In a chemical reaction, before we can get the end products, there is this brief phase where the ‘intermediate’ compounds are formed.
We are the intermediates. Our existence will be brief, our memory: fleeting. Most people say we’re the black sheep. We have no great purpose, no great war, no point to prove, we’re just…here. I think otherwise. I think we’re the transition stage. Future generations will probably skip right over us in the history books but we are responsible for what they are. We might not be where mankind wanted to end up; we’re not the destination…but we are the journey. And you know what they say about the journey.
So for all of those who, like me, are still figuring out “the purpose” (or what to have for breakfast/dinner tomorrow)—it’s okay. It’s okay that we don’t know where we stand. It’s okay to be confused and unsure and to feel worthless sometimes. Yes, maybe it is kind of pathetic that the most noteworthy thing to happen in the past two years might have been the addition of the word ‘selfie’ to the oxford dictionary (a decision I still don’t understand, by the way–and honestly, I think it violates the sanctity of our language, but I digress…) but we’re like twilight—we bask in the glorious rays of our ancestors, but have not yet deciphered the constellations of our future. It’s a beautiful time-frame to be. Though terribly indecisive and inconvenient.
Now that I have dispensed that piece of very valuable–albeit useless and completely pointless–advice (much like our dear politicians handling Q and A’s concerning current affairs), how are you? It has been ages since I last wrote something—well, wrote something which I actually continued after the first paragraph anyway. I had forgotten the therapeutic powers of gently pressing down on the silicone/plastic (not very tech-savvy here) buttons on my keyboard and watching the letters appear one by one on a blank word document. It’s been a tiring couple months…schoolwork and student council stuff and catching up on buzzfeed…really takes it out of you. I’ve been putting off writing because there always seems to be homework or some other schoolwork—but today I decided to forget about it for twenty minutes and just write…I should do this more often. Perhaps at least once a week?
Anyway, I now have to go and read up on nucleic acids and protein synthesis. Can’t wait. Yay me.
Until next time,
P.S That emoticon in the title is clear proof that I’m “down with the times” and “with the program”…so there.