No one can be everything to everyone.
The web is The Sprawl…proliferating, growing exponentially. A new, impossibly cool site reveals itself every day… whispering that you should visit, aspire to it… Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram… a new person, a new narrative, edges blurred, deconstructed hair and a soft glow, whose inhabitants live by music and cocktails alone. Where is your invitation?
There’s so much to know, so much to touch. How can you be in the know and on the perpetual cutting edge? Dip your toe into the new world for a moment and hope that they acknowledge you, welcome you, validate you. You too can have the glow.
But you can’t. The Cool is masked by filters and code. Don’t aspire, it’s not real. At least not how you perceive it to be. It’s someone else framing their life in whimsy and jazz. Just know that other worlds with their own voice and pulse exists; you can take a peek. Acknowledge them, learn from them (if you desire), maybe even value them… then let them live.
But you can define what your own world looks like. And if you don’t like the picture be your own photoshop. You have the ability. You know what someone else’s board looks like. If you like theirs better, then repin it to yours. Or don’t. Maybe just re-edit. And cherish. Be your own model for existence, for beauty and for the experience in life. Breathe, move, savor, take in, push away. Be. Smile at the wind that is playing with your hair and making your eyes wet. And know that it surrounds them too.