Day 263/365 ~ When the Days All Feel the Same, Don't Feel the Cold or Wind or Rain; Everything Will Be Okay

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November 1, 2011.
Life is built out of choices - we begin off with what we could not choose, and we develop from there with our own choices. We can choose to be happy, or sad, or bitter.. we can choose to do what we want to do at the expense of others, or please others at the expense of ourselves; we can choose to smile when obstacles are thrown in our path, or choose to give up when things seem to get too hard.
People love to tell you that everything will be okay. That it isn't over yet and you have to keep trying, because trying makes you succeed. That the sun will shine the next day and it will get better. Maybe all those prettily packaged words are true. Maybe it will get better.
But if you always focus on being happy, you forget what it is like to be sad. That sometimes only by being sad then can you truly appreciate what it is like to be happy. It is okay to be unhappy at times - it's fine to not smile and be cheerful every single minute. Be happy. But be sad, as well. Only after you have felt the rain can you then feel the true warmth of the sunshine.

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  1. the air we breathe. 30 months ago | reply

    This is so brilliant! I LOVE the black and white and the film-ish specks.
    I do hope everything's okay though<3

  2. ariane❊chan 30 months ago | reply

    i lovee thiissss.
    are you okay?

  3. *Elyse 30 months ago | reply

    Love this

  4. Emz Nocedo 30 months ago | reply

    you make every single photograph a magnificent work of art, and i truly agree with what you said. i just hope that everything is okay,

  5. Clochee 30 months ago | reply

    the colors are awesome!

  6. Nicole:HearMeRoar(: 30 months ago | reply

    Amanda.
    It's been awhile since I told you I love you. That statement stills stands true. Your photography is as lovely and inspirational as ever <3

  7. allison ☼ 30 months ago | reply

    I love the slight blue tint of the black and white. Perfect. :)

  8. Rora Elisabeth 30 months ago | reply

    I really love the tones and the geometric designs.

  9. beyoung 30 months ago | reply

    this shot is so cute!

  10. Alyssa Zoé Amaro 30 months ago | reply

    This looks so delicate and sad, <3

  11. fah-teema 30 months ago | reply

    so gloomy

    that last line is brilliant :')

  12. rosemary-demirkok 30 months ago | reply

    i love this
    wonderful wonderful
    this image has so much emotion, the pose and the tone go well together

  13. +ivana 30 months ago | reply

    Lovely. I love this .

  14. Alexander Stephan 30 months ago | reply

    Love your photos and descriptions.

  15. David A Córdova M 30 months ago | reply

    such a creative picture!

  16. sameraaaa [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    the hair <3

  17. dreams at heart 29 months ago | reply

    despite the sad face, this is really beautiful, there's a rainy atmosphere to it but the lighting looks so nice and hopeful. I love what you've written, it's very insightful. 'Only after you have felt the rain can you then feel the true warmth of the sunshine.' <3 that line. and whatever you were going through I know you'll be fine, because you have such a wonderful attitude and perspective towards everything.

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