the past and pending

Thursday, 17 October 2013



I feel brand new. Everything seems different, somehow altered. The gates to the past cannot be approached or even thought about. Approached, smiled at, noticed. How exactly is everything going to work out right now? I breathe in and just exist. I respond, but not react.

You probably know HONY, launched by Brandon Stanton (a crush of mine, definitely), who is photographing people of New York, including captions below their pictures, giving the readers a little insight into the minds of those people. It's always either an advice, saddest or happiest experience or state that the person is in. I'd say you can learn a lot. If you can't go out yourself, can't talk to those people and try to absorb something from their life experience, well, there's Brandon and Humans of New York. If you hadn't heard of it before, or you had, but did not eventually check it out, I strongly encourage you to do it. 

"It is important to maintain your equanimity. You cannot let yourself get too 'up' or too 'down' based on your circumstances." "Too 'down' I understand. But why not too 'up?'" "Because the higher your mountains are, the deeper your valleys will seem. You should not react to the world. You should respond, but not react. A response is an action based on logic. A reaction is an emotional state. Your reaction will not change the world. Your reaction only changes you. Your response will change the world."

That's one of my favourite quotes at this point in life. Be (act) logical, not too emotional. Along with all the Sputnik Sweetheart quotations, of my beloved Murakami, it basically gives me motivation to get up from my long hot bath in the morning. Life's an adventure. I'm excited to see where it's going to lead me this year. Even if that journey is going to be much more demanding than the first year was. Hugs and kisses, K.

(Pictures come from a little "into the wild" moment I had with my fam right before moving back to Białystok. On the other hand, I'm more than happy to possibly shoot again in the woods this forthcoming weekend.)







17 comments:

  1. This post is wonderful. I sometimes find it so hard to get up in the morning, but you're right each day is an adventure, life is an adventure. What great words of encouragement.

    P.s. that HONY link is amazing

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  2. I love love love HONY. He took a picture of some people I know, hopefully one day I'll be one of the lucky ones that he decides to take a photo of haha. Beautiful photos btw

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  3. In order to keep myslef, lets say, optimistic, I write down quotes which make my day, and put them on the wall right in front of my eyes. Now I have to add another one, yours.
    I was also on mushroom picking (how funny it sounds!)with my friends like two weeks ago, probably in the same area where were You.
    Now I have to check this HONY, next to Murakami. So little time for everything! Don't know how You manage to study the most time-consuming major, take photos, post this photos on blogspot, read Murakami!

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  4. Thank you Kasia, for the uplifting, senseful words. It seems as if you have things figured out nicely, it's always enlightening to hear when someone is in control of their life. :)
    I'm in much need of inspiration so I will gladly hop over right now and have a look at that page.

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    1. I'm happy that I seem to have everything figured out, the fact is, I don't. I think that state of mind is impossible to achieve, I'm trying my best to stay positive about everything that happens and well, one day I might be there! :) Thank you!

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  5. wow. i just came across - and i'm absolutely in love with your blog.
    love your photos, writings, - and oh - that quote - it's just perfect!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I am always so happy to see new readers stumbling upon my blog! Thanks once again, dear! <3

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  6. I love the wonderful autumnal atmosphere of these photographs, Kasia!
    I had never heard about HONY before - it sounds lovely and I will check it out now - thanks for the tip!

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  7. I love humans of new york :) i and i also got stuck on that quote*
    beautiful photos of the woods!

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  8. I'm so glad to hear that hun. <3
    I can't wait until my HONY book arrives in the mail.

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  9. The quote is priceless and your photographs beautiful. :) keep being inspired, kasia!

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  10. The quote is definitely a keeper:)
    mushroom hunting seems quite fun

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  11. great photos!

    following you now, follow me back maybe?

    www.heymarsya.blogspot.com

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    1. You have a lovely blog! Ofc I followed :)

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  12. i love everything there is about this post, so beautiful ♥

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  13. Wow beautiful photos! I really enjoy your blog, hopefully you can drop by mine as well. :)

    Also, would you like to follow each other? If so, just let me know. I would love that very much, thanks!!

    lots of love, Dana Carmella
    Bloglovin' & Blog: Pretty Odd ♡

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  14. difference in most cases is a good thing Kasia!
    what amazing photographs! the two corresponding to the mushrooms are so beautiful that I spent time looking at with all my respect. beautifully done :-) have a nice weekend!

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