Thursday, January 28, 2010

No matter how far I walk, this path always leads me to you

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller
Bonjour everyone!

Gosh, things have been crazy busy while winter still persists, but the world still keeps turning and as such, inspirations in our everyday world does not stop to cease.
The littlest things in life can sometimes be the brightest. Oftentimes many would walk by without ever knowing how wonderful such small things can enlighten a day.
Particularly on a beautiful day, there's something about taking the time to look at one's surroundings. Even old buildings have such characters, a story behind those walls.

Taking a trip down an unfamiliar street and you never know the little surprises that may come your way.

Take for example, something I encountered upon walking on the sidewalk one day in the city. The sky was grey, the cold clung to your skin...a perfect recipe for just another drabby weekday. As I walked forth, I found my pace slowing as I saw such an adorable work of art lying soaked after a small rainfall.

As I bend down to examine it further, I thought about what sort of child created this- was it for a school project, was it meant for a loved one (perhaps a grandmother who was recovering from an illness, or a best friend that needed some cheering up) and it made me realize that what others may find as insignificant, I found dear.
It artist of the moment: Basia Bulat
Listening to her album Heart Of My Own brought the inner Lula girl in me. Her songs makes you want to venture out and do what one's heart wishes: skip down the sidewalk, sleep under a tree, dancing in the kitchen while baking macadamia cookies, kiss in the rain. Write a letter to yourself. Sleep under the stars.
Better yet, she's a Toronto gal like me!
Beautiful songs: I Was A Daughter (from her previous album Oh, My Darling), Heart of My Own, Once More, For The Dollhouse) - even her song titles are just as scrumptious.
Lately I've been hiding in my Fine Arts Library on campus. It's one of my favorite spots there. It's quiet and peaceful, and like Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's - nothing bad can happen to you here it seems. The best part: the books.

And the many little interesting things they have throughout.
To me, art is life. Whoever says that art is not as important as that of mathematics or science, is a nuthead. Art is just as important, and should always remain an integral part of the school curriculum in schools. That is how we open our imaginations, that is how life becomes more than we can ever hope.
Some interesting titles I found and went through:

And that's all for now, hope you're having a fantastic day.



  1. Your blog design and banner are both so gorgeous. And this post makes me want to Dance~~~ Thank you for sharing.


  2. Thanks a million @ Fanciful Designs and @daisychain ! Cheers up my day :)

  3. My goodness this was a gorgeous post! Speaking of scrumptious, you are that my dear.

    Reading this post made me remember why I do the things I do, and feel the way I feel. Things I have been forgetting as of late, so thank you.

  4. This was such a lovely post. Thanks for cheering me up! :)

  5. @ Kato wow seriously I just want to say how deeply touched you said that, it makes me feel so warm knowing that I can touch someone that way.. Thank You and @ Miss Kellie you're super awesome! I can never stop saying thanks because i truly mean it from my heart :)

  6. I love this post. Art is everything and everywhere. Never fear walking through the door. What awaits on the other side may be sweeter then you ever imaged for yourself. Have faith and trust. xo Mish

  7. I meant every word of what I said! Just wanted to pass that along :)

    I hope you had a great weekend as well!

  8. I have thrown an award your way on my blog. Check it out here:

    Thank you for being awesome!

  9. Oh my stars Kato!! This is truly unlike anything i've ever gotten for my blog before! My first award, thank you so much, I am beyond grateful!!!! Just. Wow.

  10. What a beautiful post! The Helen Keller quote and photo were so inspiring.

  11. Hi* Just saw your comment on my blog! Thank you so much for your words. I loved to discover your blog, it's so beautiful and inspiring. This post was amazing, and it touched me a lot.. I certainly have to add you to my blogroll* Thank you

  12. ooh! looks so great :)

  13. Fantastic job, your blog is fascinating!

  14. your blog is so lovely and interesting to read!


  15. I am entirely grateful to all you lovelies! Thanks a bunch!!

  16. I just got Basia Bulat's new CD the other day. I haven't quite listened to the whole thing yet (finding a spare minute to sit down in the last few days has been quite the adventure! haha), but from what I've heard thus far, I quite like it. :)

    And I wholeheartedly agree about the arts. I come from a family of obsessed sports fanatics and while I know that they all support me in my artistic endeavours, I always got the impression that they wished I was less interested in art and more interested in something 'more important'. It's funny that even in today's society when the fine/liberal arts are being more and more embraced by the younger generation, that even when people say they accept them as a valid career choice, often times there's still that underlying tone of "why don't you do something more important with your life?" Actually, I wouldn't really say it's funny. It's more irritating. If one more person asks me why I didn't become a nurse, I will gonk them on the head. haha.

    Anyhow! Sorry to ramble on ya there. :)


Thanks for brightening my day! Always love to hear what you have to say.


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