Wow. One of the best commercials I have ever seen, illustrating the untold stories of love in a world where society is plagued with violence and economic downfalls. And when i say “love,” I don’t mean the relationship between two lovers. I’m talking about love as in the simplest gesture of kindness and concern among everyday social interactions.
My faith is dead
I need a resurrection somehow
Now I’m lost in your freedom
Oh, this world I’ll overcome
This is a tattoo I got very recently for my dad who passed away. He said “tell Morgan I love her” in the last letter he wrote to my sister so I had them tattoo his exact hand writing. I’m so in love with it. It’s so simple and yet has so much meaning behind it. It’s a reminder to myself everyday that I am loved.
And this would be my lovely friend, Morgan. I was with her when she got it done >:)
wow. that’s beautiful.
No. I didn’t spend this day timidly handing out peperos to my crush. No. I wasn’t anxiously anticipating for the clock to strike 11:11 to make some miserly wish. Instead, I celebrated the life and death of a special friend with the people I attended high school with; the people I dearly love.
was is Suzy Kwak and she was is loved by many. When we drove into the cemetery, we found multiple gifts and letters already laid out beneath her memorial.
We stood in front of her plaque sharing memories and conversations as time slowly creeped by. Two of our friends, Haeyoung and Lydia, have moved to other sides of the country for college. Since they couldn’t make it, we FaceTime’d them as we sang Happy Birthday to commemorate our dear friend. When the clock finally struck 11:11 we gathered around in a circle to make our epic wish. Not long after, Mikey closed us with prayer. Not going to lie; it got a little emotional. (I heard you guys sniffle every now an then! haha jk) Seriously though, it was a beautiful moment. I would have loved to stop time and remain in that circle for as long as I could. The love and energy radiating from each and every person…. it’s a good feeling, ya know?
“For those I love, I will sacrifice”
Today, I finally had the chance to visit you. I’m sorry I’ve been pushing back thoughts of you. I’ve been contriving excuses in my mind, resisting these memories. I hate opening my eyes and realizing you’re gone. I’d rather drown in a sea of darkness than swim towards the light of truth, but I guess I have to just accept reality.
Well anyways, let’s start with the beginning. I was taking a nap when Anthony called me. We had planned on visiting your family before, hoping to give them our condolences, but our schedules were too conflicted. Today, we finally had the chance to pay our respects, but your family wasn’t home! Instead, your sister’s boyfriend, Josh, was watching over the house while your parents were at work since your dog had gotten a shot. He let us in and we conversed a bit. Throughout the awkward silences I was primarily meditating on the memories we’ve had together in your house. Afterwards, we decided to buy you some flowers to drop off.
It’s funny, though. Anthony and I haven’t spoken in years and there we were buying flowers and laughing together before we arrived. You have this remarkable ability to bring people together, even after your death. You have been blessed with a rare, genuine quality. Love.
God bless you Suzy,
We love you.
(photo credit goes to Suel-gi Lee! I don’t have a camera so I couldn’t take a pic)