Wanderer above the sea of fog

I had numerous times seen the picture Wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich around however I never knew who drew it or what the meaning behind the picture meant. Yet I always found it to be fascinating there was something that deeply alluded me about it. Maybe it was the contrast between the colours or the fact that I couldn’t see the expression of the man in it, or maybe the beautiful and somewhat magical scenery. Nevertheless it was a picture I finally decided to “Google” about.

Finding out more information about the artist and the picture itself made it even more interesting. To me the picture seem to symbolize how sometimes in life things seem unknown, like we are floating above clouds of fogs and sometimes the fog disappears and we see life differently/again. Other times we are stuck in a mist of fog and we stop and stare and it like a wanderer glimpsing into the past, present, future and unknown. For me the picture brings about a sense of calm yet confusion of unknown. But I guess the mystery itself of the picture remains how the artist wanted it to be. An unknown….. 

 

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When we have to say goodbye to love ones

I know this post isn’t like the usual tips I write about in my blog. But the thing is no matter who you are or what age you are; there will come a time in your life when you inevitably come face to face with losing someone you love. No matter the time, age or circumstances of these events it will no doubt be difficult, to say the least heart wrenching. I have recently lost someone very close to me. This is not the first time someone I know has passed away however it is by far someone who has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. <RIP to my dear grandma.> I am someone who has high empathy levels but finds it really tough to express it on an outer level. In other words I bottle it all up. Some may say it is a fault or a quality. There are times when I easily get down about sad news or even movies. I don’t why or how, it just happens. Therefore as you can imagine stuff like this totally crushes parts of me inside.  It is true that knowing that others are there for you and have gone through and felt very similar things to you can really help to ease the extensive pain you go through during this period and bring you some form of comfort. Different people deal with these situations differently. If you are anything like me and may need to process this on a more inner level and maybe quietly on your own, then you may not have someone to tell you stuff so the below may be of some help to you.

–          Time will seem to have stopped at the moment you first hear the news.

–          It will feel like a part of you has died or disappeared inside.

–          The thought of that person not being in your life anymore feels unreal, unimaginable and you may even try to deny it.

–         A simple hug from someone you know who cares about you deeply is comforting beyond words can express.

–          You are likely to feel an extremely overwhelming flood of mixed emotions such as sorrow and sadness, which are so heavy that you have never or haven’t felt for so long.

–          After awhile you will feel guilt when you start to try to re-live your life.

–          Random moments of feeling really sad and teary. This may be bought on by memories or just the thought of them not being here anymore. Or just unexplained moments of sadness.

–          The awareness that time will heal some of the pain but it seems so far away and you feel bad for the thought of going back to a “normal” life.

I will share with you some deep feelings I currently have:

The hardest thing is knowing that you are no longer in this world and it’s so hard to accept this reality. I know I will always remember you, what you taught me and the memories I hold so close to my heart but at this current point in time that just doesn’t feel enough. It gives me comfort to know that you are no longer in pain and suffering. I still can’t help but feel the hurt inside myself. I cannot begin to describe the pain properly; the feeling is just a very deep and raw sense of sadness and sorrow that engulfs my heart and mind. I am aware that time will ease it all a bit, but at this moment in time it all feels far too raw.

For me it helps to think of happy memories and the fact that my grandma lived a full and complete life surrounded by people who cared, loved and always will love her. Furthermore that she is no longer suffering or in pain. It is said that when someone dies the hardest part is on those who are left behind. I think this is true, but remember time will heal parts of it. That doesn’t mean the pain, hurt and lost goes away but it becomes bearable. To have that hurt reminds us to treasure what we once had and what we have now. Also remember that they would have wanted you to continue to live on and have a happy life. Deep down I know I will never get over it and that there will be many times during life in the future whereby there will be similar times of this occurrence and the association will trigger these feeling, memories, experiences and sadness will rear its head again and the emotions will flood back. However for now I am trying to process this first. Goodbye

Traveling – Storytelling

There is no doubt that I adore traveling. What you may not know about me is I like typing thoughts and experiences. Sometimes just on a personal level just to collect the millions of thoughts that constantly whiz around my mind.

The below quote is one of my all time Travel-Storyteller one that I would like to share with you. =)

I hope to one day pull together all my travel experiences and share it as a form of storytelling.

Traveling ~ it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller – Ibn Battuta

 

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Uber

The taxi company that is causing a ripple around many major cities and taxi services. ( BBC article: Uber App Taxi row referred to London’s High Court.)

Uber was founded in 2009 and officially launched in San Francisco. Originally they grew modestly then as words got around they became more and more popular, and expanded faster and faster. There are a few simple reasons why this Taxi company is booming:

– Very easy and efficient App service which brings the taxi to you. So you don’t need to search around for many taxi services.

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– Follow the driver via the app and you can see their ratings/reviews and profile picture. Also includes licence plate so it is much safer.

– Reasonable prices

This company has moved with technology and the market to give customers what they need.

 

 

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Look up

A video has recently been trending around called “Look up” in this video it depicts how social media and technology has altered the generations today and how we have been wrapped into the net.

It is a short but very powerful video, which can help change us if we listen and look up. It reminds us what and who are important in life.

It is time to look up for a moment.

 

 

Where does beauty lie in this world?

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore it is based on each individual’s perceptive. For this very reason it is biased and can be influenced by so many past and personal factors.

Here in this post I will give my account of what I believe is beauty. These are my own personal thoughts and views.

Often we think that beauty is what we see. But real beauty includes countless elements that involve but are not limited to seeing, hearing, touching, feeling, breathing, smelling, speaking…It is more than the exterior and weighs more heavily on the interior. 

With senses we are presented with true beauty and soul. ~ Everything coming from within.

I am never disappointed when I travel to a different city or country the beauty of so much can be experienced through so many different ways. Its meaning varies significantly for different people but regardless it is still so priceless. Even though I adore the encounters of different countries and the beauty I discover in each, this doesn’t mean that I forget the beauty before my eyes, within and at home. For me beauty is the experiences, scars, knowledge that have come to shape people, buildings, countries and landscapes.

Beauty is the uniqueness of life.