Skydiving


By Jef132 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve never experienced that moment where you jump out of a plane thousands of feet in the air, and just completely dip over hundred miles per, while returning back to earth. The thrill, and adrenaline that come with the territory must be exciting, and scary at the same time. I’ve always wanted to go skydiving, and I think I’m going to make it a goal to do in the summer. But, I can’t help but to think about the whole process leading up to it. How does one mentally prepare for this risky free-fall? But then again, risk is something we encounter everyday. Anything can happen, at any given moment, even the craziest things. I never though that I’d read that coconuts kill people, let alone 15 times more than sharks do. But, I’m sure there are more shark attacks, and the variable that is left out is that people are missing limbs, although alive. Obviously death is the worst outcome, so I’m not challenging that at all. Anyways, back to skydiving!

I think the thing I look forward the most about skydiving would be the view while your free falling. That’s an experience like no other, and it only last so long. Of course, you can always do it again, but every first experience is special. All I know is that it’s bound to be a great time, and I plan on doing it as it’s something on the bucket list. I’m no adrenaline junkie, but I look forward to get the ole blood flowing, and order a side of goosebumps!

I’ll end this with a question, have you ever gone skydiving, and how was the experience leading up to, during, and after it was over?

More Art; Nature


This artwork was made only about a year ago for an Art class in college. I’ve mentioned before how I don’t think I’m an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but the truth is that everyone is an artist in ways. The beauty of art is that anything no matter how poorly one might think something looks, there’s always someone who likes it. It’s all personal based, which is why I always believed that art can’t be truly graded. This artwork is nature based, as well as was inspired by Emily Dickinson’s quote “Nature is what we see”.

Place I want to Visit: Part III


The return of the Places I want to Visit has arrived! This place doesn’t even seem real to me when I first saw the pictures of it. But, it’s beauty is perfectly carved out, and the first picture you will see is one of the coolest things I think I ever saw. Call me crazy but it looks like a UFO beam of light entering an opening within the canyon.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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By Lómelinde (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA (Upper Antelope Canyon Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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By Lucas Löffler (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Back at it with some Art!


Found this in my journal, so this was made in middle school. And I don’t find myself to be an artist by an stretch of the imagination, but this is one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever done. It appears I had some skills back in the day! Enjoy, and I’ll be back to blogging more regularly soon!

Lying


Lying is something we do everyday. The thing I find fascinating about lying, is if it’s good or bad. I mean, we always say in certain scenario’s it’s better to lie than tell the truth, but do we really know that to be the case? I’m not doubting it isn’t sometimes, and I’ve certainly done it protect someone else or even myself. But, we never really can know something without it actually happening. Sure, we make predictions, which we base on patterns. These patterns are consistent, which enables us to think we know what to do. But again, in essence, we really have no idea, and it’s more or less like playing a game of chance.

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To end the above ramble, I’d like to point out in my opinion some positives, and negatives of lying. I’ll start with the negatives. I’ve always made it a habit to be an honest person, but sometimes you can’t be Abraham Lincoln all the time. I think one of the worst things about a lie, is having to live with it every day. Not being able to tell someone, and just having it eat away at your insides like a zombie. It becomes a real problem too, and it can affect your daily life, which is crazy to think. I can remember not being able to sleep, and just wanting to express the truth to someone. But than again, doing so would completely “destroy me”. It sorta did because now I have to live with that moment in the back of my head, and it was because I was too proud to admit fault before it became a real problem. A single lie, not only formed a regret, but a memory that can’t be shaken. Another negative which hinges off what I mentioned just before to a degree, is the consequences that come with a lie. Depending on the lie, and whom you are lying too, decides the severity of it. This is such a broad topic though, and I can literally throw out tons of consequences, but I’m sure you get the gist. Lastly, it just delays the inevitable. It’s bound to come out eventually, and duration is not always your friend.

The positives, again are dependent on how you look at lying. Everyone has different perspectives, so this is just, what I believe. I feel as if lying can protect someone, or even yourself as I mentioned before. There are certain situations, where to be blunt, isn’t the right thing to do, at least morally. If I don’t like a Christmas gift , I’m not going to tell them, this flat out sucks. Obviously we think nothing bad of the situation, but by holding back our real emotions, we are lying. It’s probably for the best though because who really wants to verbally assault someone over a “gift”. Or how about when your friend ask you if they look good? Are you really going to tell them that they look bad? No, your going to lie, and boost their self-esteem for the moment by lying. I think another positive to lying is that it can help us get a job, or some type of income. Obviously this is not always the case, and morally it isn’t the right way to approach the situation, but life ain’t always easy. I feel as if some companies demand way to much on a person’s resume, and they hire someone who isn’t necessarily better for the job, it’s just that their credentials outweigh that. There are many other factors, and I’m sure with unemployment this high, lying about references, or past work is a norm at this point. I can see why it would be a negative as well, and I’m not out to get companies because for some (the one’s not getting bailed out), they are going through the same pains as the individuals.

I’m not really sure as to why I started writing about this but it just came to my today. I could ramble about lying all day too, and go back and forth about the aspects of it. But, I think I get the point across I was trying to make. I love to talk about life, and I think lying is an essential part of it, I mean we do it everyday. 

Life Quotes


I found some quotes online, and thought it be a cool post to have my analysis about them. There are so many quotes but I selected only a few. I really enjoy quotes as well because they not only get the point in only one sentence usually, but they are never that hard to understand in my opinion.  

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” 

- George Bernard Shaw 

My view: This quote is so true in many ways. I’d rather be the person who tries to do something, and fail at it, than not do anything at all. Even if I wind up making mistakes or not accomplishing the task at hand, I have tried. It’s all about how you learn from these mistakes, and turn them into strengths later on. A life spent doing nothing is a mistake in itself.

Citation: George Bernard Shaw. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgebern102967.html

By Brian Jeffery Beggerly (Flickr: IMG_2083) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

-Confucius

My view: A simple quote, yet it encompasses over seven billion people’s problems. We all make life harder than in needs to be, and I don’t think there really is a solution to this issue. We’ve let it get to the point, where a complicated life is the norm.

Citation: Confucius. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/confucius104563.html 

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

-Seneca

My View: This is such a true quote, that really targets the concept of the circle of life. One thing ends, and another begins. It embarks on examples such as grass being eaten by a grasshopper, which gets eaten by a rodent, which gets eaten by a snake, which in turn gets eaten a bird, whom dies, and supplies nutrients for the grass to grow. Even something so complex, which can be separated by time, still can come together. 

Citation: Seneca. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/seneca405078.html