Time Travel by Jetlag

[February 25, 2012 at 04:30]

Do we read to escape from loneliness? To fill the void that people have left behind with words penned by a stranger, the feelings that we are unable to articulate, all transcribed beautifully on coarse brown paper. Or do we read to reveal that emptiness within - glaring at us like the gaps in between words and the empty pages that follow after the last sentence in a book.

「 Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the Earth put here just to nourish human loneliness? 」– Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Humans are made to experience loneliness, whether or not we have friends or are in a healthy relationship with a partner. The capacity to feel lonely is not removed or superseded with companionship, but rather, I feel that it is minimized? You feel lonely when you don’t have anyone to miss, you feel lonely when you miss someone. And quite honestly, I am not sure which is harder to bear. Sometimes, even if in a happy relationship, one may sought to discover loneliness, in order to gain that convoluted assurance in that one’s entirety of being is not hinged upon the existence of someone else.

These are some things that keeps me awake as the night recedes into daybreak.

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. ☺