Some of the most profound moments of my life never actually happened to me.
That’s the thing with stories. They change you and mould you and teach you things that you might have never known. Little anecdotes that stay with you for the rest of your life.
My friend Aidan Killian was responsible for sharing with me one of these moments, though he himself probably doesn’t know it. While in the midst of a panic attack days before having the opportunity to screw up a stand up comedy routine for the first time, I googled my comedic instructor’s name. What resulted was a moment I’m not sure how to describe. It was the most useless thing I could think about given my current situation, but I mentally bookmarked it for later as one of the most amazing stories I had ever heard.
I’ve since been told that this is a rendition of an ancient story, but it’s told so well that I thought I would share it with you.
(Damn unfortunately the link is broken now…)
There are a bunch of other videos on his youtube channel that you should definitely check out. Let him know if you like his stuff! I’m sure he appreciates the comments.
2 thoughts on “100% Perfect Love”
“none comments” apparently.
His voice for story telling is amazing, such depth.
The story he tells is beautiful as well. Makes one think never to doubt oneself ever again. What I take from this is to throw my whole body, mind and soul into maintaining, giving and receiving love, platonic or not.
I never stop loving someone that I’ve been in a relationship with. Generally the quality and depth of the love changes and morphs into a different kind of love, but it’s always there. Unfortunately this is a personality trait of mine that is hard to explain to people, they don’t believe I can love somebody and not still be IN love with them. Is this view of love and it’s varying depths so strange?
Hating somebody just takes up too much energy. I already spend enough time self evaluating and trying to make myself better, I can’t hate someone into being a better person, only they can change themselves.
That’s what you’re all about though, helping others help themselves, so I don’t need to comment on it at all because you are picking up what I’m laying down.
Whew, this is all too deep for me, time to enjoy life mostly responsibly with a few bad decisions here or there.
Drunk dirt biking?! Count me in!
Yeahhh that needs fixing.
Your view of love and hate coincide nicely with mine. If you ever write anything on the topic, let me know and I’ll make you your own special post. I’d be happy to hear more.