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jesseknutson:

PLEASE SHARE THIS!!! It’s too amazing not to share. 

A friend of mine created this video to get his girlfriend and love of his life back. What happens in the video actually happened. She went into it thinking it was just a project she was going to help with, not knowing she was the center of it, and the meaning behind it all. It all happened in one take, and all of the reactions are real.

She was asked to hold these cards and flip them up on queue. A friend of theirs read the cards when they were flipped up.

What follows is incredible. 

What my buddy, Alex Mercier, had to say about this: “It’s easy to get caught up and confused in life. Happiness is a simple thing, we just complicate it. I name of this song, ‘goodbye’, is ironic because it’s NOT a goodbye to a lost love. It’s a goodbye to the distractions and shiny things that ultimately prevent us from being happy. If you have people that care about you and you are given the opportunity to share yourself with them - Do it.

Here is his description of the video, and their relationship:

"My sister introduced us 2 years ago, but we lived in different cities (She lived in Seattle, I lived in LA)

When I found out she was moving to LA I told her there was an amazing room available… It was my room. I was gonna move out.  When she took it I conveniently hung around for a few days.  A week later were together and consolidated our things.  Everything was perfect for 6 months then tension started building.  We were living on top of each other and both of our work lives were creating a lot of stress.  I moved out in hopes that things would go back to normal.  It was a short lived success.  We weren’t clicking.  So, we broke up officially, but were still very much in each others lives.  Her heart was broken.  I was very focused on work.  She ended up meeting someone else.  This was a shock and I was heartbroken.  You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.  Like a kick to the chest.  I made it clear that I wanted this to work between us and now was the time.  However, she was already involved with something else.  So, the Love triangle was created.  

Then came the video. She’s an actress and a model so I thought she would be willing to work on a project with me for my music.  She has always been supportive of this.  So she came down to the studio with virtually no idea what was planned.  We handed her some cards and gave her instructions to lift one at a time in front of the camera.  A friend read the cards back to us.  Her reactions were real, as it was our story.  

I made the video because I had to see if we still meant something to her.  I thought if she was able to take a step back and look at the situation she might have a change of heart.  She’s a tough cookie, so knew I had to go big or I didn’t have a prayer!!  Also, beyond her and I, its a story worth telling.  I think it’s relatable to a lot people.  The situation is not terribly unique, but that doesn’t discount the impact.  Sometimes life can be great piece of art.

This.

Such a good video.

I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.

Fernando Pessoa (via seabois)

Party like it’s 1920 🍸#greatgatsby #prohibition #unintentionaltwins #greatminds

Party like it’s 1920 🍸#greatgatsby #prohibition #unintentionaltwins #greatminds

In Philly - obviously had to do the #rocky pose (at Art Museum Steps)

In Philly - obviously had to do the #rocky pose (at Art Museum Steps)

Before we begin, I just want to take a moment to talk about the attack in Boston yesterday. Now obviously our thoughts and our prayers are with everybody there. And as the President said, we don’t know who did this, but they will be found and they will be brought to justice.

But whoever did this obviously did not know shit about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete’s sake, Boston was founded by the Pilgrims — a people so tough, they had to buckle their God-damned hats on!

It is the cradle of the American Revolution! A city that withstood an 86-year losing streak! A city that made it through the Big Dig, a construction project that backed up traffic for 16 years! I mean, there are commuters just getting home now!

Even their bands are tough! It is the hometown of Aerosmith, who in their fifth decade are still going strong! Even Steven Tyler looks fantastic… for a 73-year-old woman!

But here’s what these cowards really don’t get: they attacked the Boston Marathon, an event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off until their nipples are raw, for fun! And they have been holding it in Boston since 1897 — and do you know how tough you have to be to run in a whalebone corset?

And when those bombs went off, there were runners who, after finishing a marathon, kept running for another two miles to the hospital to donate blood.

So here’s what I know: these maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston.

But all they can ever do is show just how good those people are.

STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)

This.

Because sunrises make getting up early worth it ☀

Because sunrises make getting up early worth it ☀

Filling in anchoring tonight! Gotta love 12 hour days! #newsie

Filling in anchoring tonight! Gotta love 12 hour days! #newsie

Ping Fu on the key to happiness » Pleasure: Little things you do for yourself Flow: Love… http://wp.me/s29KoE-273

Ping Fu on the key to happiness »

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Pleasure: Little things you do for yourself

Flow: Love what you do so much that you forget about time

Meaning: Contributing to something bigger than yourself

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The Pursuit of Happiness

“Spend more energy learning now to live better, and worry about the longevity thing later.”

Puts life in perspective. Thanks Neil deGrasse Tyson, I needed this today.

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Life is a blatant act of imagination.

Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins