“We have voices and stories and plans and dreams and ideas. We have hope. We will wake up tomorrow to a day that has never been known. We are living a life that has never been lived. We are here for a reason. We exist to love and be loved. Life comes back. Things do change. Storms do pass.”—(via poeticheartache)
Tonight I fell in love. With Justin Nozuka. A friend of mine discovered him on Myspace a couple years back and I’ve been a fan since the first listen. After parking in what looked like a questionable valet parking lot, I was disappointed that this venue didn’t pass out actual tickets for the show (something I like to keep as a memento of the moment) and all I have besides a cell phone picture is a purple wristband to commemorate the moment, but that’s okay because that’s all I need.
He was so nice and graciously humble - especially when my friend Jeff asked if we could take some pictures with us. He was just hanging out in the front lobby talking to people and nobody even noticed him as they walked by (and many of the fans were already inside watching the other opening act). We were so lucky to get a free opportunity to talk to him. When I had told him that I was really excited to see him perform he squeezed my hand and graciously thanked me. I was basically sprung after that moment though I of course maintained cool, calm, and collected.
I only just got to see him perform tonight for the first time and he is AMAZING live - he sounds exactly like he does on the album. He’s so full of soul and I’m pretty sure every girl in that venue thought he was singing to her, myself included. When everyone clapped after each song a shy smile would run across his face almost as if performing to a sold out house was completely surreal. I loved his whole acoustic set and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be seeing him again. I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to see him at least once. You won’t regret it.
I was also able to buy his album (that isn’t out for two more weeks) and its ah-may-zing. Every track either makes me smile or wish he would sing at my wedding.
Tonight was the best $18 I’ve spent so far in 2010.
P.S. He sang this song with such conviction tonight that it immediately became my favorite song off the new album.
“The things that are the most unexpected seem to shake the edges of my perception. They change the angles and re-adjust the focus and suddenly everything is turned brand new. We are blessed by these surprises. they show us life in a different light. Don’t go looking for them though, they come when and where they want to. They choose the perfect moment.”—Jason Reeves
“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”—By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Paulo Coelho (via beautiful-quotes) (via artpixie)
“I cannot write to anyone outside myself—if I tried, it would be a horrible story, flat and lifeless. I write to myself. That’s the only person I’m trying to please.”—Shannon Hale (via thresca) (via quote-book)
I’ve been trying to live without you now But I miss you, baby The more I know, the less I understand And all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter But my will gets weak And my heart is so shattered But I think it’s about forgiveness Forgiveness Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore
All the people in your life who’ve come and gone They let you down, you know they hurt your pride Better put it all behind you; cause life goes on You keep carrin’ that anger, it’ll eat you up inside
I wanna be happily everafter And my heart is so shattered But I know it’s about forgiveness Forgiveness Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore
“Today’s the day my life begins. Today I become a citizen of the world. Today I become a grown up. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself and my parents. Accountable for more than my grades. Today I become wide-eyed and willing and ready. For what? For anything. For everything. To take on life. To take on love. To take on the responsibility and possibility. Today my friends our lives begin and I for one, can’t wait.”—