LAINE JOHNSON

i’ve watched my share of people come and go in my life. like seasons, some times they trickle in or show up and make a presence from the get-go. but eventually, they fade out. or even one day you wake up and all of the sudden it’s winter.

either way, it’s taught me a valuable lesson: nothing good stays. and nothing bad does either. life is a series of temporaries. you’re young for a moment, you blink and you’re in college and you turn the corner and you’ve got so many lines on your face from years and years of smiling.

this can be beautiful or terrifying, or both. or everything seems to happen all at once. the people that built you have coincided with the seasons of your life, you’ve grown up with people and grown old with people and grown into people and grown out of people.

we all need people. and it just so happens that we need them for different reasons, at different points. your best friend may very well not be your “bff(orever) and you will most likely have many lovers in your lifetime.

it’s something i am constantly faced with and a concept i will constantly battle in my every day life. people come and go. people change. the person you’ve developed feelings for or the person you’ve fallen deeply in love with will inevitable evolve because of this same temporariness you are faced with. they won’t always be the one you developed feelings for because they, too are changed by the seasons.

one day you might fight or one day life might happen and one day that person may not be able to be in your life anymore, for their sake or for yours.

and don’t think choices are never a factor, because they are. we aren’t aimless, mindless robots. sometimes it’s a choice to come into or leave someone else’s life; their whole universe. sometimes you need to step back and better yourself. sometimes they’re toxic to you. some times you’ll wake up and they’re gone and you’ll never fully understand why.

but that’s life. and everything is in the midst of a transition period. so embrace it, and love all of the people you do while you still can. because we all live in seasons, and our circadian rhythms can’t stay in sync forever.

it’s terrifying. but it’s beautiful. and, sometimes, even a little bit comforting.

xx LTJ



laine-johnson:

you’re lucky.

you exist. you get to breathe. you get to walk. you get to feel the sunshine and experience heartache. you have a sense of humor. you have ears that allow you to listen to your favorite jimmy eat world album on repeat, the one that makes you believe in the world again. you have a…

you’re lucky.

you exist. you get to breathe. you get to walk. you get to feel the sunshine and experience heartache. you have a sense of humor. you have ears that allow you to listen to your favorite jimmy eat world album on repeat, the one that makes you believe in the world again. you have a mind that loves learning silly useless facts. you have the ability to laugh and pick flowers. just as your body takes in oxygen, you release carbon dioxide so you can enjoy the trees and the way they change into their brilliant colors in the fall. you have compassion for the underdogs.

you get a name and an identity. you have a roof over your head. you were born with a  voice that has the ability to be heard. you were given and have acquired a particular set of skills that no one else on this earth has. you’ve been graced with people surrounding you that exude confidence and love and hope to admire and reciprocate back. you have people in your life who believe in you. you have eyes to admire the stars and arms to extend and hug a friend on the worst of days.

you have a past. and while that doesn’t mean rainbows and butterflies, it has made you stronger. it has made you unique. you have scars, you have stories, you have experience. it has made you exactly who you are. after all, nothing’s perfect. not you, not beyonce, nothing and no one. nothing’s perfect, except for the way the universe came together, in a series of events, to create you and build you up.

you’re lucky. so you better start living like it.

of all the combinations of cells and dna, the universe picked you. believe it. live it.

there are souls floating around just waiting to be invested in a body or a place or a masterpiece, but your soul is here. it is present. and it leaves a piece of itself in every person you meet and place you go, similarly to how your favorite perfume leaves a trail of reminders of everywhere you’ve been and the mark you’ve made on the universe. the universe needs your laughter and kindness.

you matter. you’re loved. & you’re lucky.

12:54 am

tell me about the people, things, places, and books you love and why you love them. tell me how you go outside and lay in the grass and look up at the stars at night and wonder about it all. tell me about the days when you went home alone to dance around to your favorite jimmy eat world record because you always swore it sounded like hope. share it with me. let me buy you hot chocolate and we can walk the streets stepping on the crunchy leaves and talk about how small the world really is, but how big it is and how much we still have to discover. tell me about all the places you want to go. how you want to see the great pyramids of giza one day and meet a lonely soul in a cafe in paris and buy them du thé and also how you long to go to india and ride an elephant. let’s exchange our philosophies on life. i want to see into your heart. regardless of the wrongs you’ve done, i still believe you’re heart is made of gold. there have been world wars and the holocaust and suicides and homocides. but you weren’t a part of those, and they started to happen way before you were even born and you still feel the weight of them, almost as if a part of you is responsible. and maybe you forgot to hold the door open for a lady at the grocery store today or you passed the salvation army jar without slipping in the 79 cents sitting in your pocket. but you are still a good person with good intentions and i want to know about it all. anne frank once said, “in spite of everything, i still believe people are good at heart.” and i believe her. i want to know your story, and maybe if you would let me be a part of that story then that’d be pretty cool.


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