There are tiny treasures lurking in the internet and this is one of them, which I stumbled upon at the right time and right place. Hence, why I’m slowly falling in love with the voice of Jenna Murphy. Don’t mind me.
"See, darling, you are the brightest one I know. You outshine the sun and the stars they all laugh at the shadow that’s cast."
Music, more so than any other medium of art, proves that there is beauty in the darkness. In Given Up singer-songwriter Jenna Murphy transforms heartbreak into beautiful song. Although the lyrics states that she is given up, the music says otherwise. That is how we often act after a heartbreak; we tell the world that there is no more hope left, but somehow we find hope regardless of what we say aloud.
There’s a new craze in the NYC street art world, where artists are taking advantage of the selfie madness by crafting works that are especially great for selfies. Maybe the artists are making fun of us selfie-lovers or maybe they are creating genuinely memorable experiences primed for photography or maybe it’s something in between. Regardless, this trend is wonderful because there is a personal relationship between the art and the audience, and when a selfie is taken, that relationship becomes a part of your permanent history.
This song plays in a scene of I Origins where our two main characters are moving through a modern-day masquerade party where masked socialites, only lit by black lights filtered through lingering cigarette smoke, are frolicking without a care in the world. This scene is how I would describe my life right now, looking for solace in midst of the madness.
"If you hold onto the past, don’t you lock yourself inside."
Any updates on the girl of your dreams? What's she like?
— Asked by Anonymous
This question can be interpreted in two ways, so I shall answer both:
Have you met the girl of your dreams yet? If so, what’s she like?
Unfortunately, I have not met the woman of my dreams. However, I do feel that I am growing closer to meeting her. My career is finally starting up rather quickly with a job at Gawker and on the side I am finally working towards directing my own short film. A year ago this beautiful video said something that struck my heart: “If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.” I have been living by those words ever since. Trying to do the things I love first and foremost. Now, that is not to say that I haven’t slipped up every once in a while. I have slipped up quite often actually; joining dating websites and quitting them after only a few dates, pursuing women who weren’t worth it, and day dreaming of the day I will fall in love. But am I trying to focus on what’s important, doing the things I love.
Has your criteria of your dream girl changed?
Yes. As I grow, the qualities I value in others grows as well. Recently, I realized that there are three crucial factors I need in a relationship: laughter, growth, and passion. I want to find someone I could laugh with at least once a day. Not a day passes by where I don’t see my parents laugh with each other, and I find myself wanting exactly that. I want to grow with someone, in the whole gamut of important life skills: emotionally, artistically, sexually, socially, etc. And I want passion. It may sound like something fanciful to some, trust me I’ve heard people shoot me down on this dream day-in and day-out, but I see these couples in their old age with this fire burning inside of them when they embrace and kiss their significant other. Passion is alive, and I can have that. I hope to have that.