All You Need Is

John Lennon on Love:

“You’ve got to work on it. It is a precious gift, and it’s a plant, and you’ve got to look after it and water it and you can't just sit on your backside and think, oh well, we're in love so that's alright. But that's the secret. It's all true folks. All you need is love."

Just wanted to share this illustrated interview of John Lennon & Yoko which I felt was really well done. The illustration style seemed to have captured the slightly awkward, subdued tones of this interview. You can easily pick up the chemistry between John Lennon & Yoko Ono, it's like they share the same mind it's so amazing. ☺

This video really got me thinking about love and the idea of sharing it with someone else. There have been so many instances where my views about love had been challenged. What I think/ thought was love proved to be otherwise. Somedays, I feel like I know nothing about it and I might have given up altogether trying to define it. Only for the reason that, in love there is no because – if you find yourself having to justify love, it is probably lacking.

"If you love somebody, you can’t be with them enough — there’s no such thing. You don't want to be apart." – John Lennon & Yoko Ono

I still am a believer of love, happiness and forevers. ☺ 

Waiting

"There are two types of waiting. There’s the the waiting you do for something you know is coming, sooner or later—like waiting for the 6:28 train, or the school bus, or a party where a certain handsome boy might be. And then there’s the waiting for something you don’t know is coming. You don’t even know what it is exactly, but you’re hoping for it. You’re imagining it and living your life for it. That’s the kind of waiting that makes a fist in your heart." – Unknown

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. We are always waiting for the next big move, preparing to take our widest leap and very much often we end up being disappointed when life doesn't present us with what we are waiting for. It becomes frustrating when life is all about trying. We always forget that great moments are packaged in the small ones that are often cast in an oversight. Some people wait their entire lives in pursuit of huge milestones that they think would change their lives without knowing that it is in overcoming small everyday battles that deserves to be celebrated. 

Ambitions and goals are great things, but they can also be the very barriers to achieving  greater things that are beyond what you can ever dream of. We are often blindsided by our ideal future that we miss seeing the opportunities nested in the present and making them work for our future. We also miss the shot at happiness. The freedom to dream is an entitlement,  and only with an extra sprinkle of imagination we can build a life that is worth waking up for everyday where we are living and not just waiting.

 

 

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I love this picture taken at Takamatsu port while I was waiting for my ferry to Megijima Island (which I didn't have a slightest idea about). I love the crisp air, the light breeze that accompanies the symphony of waves that welcomed arriving passengers. Waiting can be beautiful if you let it be.