Today I learned a lot from a short conversation with a good friend. Some new and some old but mostly things I think I already knew deep down in the secret depths of my heart but needed to hear out loud. We talked about fate, and experiences, and grabbing life by the balls. How timing is everything and how things always seem to happen when they’re supposed to, even though when you’re in the moment they may feel premature or far overdue.
I think it’s strange and hard and most of the time we probably wouldn’t see these moments as the ‘right’ time because most of the time these things hurt or we see them as a personal attack or illness or fault. Kind of like how I’m always alone on this day we dedicate to love. Or how darkness creeps in even at the times you want to feel most alive. It almost feels subconsciously masochistic. And sometimes I wonder if it is. But these events that you look back on mark the turning points and new chapters. And they always seem to happen at the only time they could. In the end, I guess life unfolds and unmasks itself as it should. And I guess it has to. Or else you wouldn’t be you and I wouldn’t be me. And we wouldn’t be here.
So take chances. Take a lot of them. Because honestly no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you and be okay with it.
I’ve learned that time is always short but it’s okay to take baby steps. I’ve learned that I’m not always right. I’ve learned that confidence builds trust and trust builds a relationship. I’ve learned that our brains don’t always function the same, but they don’t need to because communication and understanding will fill in the gaps. I’ve learned that you can’t tell your heart how to feel, or how to react, or when to let go. And to trust in that. Because the heart always wins. I’ve learned that doing something with half your heart is pointless. I’ve learned that sometimes someone can exceed every one of your expectations and surprise you in every way possible. I’ve learned you shouldn’t feel ashamed to be honest because we all just want to fit in. I’ve learned that you can’t promise things won’t get broken but it doesn’t mean give up. I’ve learned that you can change, but it’s never going to be in the way you’ve planned. I’ve learned that you can outgrow masochistic habits, but only when you truly want to. I’ve learned patience. Hell, I’ve learned patience. And sometimes it’s worth the wait. I’ve learned that it’s okay to laugh and cry and scream and hurt. And the more you do, the stronger you feel. I’ve learned I’m afraid of what I’ll find if I talk sometimes. And I might push you away but I only have myself to blame. I’ve learned being vulnerable alone is important, but being vulnerable together is essential. I’ve learned that I don’t want to be alone anymore. And there was a reason why I always had hope. And most importantly, I’ve learned that when you have today, you should say all that you have to say.
"Are you happy with doing work that has no meaning and wasting your precious time doing something that doesn’t really matter to you? Stop being afraid of entering and exploring new ground. Get rid of the fear of getting in trouble and losing what you already have by jumping into the unknown. Fear is holding you back and keeping you into a shallow life, which already has you in trouble. Life is short. So, get out of your fears, do something and make a difference."
either love him or hate him. but after a show like this my heart truly can not grow fonder of a human being. For the first time in awhile, this is the happiest I’ve seen christofer.
This will have been my third Never Shout Never show but even i being a fan for quite some time can admit that while his shows never disappoint there always seems to be something missing in his performance. Tour is long and tiring and everyone has those messy days but on this night he seemed completely in his own. confident, alive, optimistic, and truly happy to be doing what he was doing. last night was flawless. His vocals and the overall sound were spot on, so incredibly solid, so incredibly moving. and yet even through all the perfection he still maintained a childlike quality, saying goofy things between songs, and sometimes looking out of place in the best way possible.
His band complimented him perfectly and they created an atmosphere that was intense and yet so…”nevershoutnever” (for all you fans out there).
Without giving too much away, chris played all of his new songs off Time Travel. I’m always hoping he’ll throw a curve ball and play “heregoesnothin” or “hummingbird”, the first nsn songs that i fell in love with, but oh well. without a doubt you can expect to hear a set full of oldies that made you fall in love with his music in the first place.
try to catch him on tour if you can, there are still quite a few dates left with a rocket to the moon, fake problems, carter hulsey, and plain white t’s (opening on a select few)
Using padlocks to show love began in the 1980s, in the centre of the southern Hungarian city of Pécs. It is said that locks and love seem to be synonymous; therefore, sweethearts can leave comments on padlocks to express their love messages. Along a fence on the ground in the North Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan in central Seoul, you’ll find thousands and thousands of locks symbolizing the love between couples. Love messages on padlocks are often signatures of couples and vows so that they never separate.