Once Upon A Sunday… 1st September 2013

 

I still stand by this concept that we are all worrying too much about where we are going and forget we only get to do this once…. stop and look around once in a while.

We loose the explorers we once were when we pass through in to the real world and convention takes over. Stop looking for the next door you have to pass through and jump through the window instead; if you have enough faith in yourself your parachute will open and you can steer in any direction you like.

“Look at the view from the mountain you climb each day”

You made it through another earth spin, that is something to be happy about.

 

Things to fill your cup up with…

These are just a selection of things i’ve been loving for the past month and thought i’d share.

 

Sight: About Time 

If you need something that is meaningful with a slight hint of cheese I highly recommend setting your peepers and mind of this beautifully shot and scripted film.

Sound: Magical Music

I am a huge fan of 8Tracks and find it hugely helpful when trying to concentrate or conjure up creativity. There is so many different playlists that capture moods, moments and Midnight writing sessions… it’s brilliant. As it is coming close to autumn I find myself now listening to music that calms but also ignites magic ( sound so cheesy) I think it’s almost like hibernation music.

Smell:Taylor by Taylor Swift

In this case it’s perfume, i’m loving this at the moment, it’s mellow but sweet at the same time. I don’t like overly floral smells and that sickly sweet fragrant you get with some perfumes but this is a nice balanced perfume.

Taste : Sweetcorn chilli fritters

A recipe from youtube food community Sorted Food. Quick, easy, amazing.

 

 

It’s a circle that means cycle

The idea of cycles/circles has been floating around life lately. From films i’ve been watching, music, books to life in general. The theme wasn’t intentional it just seemed to be there, like the coffee cup ring that even the toughest of bleach can’t get out.

I have been listening to this podcast ‘Dream, Play,Write’ for a couple of weeks and one of the most recent podcasts relates to giving and how there is this cycle that is created when you give to someone, a cycle of giving and receiving.

There it is again….cycle.

So ok, this giving idea is a good cycle and can have some pretty positive effects, but if this is a good cycle by the means of binary opposites there has the be bad ones too.

Bad cycles that keep going round and round, ones you wish you could just break out of, for example:

Unhealthy lifestyle, dis-organization, money issues, bad moods or ……when you have a crush that is going no where and you finally think screw it why am I bothering with this it’s going nowhere I can see that it’s over i can stop but then he sends you a text message and you realise that the cycle is still going as your reach for the phone to reply to the message in break neck speed……. and if you just read that, with no breaks you would feel the breathlessness that I feel every time he sends me a message. Balls. Sorry 20 something girl issue.

As you can see I am dealing with a bad cycle at the moment although it kind of seems small and stupid in comparison to others I have mentioned.  Breaking the bad and keeping the momentum going on the good is hard and takes courage, passion and in my experience the ability to enjoy life. The stress and worry that you feel when you are within the bad cycles keep the momentum of them going, positivity will weaken the structure allowing you to break or at least fray the lines that are spinning round you. It sounds like science when you think about it.

With the Podcasts I have previously mentioned you are asked in the first one to write down things you are thankful for, even if they are tiny they are still a positive part of your life. I have keep mine as a list and whenever I feel stress getting to me or i’m swaying to the dark side away from optimism I think about the list and wonder why the hell I was so negative for.

I guess what i’m trying to say is that life is full of these little cycles ( i’ve used this word way too much) they can be good and they can be horrendously bad but a little positivity, faith in yourself and a pinch of laughter they can be broken.

Just try it.

Emx

 

One last thing

Life moves in a circle, for everyone that leaves us, someone new joins the world.  Also as the Earth is spinning while rotating round the sun, i’d say we can’t really get away from cycles or circles MIND BLOWN!!!!

 

I’ll just leave this here….

 

 

…. and it was all a dream.

My English tutor at college, he was 60 odd, bizarre and poshest crazy man you are likely to meet. 

He started off our first lecture by suggesting to a group of 16 year olds ” this all maybe a dream you know”

My first thought was ” so i’m not creative enough to create a better place than this” and then he went further in to the bold yet old statement he had just made.

As he keep talking I became more curious about the idea, what if I pinched myself, fell or did something that you normally do that seems to wake you from dreams… and I woke up as an 80 year old women…my life had passed and my future had already been on a shelf, sat collecting dust for several decades.

Although if I woke as a carefree 5 year old with their whole future in front of her…. quite baffling…. scary….weird…insane. Also if this is the case is there any point in doing anything worth while if it is a dream…. or is it a chance to do everything, take every leap?

I had so many questions after that lecture…. but it didn’t like it should have change the way I lived life… I left the room with the idea but continued to my graphic lecture and that was it.

Until last weekend during a dvd day with Mighty, while watching Inception… love a bit of Leo ( he will get an Oscar one day). Anyway it got be thinking back to what my English tutor said and how maybe it should have been a something that made me change the way I approached life.  Now i’m older, wiser, and uglier the concept seems to ring more bells than it did back then.

The idea i’m getting is live life with the fearlessness of a dream… jump even if you have no idea if there is going to be a safety net…  unless you’re dealing with traffic, don’t jump at that.

cause what else have you got to loose except the past and the ‘What if’ that was never given a voice.

