I first heard the Garden by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs song in a Nokia commercial over a year ago in India. Yeah that's right, a mobile phone commercial! And I remember thinking how hypnotically European the tune sounded. Watching it was a whole different story. It reminded me of all the reasons why I wanted to travel and color outside the lines and live the unconventional lifestyle. These moments - stripped down from any pretentious facade - are the essence of life. Not that joy over silly expensive brand names and materialistic showy 'status' items. Meaningful conversations, thinking outside the box, dancing like no one's watching and you don't care. It's what makes life colorful, humbling, raw. That's real recognizing real.
Hidden away in the everyday are billions of little adventures [...] Daily routines are transformed. Life gets richer. 'You'll never guess what happened to me today' gets said a lot more. And of course, the everyday doesn't feel everyday anymore.
Go on and peep the vid. It's mind-blowing inspiring. Why should everyday be like any other day?
besos ... jin.