & inspire others.
dinahprincedaly
Jun. 2nd, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
i forget to be grateful... it would be a good exercise for me
matildasmom
Jun. 3rd, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
So sad S's friend. Life is not fair is it.

The flash mob video made me smile. I liked the agility, too.

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