More Than Words

During my daily ritual of perusing interesting articles and links, I stumbled across this website which tells you the #1 song on the day you were born. I’m pretty sure that I have seen this link before, or some sort of version of this link, because this #1 song was added to my iTunes playlist on March 14th, 2014 and has been played exactly 41 times to date.

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There was also a parody of this song featuring Nuno Bettencourt in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.

As much as I love discovering connections between seemingly unrelated topics, I also think the song itself is blog-worthy (as well as a pretty good song in general). Back in ’91, Bettencourt noted the diminishing value of the phrase “I love you”  –

“People use it so easily and so lightly that they think you can say that and fix everything, or you can say that and everything’s OK. Sometimes you have to do more and you have to show it—there’s other ways to say ‘I love you.'”

It’s 2015 now, 24 years later, and I think the issue is still present, if not larger than before. I know I, myself, am guilty of tossing out these three words loosely. But then again, maybe the phrase doesn’t hold the same sort of power it did before. And if it does not, then how do you distinguish the real thing? How do you express those deep, innermost feelings if by today’s standards, the phrase “I love you” can be casually thrown out without any attached emotion? Perhaps in this case, actions really do speak louder than words.

With love,

A.

Starbucks

I agree, coffee is pretty bad for the body and I know many people hate the corporation ‘Starbucks’ because it is slowly taking over America. However, you have to give the store its’ deserving credits sometimes. It provides an inspiring atmosphere that allows one to simply relax, talk, and think. It isn’t the same as being in, say, a McDonalds’ restaurant, which is pretty hectic.

favorite quote (:

favorite quote (:

Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

Do you believe that? That sometimes a mere, insignificant picture can offer so much more than the spoken or written language? I know it may seem unheard of, that everything you’re feeling can be relayed in a certain rectangle, but I believe that at certain points, yes the snapping of a camera is mightier than a pen. Words can only take a person so far because mankind does not have the highest intelligence to depict every emotion he or she feels into words. Therefore, the word love, for example, is better expressed in a picture, rather than just the word itself. However, a picture can only take one so far. Words allow a story to come to life and give the viewer more background information. So then what’s the perfect solution? Words and pictures coming together, forming the perfect alliance in order to produce a touching arrangement.

Anyway, I finally learned how to embed videos into my posts on this blog and it has made me quite “video happy”.

The video below is “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift. Now I’m not going to lie, I still believe that “Love Story” is the best song Swift’s ever written, but the only reason I post this song up is because the video is absolutely cute. And besides, it fits with today’s theme right? A picture is worth a thousand words. (:

<3 A.