What is Romance?

This poem is coming from someone who has never been in love before. My knowledge comes from musicals and seeing couples in real life.

What is Romance?

It is like a bridge with two paths

One leads to paradise

The other leads to a dark cloud

When young, it can be magical

But at the same time innocent

Love can be strong and courageous

Or filled with such depth and maturity

No matter what path it takes

The dark cloud is tough

And feels like you have been hit by a pile of bricks

But true love can still spring from that cloud

Even when at paradise

Romance is filled with not getting along

Fighting is a factor but yet you still love

Both paradise and the dark cloud are crazy

The dark cloud makes you feel vulnerable and fragile

But even the level of paradise makes you feel those

Romance leads to sacrifice

But not all the time

Sacrifice is risking yourself for the sake of the other

Even if it breaks you

Or even if it leads to death

But it shows true love towards the other

Due to seeing them happy

That dark cloud is otherwise known as heartbreak

The paradise is the place where two really love each other

This is the nature of romance


Analysis of “Seasons of Love”

“Seasons of Love” is the title song from the musical, Rent. To me, this song is about how to measure life. It taught me the preciousness of life. There are only 525,600 minutes in a year as the song says and it talks about how do we measure that amount of time. It talks about living your life in love. There isn’t time in your life to live your life in hate. It is more important to live your life in love, not hate. Rent is all about what do we do with the time that we have. In Rent, it is dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and if you ended up with it, it was literally a death sentence and life is really fragile for them and there is a lot of fear, but they still live their lives in love. “Seasons of Love” still reminds me of how much time we have in life and how short it is. Look at half of the main characters (Roger, Mimi, Collins, Angel): they all have HIV and you don’t know how much longer you have to live. Even in real life, you don’t know how short your life will be and life can be taken from you so quickly. I love Rent for the message that it has and true it is a sad musical, but it has an inspiring message of living in the moment and in love: No Day But Today. Remember love is important in life and it is important to love others.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure – measure a year?
In daylights – in sunsets
In midnights – in cups of coffee
In inches – in miles
In laughter – in strife

In – five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love

Soloist number one
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

Soloist number two
In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died

It’s time now – to sing out
Tho’ the story never ends
Let’s celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love

Soloist number one
Measure, measure your life in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love


Business of Life

Life is very difficult, but so beautiful and wonderful. Even though life is fragile, it is so worth it even if our time on earth is so short. It doesn’t seem like life is short, but it really is. Life is so fragile because there are times when we are going to enter a period of darkness and during those times, it can feel like there is no hope. But in reality, there is always hope even in some very painful times in our life. Life is chaotic because you never know where it will lead you.

Life is like a gigantic roller coaster. There are so many twists and turns. Things happen in life that we have no control over. We need to know how to handle periods of darkness. There are many healthy ways to heal and thrive during those moments. One simple way is just to be out in nature. Even music has a wonderful way  of healing. Just coloring or reading can allow you to cope. The same goes for writing and I believe this blog has helped me cope with the stress of college.

The chaotic nature of life also comes from time management. As a college student, I understand how important time management is. It can be hard to balance the academics with all of the social aspects. I love to learn, but at the same time I can dislike studying at times. I spent a good chunk of this semester writing a gigantic paper in Sociological Theory. The social aspect of college is just as important as the academics. I have been able to volunteer with my club, hike, and even nights of arts and crafts. Even hanging out with friends is very important. I try to stay ahead of the game in order to find time to do all of the social aspects. College is one of the best parts of my life and my school has a wonderful community.


Preciousness of Life

One of the things that makes us human is how fragile we are. We become vulnerable often due to brokenness or pain. We need to be able to know ways to heal when we become hurt. Ways that work for me are nature, music, reading, and coloring. Sometimes even writing how you feel can help you deal with your pain. Yes, we need to let go of pain and live life more. But there is nothing wrong with feeling hurt. Usually you become stronger during a broken time of your life. You are stronger and braver then you think you are. You may not realize it at the time, but God uses those moments to allow you to grow and learn to live with the short time you have on earth.

Don’t forget that even in the darkest of times, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. God will always be with you because you are made in his image. God loves everybody unconditionally. He dwells in all of us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let God help guide you through life.  He has the ability to forgive for all of the mistakes you made. Don’t let society define who you are and don’t let it control your destiny either. There is nothing wrong with feeling vulnerable because it is part of humanity and life.

Every year, there is only 525, 600 minutes. That sounds like a lot, but in reality is not. Everyone should know what is the best way to measure a year. Do we measure based off of the time we have or should we measure it based off of love. It is better to live life according to love. We need to live in the present and treat every moment as if we will die tomorrow. Sometimes things happen in life that we have no control over. Love is one of the strongest aspect of life. Love will always win and never let hate take over. Hate will only make society worse and will never fix anything. Love is the greatest thing God has ever given us and use that to your advantage.

It is harder to live in the present then it appears to. If you have an unpleasant or dark past, let go of that and learn to forgive. Don’t let your past define you or let it allow the devil to work in you. That is not how the past works. The past is where your memories come from and yes you will remember the darkest times of your life, but don’t forget your past also consists of some of the most wonderful moments of your life. But just try to live more in the present. Never let the past tell you how to live. You cannot fix the past and all you can do is learn or heal from it. How can you live in the future if it hasn’t happened yet? Yes, we may have dreams and goals that we want to see happen in the future. But don’t forget the present helps prepare for those dreams and goals. Don’t forget it takes a lot of hard to allow your dreams to become reality. It takes one small step at the time and you will tumble, but God will pick you up. If you trust in Him, your dreams will happen and everything will happen at the right place at the right time.

As for the present, it can be very challenging to live especially during a painful or dark time in your life. If you live life according to love, then it might be easier. Just value every single moment of your life. Think about why you have become the person you are today. Try to see the beauty in nature and take everything in. Learn something new if you need to or continue developing on of your own interests. You can easily just live more in the present if you don’t let your past define you or stop thinking  or worrying about the future as much. Don’t forget, you are wonderful just the way you are. The devil tries to get you to believe you are worthless in society, but never let the devil win over God. God is stronger and more powerful then the devil. The devil only wants to harm you and not heal you. God will heal every single one of your emotional scars. You have been given the wonderful world of life. Life is one of the most precious and beautiful things and don’t waste it. Let your light shine and never give up.