Monday, June 18, 2012

sunscreen; baz luhrmann.

if  i cld offer u only one tip for the future - sunscreen will be it.
the long term benefits of sunscreen hav been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience..

i will dispense dis advice now.

enjoy the power and beauty of yr youth - owh, nevermind - u will not understand the power and beauty of ur youth until they hav faded
but trust me - in 20yrs u'll look back at photos of urself and recall in a way u cant grasp now - how much possibility lay before u and how fabulous u really looked..

ur not as fat as u imagine
dun worry about the future - or worry, but knw dat worryin is as effective as tryin to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
the real troubles in yr life r apt to be the thgs  dat never crossed ur worried mind.
the kind dat blindside u at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
do one thg everyday dat scares u.
dun be reckless wit other ppl's hearts, dun put up wit ppl who r reckless wit urs.

dun waste ur time on jealousy.
sometimes ur ahead - sometimes ur behind.
the race is long - and in the end, its only wit urself.
remember the compliments u receive, forget the insults.

if u succeed in doin dis - tell me how.

keep ur love letters, throw away ur old bank statements.

dun feel guilty if u dun knw wat u wanna do wit ur life.
the most intersting ppl i knw din knw at 22 wat they wanted to do wit their lives - some of the most interesting 40yo i knw still dun.

get a plenty of calcium.
be kind to ur knees, u'll miss em when they r gone.

maybe u'll marry, maybe u wont. maybe u'll hav children, maybe u wont, maybe u'll divorce at 40, maybe u'll dance the funky chicken on ur 75th weddin anniversary.
watever u do, dun congratulate urself too much or berate urself either.
ur choices r half chance, so r everybdy else's.

enjoy ur body, use it every way u can.. dun be afraid of it, or wat other ppl think of it
its the greatest instrument u'll ever own.

dance. even if u hav nowhere to do it but in ur own living room.
read the directions, even if u dun follow em.

do not read beauty magazines. they'll only make u feel ugly.

get to knw ur parents. u never knw when they'll be gone for good.
be nice to yr siblings.
they r the best link to ur past and ppl most likely to stick wit u in the future.
understand dat frens come and go, but for the precious few u shld hold on.
work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle bcoz the older u get, the more u need the ppl u knew when u were young.

live in NY City once, but leave before it makes u hard.
live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes u soft.

accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will Philander, u too will get old, and when u do u'll fantasize dat when u were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

respect ur elders.
dun expect anyone else to support u.
maybe u hav a trust fund, maybe u hav a wealthy spouse - but u never knw when either one mght run out.

dun mess too much wit ur hair, or by the time ur 40 - it'll look 85.
be careful whose advice u buy, but, be patient wit those who supply it.
advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than its worth.

but trust me on the sunscreen.

*baz luhrmann, sunscreen.

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