Tim Hinck's thoughts on music and life- There is a lady living across the street from me. She is dying of cancer. I have never seen anyone so full of life and energy. She loves to work outside in the flowers and grass of her yard. I can see her savoring every sunny day... the way she stands up from planting a flower bulb with such satisfaction on her face and claps the dirt from her gloves with resolution. I want to be like that lady.

Location: Schalkwijk, Utrecht, Netherlands

Monday, September 04, 2006

Life and Love

...the past month has taught me more about life and love than I have ever known before: what kind of tortured and beautiful process is growing up and living life! ... i can't express enough gratitude for those people who have broken my heart in the past year... for all the love-sickness and love-loss, i can never thank you enough! i am alive!! more than i've ever felt before. picking up the pieces of a broken heart has got to be the most human emotion that there is... what a passionate chore! IT HURTS, but that little spark of love-longing that makes you get up and look for love again: that's what it means to be alive and human. this is the only game in life where, in the end, we are completely honest with each other.. either you love or you do not... in the end, there's no way to hide how you really feel... swimming through this sea of humanity, grasping at each other.. searching.. what a shit-load of wonderful chaos!