Saturday, January 19, 2008

Viva forever

"There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well worth staying up all night to finish." Horseradish by Lemony Snicket
I've been told by many family members, teachers, close friends, and distant acquaintances that I am a passionate dreamer in which absolutely nothing in the world that can discourage me. I would initially scoff at this notion because if I was truly a dreamer with a the-glass-is-half-full perspective, why would I accept my dearth of musical talent or inability to grow taller beyond my petite frame? Why aren't I honing my throat muscles in private voice lessons and drinking milk for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? It seems that I am quite selective when it comes to my passions -- I will gladly spend all week writing articles on haute couture while baking doughnuts and coffee cupcakes, but I wouldn't make it past the first period of a multivariate calculus class -- but I'll probably arrive early for my Honors American Literature class.

A passion for life doesn't entail becoming perfect in every single bit of drudgery that may cross your path -- it's about becoming passionate about your own life. If we could all harness that inner "acorn" of potential nested in our hearts, we'll definitely be happier and perhaps not as lost. I found my "acorn" in dressing up in costumes as a young girl and discovering Vogue in the public library -- being a shy girl without a voice, who would have thought that ten years later, I would find it in fashion and writing?

Chanel handbags won't pop up at your door, heartbreak is inevitable, fate will always serve an entrée of failure once in a while, and legs that go on for miles won't grow overnight -- but once you've found that "acorn" that is your very own, you'll find more a lot more reason to love and to cherish memories, people, and yourself. Personally, I feel that the world just becomes a little bigger for you and me when we wake up every day with an appreciation for the past, a love for the present, and a dream for the future!

What is your "acorn", and what events in your past led up to this discovery?

Miss Couturable
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