Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2012 backstage by Filep Motwary
I will duplicate this look someday.
My dad (left) holding me and me (right). No one knows that I’m black nor do they believe he’s my dad
I’ve actually knew a few people like this
My birthday is June 1st and ever since around April, I have felt like I’m really coming into my own. I expect my 21st year to be full of great changes and growth.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28, NLT)
Everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, “Why did this happen to me?” “Why did this person treat me wrong?” “Why did I get laid off?” But we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair. And, He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him.
I believe the key word is this verse is “together.” In other words, you can’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “Well, this is not good.” “It’s not good that I got laid off.” “It’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” Yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. God can see the big picture. That disappointment is not the end. Remember, when one door closes, God has another door for you to walk through — a better door. Those difficulties and challenges are merely stepping stones toward your brighter future. Be encouraged today because God has a plan for you to rise higher. He has a plan for you to come out stronger. He has a plan to work all things together for your good so that you can move forward in the victory He has prepared for you!
No, I’m not in a relationship…at least not the type that you’re probably thinking about. Other than my love for God, family, and friends, I’m in love with books. I’m in love with books so much that I could talk about it all day every day. I’m in love with books so much that if anyone wanted to talk to me about Fyodor Dostoyevsky, for example, my face will immediately light up. The pace of my speech gets a little quicker because of my excitement and my mood changes for the better each and every time.
I’ve been told that it’s going to be difficult for me to find romance because a lot of men may not be interested in what I’d be interested in and I think I’m okay with it. It’s a weeding out process. Where the man makes the voyage and comes in contact with the Divine and literature, at the end, that is where he’ll find me. And frankly, I don’t want any other type of guy other than the one who seeks out this sort of adventure.
Next year, I’m going to embark upon the biggest academic project of my life. I’m going to write my senior thesis, which has to be 80-100 pages long. It’s not due until next April but I’m already trying to work on it as much as I can. It’s not for my bragging rights. I’m just really excited! I can’t wait to delve into the authors who I admire tremendously. I can’t wait to become more intimate with the works, to analyze every layer of their beings from cover to cover.
Why should I feel ashamed about that? Every person in life deserves to find his or her passion and follow that passion wherever it may take you. As a writer, one who aspires to become just as great as Dostoyevsky or Dazai Osamu, I’m not afraid to transverse obscure paths because my passion and faith will provide the glow that allows me to see just enough so that I won’t be completely off guard.
Isn’t that what love is supposed to feel like? You want to know more about that person, spend time with that person, you think about that person all the time, and whenever someone talks about that person, your heart begins to flutter.
I haven’t found a man who has had this effect on me yet although some day I hope that Ido. But for now, my books give me solace and I will read them until I cannot anymore. I will search through them until there’s nothing else left to find. I hope that somehow, someday, a man will make this same commitment as I will for him. But until then, I’m satisfied with this season in my life.
Until next time..