Autumn has only just arrived and I am already creating wonderous winter compositions. Typical, isn’t it? Longing for what you don’t have?
A desire for things you don’t (or can’t) have is something quite irrational, thus naturally making it something very human. Desires and wishes might actually be one of the most cruel yet beautiful aspects of our lives. For instance, we long for happiness and hope to find it in certain aspects of life, such as a romantic partner, friendships, money or perhaps in fame in recognition. In any case, the journey to reaching these goals are dreadfully long and painfully difficult. But then, when we finally reach the top of the mountain and find ourselves at the paradisiacal heights of happiness, we feel accomplished and satisfied. Though the feeling only lasts so long before we grow weary of it and look for something new to make us happy.
We find ourselves stuck in an eternal journey of finding happiness. This endless cycle may seem cruel, but ironically, it is also what keeps our lives so interesting and intruiging. It keeps up going. Because, whether we would like to admit it or not, we all long to be happy and even after finding out happiness is mostly temporarily, we will still look for it.
We humans are irrational beings, longing for the things we don’t have and sometimes, admittedly, not being able to be grateful for the things we do have. But somewhere between our nonsensical doubts and desires, we find peace and serenity as we see the beauty in all of our best mistakes and unlogical tendencies.
“She was close, and she held me very tightly
‘Til I asked awfully politely, please
Can I call you her nameAnd I elongated my lift home,
Yeah I let him go the long way round
I smelt your scent on the seat belt
And kept my shortcuts to myselfI thought I saw you in the parrots beak
Messing with the smoke alarm
It was too loud for me to hear her speak
And she had a broken armIt was close, so close that the walls were wet
And she wrote it out in letraset
No you can’t call me her name”
– Arctic Monkeys, Cornerstone
The Gacha Guardians | October 1 – 31