"Falling Slowly" by the original cast for Once the Musical

On repeat. "Take this sinking boat and point it home, we’ve still got time."

 "This is not déjà vu, I’ve never met somebody like you”

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes to make them possible.”
T.E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Simple + original. Vance Joy’s songs are catchy, but something about them is also uniquely new. I think it’s the story behind each song that makes him such a breath of fresh air in music, at least for me. All of his songs are wonderful, but I thoroughly enjoyed this video and wanted to share. 

"You say you’re used to playin’ with fire. You say your heart is on your sleeve. You say you’re sometimes sentimental, well that ain’t showin through to me.”

"You can get lost in the music for hours, honey, you can get lost in a room. We can play music for hours and hours, but the sun’ll still be coming up soon."

“Everyone returns us to a different sense of ourselves, for we become a little of who they think we are.”
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love

You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down. You, you enchant me even when you’re not around. If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down.”

I’ve got Sam Smith on repeat. His songs are a raw combination of soothing vocals, soulful beats, and strong lyrics. 

“Books were safer than other people anyway.”
— Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

"Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.”

This will always be one of my favorite TED talks. It’s a reminder on tough days that life is innately difficult, but as humans, what we have going for us is the strength to persevere. This is something I’ve been learning over the past few years: it’s okay to be vulnerable and fragile, because that in itself is a sign of bravery and fearlessness.

“I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is inprobably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it-is temporary?”
— John Green, The Fault In Our Stars