To look at a student and see an old friend.
To look at a teacher and know you’ll turn out to be just like them in the end.
To climb a mountain so fast and climb down so slow.
To never thinking you were gonna make it, right from the get-go.
To walk down an endless, empty road.
To eventually lay down in the middle of that same road and laugh about it with a friend over the phone.
To take a picture with another friend, with a background that fits your mood.
To stare at that picture for so long when you miss them and think about how happy they were, not you.
To hold a trophy and think this is the end.
To know full well that you will never be this happy again.
To lose an object that you never knew meant so much to you.
To find it a year later, bent and broken, but brought safely back to you.
To spend every midnight in a library with strangers for so long.
To the point that those strangers become familiar faces during the daytime - each face a nod.
To watch the sun set over by the sea.
To be in the company of those with whom you'd love to be.
To drive for hours just to sight see.
To ponder over a large building for hours. To later realize it's all covered by a beautiful tree.
To stand in the middle of a desert and remember the days you stood in the snow.
To think to yourself, "Man this *****!" in both scenarios, wanting to stay in the sun but so desperately wanting to feel the cold.
To be in a room full of friends at a house party.
To realize everyone is here to have fun. A place and time where no one is being rude, unkind, or cocky.
To have brunch with a friend you just met who invited two of her friends, too.
To sit there and think to yourself, “How in the world did it take so long for me to meet this crew?”
To laugh uncontrollably at something so minuscule.
To later tell your friends about it as you run out of breath from laughing, and they still think you’re cool.
To pose for photos in the middle of a festival.
To cancel the noise of those who do not understand you. Who ever said anyway that their looks were welcome or acceptable?
To get lost several times in a big city for days and nights on end where you walk for so long.
To slowly start to realize that this is exactly where you belong.
To make friends at work and to work with friends.
To hope that this fun never ends.
To be silly and loud.
To get in fights amidst the crowds.
To then be fully yourself.
To step up and make amends.
To take a picture in the middle of a field where your heart belongs and where your destiny resides.
To understand that this is nothing but a dream. To know that only fate decides.
To befriend a preteen and understand how they think.
To sit down with their parents and have a drink.
To fill the mind of a six-year-old with hopes and dreams.
To be mindful of their process. To be patient. To raise their self-esteem.
To reluctantly go to the theatre to watch a friend’s show.
To end up sitting through the whole performance. To tear up. To feel your heart grow.
To trash talk and show off your skills to a new opponent.
To be humbled by what you don’t know. To be grateful for every moment.
To look danger in the eye and feel nothing but fear.
To hear your mother’s voice whispering in your ear.
To meet your best friend on a purely coincidental encounter.
To make the most of a spontaneous trip full of card games, cooking, late night stories, and endless laughter.
To have brunch on your own at your favourite restaurant where you like to hide.
To have coffee at a cafe and write while it rains outside.
To have a drink alone after your friend passed away.
To sit there by yourself and have nothing left to say.
To get a car and drive all across the beautiful scenery of the country.
To promise yourself to do this monthly.
To ignore a “Do Not Enter” sign. To proceed at your own risk.
To stand underneath a waterfall and feel so small, light and brisk.
To fall victim to circumstances but find a way to rise above.
To empower, inspire, and lift up those you love.
To lose sleep to be there for someone who needs you awake.
To sit silently next to them. To hold them together before they break.
To float without thought in an infinite body of sea, peacefully.
To worry about a meaningless argument you had with your roommate, equally.
To dance with someone who has a secret crush.
To later listen to their passionate confession. To stop and tell them you’re in no rush.
To make family out of strangers. To live with them for a week, maybe two.
To say goodbye forever and wonder how time flew.
To try on a costume in a museum that’s been worn by more than a few.
To know deep down that to be safe is to be dull, and to be silly is to be true.
To walk next to a teenager, arm around their shoulder.
To listen to their troubles. To reassure them that things will get better when they’re older.
To sit on a bench in a flower garden with a little girl.
To understand that this might be her most favourite place in the whole world.
To make coffee for an older coworker.
To befriend this beautiful human being over selfies and veggie burgers.
To meet someone and instantly feel like you’ve been friends in another world, at another time.
To find out they feel the same way about you. To be friends for a lifetime.
To get a tattoo of the things that remind you of you.
To write. To document. To reflect on all the emotions you go through.
To still not have a clue.
To sit on boat and wonder who, what, when, where, why, or how.
To be as calm and quiet as the sea and convince yourself instead to be here, now.
To think about all those times and hold a smile for as long as you possibly can.
To stand alone in an empty airport, hoping you will ever feel that same way again.
On traveling: the little things that make you feel alive.