Dull and Gloomy


“Rainy, gloomy, drab, sunless day.  There are times when hope seems entirely clouded over; when looking for the blessings in your circumstances feels like trying to catch a ray of sunshine from six feet under.” 
– Richelle E. Goodrich


Since Vancouver weather is dull and gloomy more than 3/4 of the year, it wouldn’t be fair of me to say that I am a dull and gloomy person 3/4 of the time of every year as well.


One does get bored of being dull and gloomy.

So instead, we Vancouverites find numerous ways to make us believe that the dull and gloomy weather isn’t all that.. well… dull and gloomy.

Now, we don’t quite ever get to convince ourselves this and it is kind of hard since you’re trapped inside your house every single afternoon and evening. (unless you’ve got school or work- then there’s no excuse)

And even if you like to pretend it’s sunny outside, the opposite is pretty obvious as you can tell from the dull and gloomy looks on the faces of the people in your house.

But that’s not to say that we are gloomy and dull all the time. As spring colours our dull and gloomy environment, undoubtedly our expressions change. We seem to have evolved into a new species all together. For real. If you compared the same individual in fall and winter, to the person in spring and summer, you’d have a hard time believing it’s the same person.

So there.

Climate can REALLY change one’s mood, no matter how hard we try to tell ourselves it won’t.

In response to Daily Post’s writing prompt: Climate Control”


The Periphery of my Vision

“[Screw] your theories. We are the way we are.”

-The Parade of Ashes (P∴)

No, we are not JUST teens.

We are a movement.
A force.
And when we are compelled,
We will revolt.  

Let us be who we want to be.
And you just might be left in peace.

We are imperfect.
Boy, do we get that. 

We have a lot to experience, you say.
I guess it could be the case.
But we just can’t comprehend that.
Because the whole world just seems to be antagonistic toward us.

Do not restrain us.
Just let us pretend we can predominate the world.
That feeling.
It fills up the craters in our personalities.

Before another encumbrance is hurled toward us.
Oh, leave us.
Leave us be.

Eye for an Eye

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

No matter how far we go into the future, mankind will be the same. No matter how much we want to deny that fact, our actions will remain the same. No matter how much we want to tell ourselves that we are different from our ancestors, at the end of the day we will all have one thing in common.

We never appreciate what we have till we’ve lost it.

Continue reading “Eye for an Eye”


“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
—T.S. Elliot