Emx

 

 

Once Upon A Sunday… 25th August 2013

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A relaxed day where things went right and worrying seemed like another language.

It’s is currently bank holiday monday a year later and to be honest life is good… ok so there have been somethings that aren’t so perfect but they are small and can be fixed.

So all i’m going to say try and give yourself days like this, relax, try something new or just be…. even if it for only a few hours.

I bid you good day and hope you’re feeling wonderful.

 

Things That Make Me Happy…. 2014

I was inspired by a post I saw on tumblr about writing down the small things that make you happy. The things that even when you feel your lowest can still give you that warm, fuzzy feeling.

I’ve written a post about the small things before http://emmorrisphotography.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/all-the-little-things/ and now over a year on I still believe that even if the big things in life don’t go as planned it’s not those moments we remember, we look back on the small things that cushioned the blow, hugged us tight and reminded us that there is beauty, hope and happiness in this world.

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The aim for this list was to cover the page, to be honest once i got going it kinda seemed like not enough space.

Here is the list

  • Freshly cut grass
  • Autumn – colours, conkers, jumpers and hats
  • Thunder storms, counting the time between thunder and lightening
  • Watching rain
  • Water colour painting
  • Fake moustaches
  • Mass amounts of daisies
  • Comfy clothes after being outside
  • Late night chats
  • Books
  • Purple meadows
  • Forests/lakes
  • Horse smell
  • Paper lanterns
  • Warm wind
  • Kisses on the back of the head that linger
  • Hugs from behind
  • Unexpected snow
  • 8Tracks (website)
  • Bare feet in grass
  • The smell of rain
  • Spice pumpkin latte
  • Baking
  • New sketch/note books
  • Swings
  • Climbing trees
  • Beanies
  • Sand between toes
  • Fireworks
  • Long Scarves
  • Sundresses
  • Sunsets/rises
  • Curly Hair
  • Smell of Dew
  • Hot Air balloons
  • Crunching Leaves
  • Seashells
  • Day dreaming
  • butterflies

Just looking at this list makes be happy, I highly recommend writing your own, it’s great to look at when feeling low or even being reminded of the good things. 

Emx

Once Upon A Sunday… 18th August 2013

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The week I wondered through.

The change in scenery from my laptop, my bedroom or the veg field was needed. I visited my grandparents, went for walks through corn fields and waited for the rain… then span to feel some type of movement as at the time i’d felt like i’d made mistake and or at least disappointed quite a few people. 

Again I had all this freedom that a graduate should have but no general idea of which direction to take it’s like the signs all went blank or made me walk in a circle… a loop…. the term broken record never became so prominent.

I filmed parts of the week, allowed my art film maker side to come out and it felt good but still not a long term fix. When it came to editing I put all the footage in chronological order and began to look for music to soundtrack the week…… this was harder than I expected and thought it would be best to just walk away.

I watched ’13 Going on 30′ and during a scene where Jen Garner’s character felt so lost and confused the song  ‘Vienna’ by Billy Joel came on and the first line just hit me… like a ton of bricks, falling piano and cold rain all at the same time.

“Slow down, you crazy child
you’re so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you’re so smart, tell me
Why are you still so afraid?”

The words slow down and the idea of taking time to just think, be a 20 something year old… it’s what I needed to hear. No one around me said relax and enjoy they just let me get on with things. This song just fit the week so well, hence why I used it for the video. Music has always had a way of bringing out emotion, helping with life’s sometimes impossible questions and just sometimes telling you what you need to hear.

It kinda made me realise that no one was expecting me to have my life planned ready, clearly typed and proof read at that current moment in time… to be honest who even in there 40’s has their life pinpointed on a map. 

I hope you have all had a great weekend.

Emx

Once Upon A Sunday….11th August 2013

Not too sure I like revisiting this part of the summer. It’s that I regret not following through with the adventure I was given the chance to do… it’s just that I felt I let everyone down by not doing it. So when I get reminded of it, it just sucks really.

We are told to keep the past in the past, but we are also told to learn from it. But what if you didn’t know what you were suppose to learn and already pushed behind you?

One thing I keep reminding myself is that if I had gone, then I wouldn’t be where I am now. I wouldn’t have done the things that lead to getting the job i’m in, doing the work i’m currently doing.

I guess what i’m saying is that you should never regret anything…

“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.” – Colleen Hoover

Once Upon A Sunday…..4th August 2013

 

The family tree research is on hiatus for the moment due to I just haven’t managed to make time to get back in to it. Although I am picking up stories from my grandparents every time I visit. I’m so happy just to sit and listen and then just ramble on about living in the boat club, incidents with bread vans, eating fruit while sitting on a wall and night cycling home from work.

There was one story that stuck in my mind and you can judge after you’ve heard it, but only if you laugh.

A man from the city was visiting ( lived in the country) he wished to use the toilet so asked to be pointed in the right direction. An finger pointed down the steps to the bottom of the garden. The man strolled down taking on the outside lavatory with courage that was far from cowardly. On his return he said to the man ( farmer) ” Sir you do know that there is no lock on the lavatory door” the worried tone made farmer  laugh and he simply replied ” Well we haven’t had an shit stolen yet” he laughed a belly laugh and the city man looked dumbfounded.

My family ladies and gentlemen.

Emx

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