"Play a C next to a C# and it’ll probably sound horrible to you. You might even call it wrong or bad. The sound goes to war with itself. It clashes. But take the C up an octave, and it becomes a major seventh. One of the most beautiful chords. It’s almost too nice sounding. When we see something bad or awful, maybe we’re just looking at in the wrong octave. We just need to change our perspective a little. Countries all over the world build bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, and killing, to prove a point. To try and change your perspective about an idea. Governments everywhere even bless their bombs for this purpose. Maybe we need a different kind of bomb. Maybe a bomb that makes people love you. Maybe a cupid bomb. I believe we already have it, and it’s called music. Every country has their own version of it and it works. It changes your viewpoint by bringing each other together. And you don’t even have to know a thing about it to get it. And in the end maybe all you really did was change the octave. Music is a language, a lifestyle, and it could just save the world."
"He met me at the airport yesterday with a huge, amazing home made sign. He took my bags and whisked me away into the dizzying madness of Kuta, Bali. This place is crazy. Organised chaos. It’s filthy, it’s scary, it’s fast paced and absolutely like no where else I’ve been on earth. I had many friends tell me I wouldn’t like Kuta, they know how much I value my solidarity and being at one with nature on deserted beaches and empty nature trails. But I absolutely love this place. Last night we bar hopped to all the tacky clubs in town, ate with the locals at a dirty warung, found ourselves at an empty heaving regge bar and sat under the two storey high shrine to Bob Marley saluting the king with our hookah. On the way home after rounds of dizzying cocktails and bintangs we stumbled out of another bar and got chased by the local police on scooters. Screaming and clinging to him for dear life as we weaved in and out of oncoming traffic, I decided to change my tact. With a deep calming breath I shut my eyes, loosened my grip and surrendered to the utter outrageousness of the situation we were in. I basked in the hot air whipping across my eyelids and face, allowed the blaring of the hundreds of scooter horns and police shouting at us to pull over to dance around my ears and I joyously swayed my body with the swerves of the motorbike - I couldn’t help but smile. It’s moments like these that make you realise you can’t fight. You learn that you must be open to life and surrender to its wonder, whatever the situation you find yourself in. Surrender to the madness, embrace the chaos and always, always, choose ‘dare’ and not ‘truth’!"
My battered heart will always be where the ocean meets the sand,
I will break over and over
That is the best and"
worst part of me.
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
"To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell."
"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours"
"…you feel so much all the time that sometimes you might burst. That your seams are constantly rearranging themselves in order to make more room for more love and more trust and more hope and more hurt."
"I surrender to the ocean, to the moon, to the stars, to the sun, to the earth. Bestowed by beauty all around me; I am humble. I respect life and promise to honour its gift. I will nourish my body and too my soul with the nutrients of love. I am where I am meant to be. I live in today, right now. I am present."