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And another light is forever extinguished

In my short time on this planet, I have slowly learned that death is a part of life. Last Friday, we lost another amazing musician and although I loved some of his music, I know there are fans out there that are devastated when they learned that Avicii had tragically passed away. I can’t imagine the pain his friends and family are going through. I understand it, but I can never grasp the burden that they now have to live with.

I admire Avicii. He brought a lot of inspiration to many artists out there, not to mention all the inspiration he brings to his fans. I use present sense because his legacy will live on. I admire most his humanitarian side, how he wished to help those who needed it. I also admire this little video clip I saw of him when he just broke through. When asked of why he didn’t live in a larger home, he humbly replied that this was all he needed and he’d much rather put his resources to help others. That humility is his legacy to me. His music will never die and neither will his legacy. Even if his light on this Earth has been extinguished, the fire he lit within us will forever burn bright.

//Cae; “he said one day, you’ll leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember”

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Current earworm

I was introduced to this song about a week ago. Ever since, I have not been able to get it out of my head. Thanks for introducing it to me. You know who you are. It’s not a bad song, it’s actually really good. I just wish it wouldn’t get stuck in my head like this, haha :)

//c_Cae; they say dreamers never die…

one more quickie

Hey everyone.

Hope you’re all good. I’m trying not to melt away here. Last week was freezing cold and this week we’re hitting up toward 75F again.

I’m sitting here singing my heart out because it feels good. I also feel my voice is slightly off. It’s probably because I haven’t sung in a while. Here’s the song I’m warming up with

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZIummTz9mM]

Just wanted to tell y’all I’m back to streaming again. Will attempt to beat Final Fantasy X one more time after the random number generator whopped my ass last night. See you there?

//c_Cae; singing is incredibly soothing for my soul right now

Hey you

I miss you.

//c_Cae; because music is what feelings sound like

New song addiction

Sometimes you find really good covers and just the other day, that happened to me. I know the original by Simon and Garfunkel is still very good, but the piano and the rusty voice is always a win in my ears (and heart), I’m weak for those :)

So this is what I’m all about: Disturbed – Sound of Silence

//c_Cae; silence like a cancer grows…

Background music

When I work at home and it gets ridiculously quiet, I tend to look for music to put on. I can’t stand when it’s that silent. I think we’re all familiar with the kind of silence where you could hear a pin fall on the floor. Lately, I’ve backtracked to my 2009 taste of music which was mainly drum&bass or dubstep (before it was mainstream). The other day, I found the perfect 1 hour video of such songs on youtube and I’m still listening to it.

There’s a huge plus that the uploader chose Candice Swanepoel as display picture. She’s a model that I look up to not because of the skinny standard, but the things she does to preserve water and provide clean water in rural places around the world. We all know by now that water has a very special place in my heart.

I hope your days have been good lately. Mine have been filled with algae and browsing through search hits on scientific articles ever published. It’s a crucial part of my meta-analysis, and even though it is strenuous on the eyes at times (which is why I take a micro-break every 30 minutes), it’s a great deal of fun. That is, until the dreadful moment where you find peer-reviewed pseudoscience. It actually made me shrug when I saw it. Oh well, that just shows me that anything can be peer-reviewed but isn’t really science. The eyes of a skeptic are important in this age where information is passed down quickly.

all the shrugs....

Despite being called a “thousand years old remedy”, no one has ever practiced it for more than 45 years (and that it doesn’t even have a medical effect on people) makes me shrug. A lot.

//c_Cae; back to work!

The thing about being comfortable with yourself

Not too long ago, I read a blog post (in Swedish though) about how people tend to dodge the question How are you? I’m not really familiar what it’s like in other countries, but here, people tend to just answer I’m fine, even though they know they’re lying. It’s like I’m fine is a pre-programmed answer. I think it’s a damn shame, so I stopped doing it. Doing so have gotten me a whole bunch of better people to hang out with. Sure, I agree that sometimes people you want to get to know would completely shun you because all of a sudden, you were being brutally honest and too personal for them. Thing is, I really don’t want to be dishonest with myself and if it will cost me a new acquaintance or two, it doesn’t matter – I feel better and so I can make my surroundings better.

Discussing this with the Dutchman and a friend the other day, had me thinking about the constant question that I get: why do you not wear make-up?
My immediate answer would be why would I? It took me a great deal of time to actually accept what I look like without make-up and actually like it, so why spoil it? Yes, I agree that make-up do make you look better on that social event, but if you wore it all the time, what’s the point? It wouldn’t make the day any more special, it wouldn’t make you any more special. Then, the Dutchman played a song that instantly grew on me. I care, so I am gonna share it with you guys, and hope that you’ll feel the same way I do about it.

I’m just gonna play this song one more time before I start studying for the exam on Thursday. As usual, my mind feels empty, but I’m sure I’ll do fine :)

//c_Cae; When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?