9.24.2016

Fade Away



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i am a shimmering 
evanescent bubble                                                   
ready to fade away
at any moment

a bubble floating 
among many others,
other people, 
planets,
massive stars,
meteors, comets, moons,
everything in the entire universe,
everything that exists

and at any moment, 
the universe could wink out of existence,
into oblivion
and no one would be existing 
to remember any one of us.

all of these bubbles,
everything that exists,
constantly moving,
constantly changing.

the breath of the wind
can chisel away
entire immense mountains

the cries of a brutal storm
can destroy
entire towns

the click of a gun shot
can end
a life

nothing is perpetual,
nothing is unchangeable,
nothing is infinitely eternal

all of us will change
all of us will end
all of us will f a d e  a w a y.........


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Yeah, anyways, I just wrote that poem on a sudden whim. But, I wanted to add that this poem is not supposed to come off as depressing(sorry, if it does). In the poem, I was just making the point that a) changing is inevitable and b)at some point, everything will probably end. It's kind of like that saying, "Live every day like it's your last." Because, our time on this planet is limited! It's easier to just accept that and enjoy your life than to be worried and bothered about it. Anyway, I just wanted to clear that up..
So, I hope you got something out of that, 
thanks for reading!
-Jollygirl


9.10.2016

A Jumble of Recent Thoughts

Hi, so this post is a little different from what I'd usually do, but it's basically a combination of different thoughts that I've been having recently. Some of the thoughts are a bit random, but they are what has been on mind lately. So, on with it!!

-What's up with all the gum under the desks at school? I asked these same questions last year, and I still don't have answers. Like seriously, how hard is it to take a little extra time to spit out your gum in a piece of paper or a tissue and then put it in the trash can? #themysteriesoflife




-And, what's the whole deal with people thinking an age difference of a year is a big deal?!? Just because someone is younger than you, that doesn't give you the right to treat them like dirt.

-The Presidential Election is causing me to lose faith in humanity...I'm still dumbfounded over the fact that people are willing to support a Donald Trump, who is such an idiotic candidate. 

-And then we have Hilary Clinton, who claims that she didn't know that the "c" in emails meant classified, to explain why classified emails for work were on her private server......Seriously??



-Whenever I see someone reading a really amazing book, I always want to go up to them and start talking about what they're reading, but I never act on that feeling, mostly because I feel like it would be weird if I approached someone that I didn't really know and started randomly talking to them about books. The the last time this happened was when I saw someone reading Clockwork Angel.

-I don't get how some people can read books in series out of order and still enjoy them. One of my friends started reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, got bored, then started reading Scarlet, got bored, and then started reading Cress, got bored, and then finally settled on Winter. I asked how she was understanding anything that happened in the book, as she didn't read most of the first three books in the series, and she said that though she didn't really completely understand what was happening, she still was enjoying it. The only time I've not really read books in the right order was when I read Lady Midnight before reading TMI and TIF. Anyway, I don't get how some people can just skip books and read them in the wrong order. 


-I hate it when I have to wait forever for the next book in the series. For a while, I thought that Lord of Shadows, the next book in the Dark Artifices series was coming out in early March, to only recently find out that the release date was extended to the end of May. Now, I'm left to ponder how I'm going to deal with the extra two months of wait.

Yes, how dare the publishers of The Dark Artifices extend the release date!




-On the subject of books, have you ever held a book that you really wanted to read at the library, and then started obsessively checking your email and library account to see if was available yet? Well that's what's happening to me with A Torch Against the Night and Empire of Storms. With A Torch Against the Night, I'm in the 14th position, and with Empire of Storms, I'm in the 48th position. 




-Have you ever noticed how teachers always say that there's no reason for you to be late to any of your classes because there's plenty of time to get from one class to another, but then once the bell rings they don't let you leave their class to go to their next one? Like sometimes, they make you stay in the class even during part of the transition so they can finish something or pass out some papers, and then they blame us for being late to our next class. I've actually never been late to any of my classes because most of them are pretty close by, but the whole teachers keeping students in the classroom even when class is over is a problem. 


-So, I went to Montreal recently, which was cool. Anyway, Montreal is very famous for it's poutine, which is basically French Fries with sauce and cheese curds. It's said to be really good and super addicting once you start eating it. My whole family tried poutine in Montreal. None of us really liked it that much, but I'm glad that I tried it out, and that I got to experience it. 

-I'm pretty much obsessed with the book, And I Darken, by Kiersten White. For whatever reason, I can't stop thinking about it. I even found my self using names of the characters in And I Darken in English in my grammar notes. It's normal for me to constantly think about a book for a few days after I've finished it, but not for an entire month. 

-Shadowhunter Academy is pretty amazing, I just love Simon. Plus, I before I read Shadowhunter Academy I felt pretty meh about Isabelle, but now I really like her. 

-I'm looking forward to Adam Silvera's new book, History is All You Left Me. If it's anything like More Happy than Not, I'm also prepared to be utterly destroyed by it. 




So, I hope you enjoyed that.
Thanks for reading,
Jollygirl :-)