It means laughs over stress. It means beers over studying. It means friends over television. It means sunsets over sunrises.
It’s when you call an old friend out of the blue. It’s when you laugh at the way life shit on you today. It’s when you know things could be a lot worse. It’s when the worries don’t seem so necessary.
It’s not cliché. It’s love over hate, just because. It’s unique faith. It’s the moment between songs. It’s anticipation for what’s to come, not what has been.
It’s finding a reason to appreciate what you’ve lost. It’s finding energy in what is in front of you. It’s seeking a message from what’s to come.
It’s two unrhymed words.
It’s seeking help in those that hold wisdom. It’s listening to what they say. It’s learning from your past, and then forgetting it. It’s putting your strong foot forward, despite all the reasons not too. It’s a rising star, the beginning of a race, the first ten minutes of class. It’s curiosity, cohesion, and creativity.
It is singularity that brings comfort; one moment to do what you love, one person to see in the mirror, one reason to wake up, one question to answer, one new thought to bring to the galaxies, one more smile shared, one more entrance to make, one more journey, one more chapter, one; it is the only.
Life is a melodrama; the only thing real is art. It’s the first breaths of a newborn child. It’s the mystery of tomorrow, of tonight, of the next hour, of the next twenty minutes, of the next sentence, of the next questions, of the next answer, of the next glance.
In the Torah, it is said that the moment of death contains immeasurable pleasure. That instant, according to Hashem, is as if you took a sip of all the pleasure of your life. If in one shot glass you had every laugh, every moment of love, every instant of pure joy, every drunken story, every experience on drugs, every orgasm, all squeezed into one sip. Now, make that all the pleasures of every person in Philadelphia. Make it the country. Make it every moment of joy of every person alive in the world today. Make it each wedding proposal, each incredible concert, each beautiful song, each soaring eagle, each perfect exhale, each and all in this one single shot of life. Now make it for every being that has ever lived. A shot for the joys of every animal, dinosaur, plant, and human that has ever taken a breath. All of that, in one shot, is nothing compared to pleasure you feel in death.
One Life is the understanding that death will come as sure as the tides will change. One Life is the decision to live your life in a way that adds to that shot glass, not just for you but for every person that has lived before you, every person that has lived with you, and everything that will live on after you. One Life is seeking that which you love, loving that which loves you, and never corking any of the love you’ve ever had. It is unconditional, full of forgiveness and optimism, a love for all, a love for life. One Life.
To all that have held my love