Die Afrimerikaner

Location: Oxford, Mississippi, United States

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly!"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

See what you want to see.

Smile. A smile. A permanent smile. An everlasting smile that makes people think that you are the most happiest living creature in the universe. What if there was a second of sadness? What if there was a month of sadness? The eyes show it you know!

We were in Atlanta this weekend. Not the greatest city I've ever been in, but it was good to see. We were in the Coke meuseum (and yes I've tasted 39 of the 42 different types of coke products till I was on a sugar high, and so bloted that I felt like bursting) and also in the aquarium.

We saw two beluga whales in the aquarium. I was staring at them for a long time. At first the happiness on their faces overwhelmed me. They looked so peaceful and it really looked like they smiled! After sitting for a while and realizing that an animal that is used to the open water is now in a very confined space. Then I've looked deeper. I've noticed that their eyes tell a whole different story than the smile on their faces. They seemed so at peace, but if you open yourself and look deeper, you realize that happy faces do not always portray a happy person. A generalized trait that I've experienced during my time here. Especially over Christmas.

There is a song that say "if it makes you happy, then why the hell are you so sad?" Well, if it makes you sad, then why the hell do you look so happy? Be. Live your sad moments. Live your happy moments. Take time to think, and take time to be!
Happy early easter.