At a meeting I have for this “Alternative Spring Break” program I’m a part of, we did an icebreaker called “Map Your Life”. Basically, we had to write down our most defining experiences (both good and bad) on a sheet of paper and then READ THEM OUT LOUD TO EVERYONE ELSE. This was very nerve-wracking for me, but I learned so much today.
Some people got really personal and told us about their most depressing experiences and even started crying. I have never had things put into perspective this way.
Prior to this meeting, I had categorized some of these people as “That one frat guy”, “the girl who talks a lot”, “that hipster girl” and several other terrible, terrible ways to remember people. In actuality, everyone at the meeting was truly a lovely person and that is how I’ll remember them from now on.
One by one, we went around the table and talked about the most touching events of our lives. A majority of people discussed dealing with things like losing a loved one, rejection, racism, homophobia, and how they overcame their experiences. I never, never would have guessed some of the things I’ve heard tonight from these people.
You don’t know anything about other people or how they feel about the events that have made them who they are today. You might know your best friends a little bit better than the rest of the world, but that’s about it.
Everyone has struggled and is still struggling. Listen to their story and tell yours so you can see that we’re really not all that different from each other.
Hot on the heels of news of Vincent D’Onofrio’s dinosaur-exploiting casting in Jurassic World comes “Hahahrawrrahaha.” “Haha,” for short, is a track Soundcloud user FLIPSH0T made using a sample of Jeff Goldblum’s ”bizarre laugh” from Jurassic Park, and while it starts out as just a bit of Goldblum’s character’s chatter, it ultimately evolves into this weird breakbeat blend of the actor’s snarling laugh and weird personality. In short: It’s perfect, just like Goldblum himself.
I reblog this every time it pops up, because there’s something so comforting about it.
Obviously a long and comfortable acquaintance with these two. The cat barely notices the rabbit, and rabbits only flop over like that when they feel relaxed and safe. The rabbit is literally trusting that cat with his life.
I am dead.