We Can Be Heroes

Heroes Chinatown New YorkHex Codes from bottom left to top:

What are your biggest regrets?
In the middle of Chinatown across from my favorite taco joint, La Esquina, someone left a chalkboard on the sidewalk asking the honest question, “What’s your biggest regret?” 
 
While this is a question I think everyone asks themselves from time to time, it made me a bit sad. Thinking about your regrets, rather than accomplishments is never something I found to be too helpful. I’m a big believer in the notion that you give what you get and you are in charge of your own destiny. While there are things that happen in life that are totally and understandably not our faults or wrong place at the wrong time situation, that you ultimately have control over your own life. But your regrets, which can mostly be remedied - unless it was a really big fuck up, can change the course of your life. You can always wake up and start new, “one day at a time”. Every day you try your very best, wake up and show up for your life. Change the course of your path or work towards that goal. When I came across this chalkboard in the city David Bowie had just died of cancer and I was contemplating leaving new york. 

My biggest regret…is probably not having enough confidence as a young woman to ask for what I need. Still working on that one. One lesson I did learn throughout my career and my relationships is that there is no harm in asking for something you want. The worst thing that can happen is that the person says “no”. 
NO REGRAAAAAATS (LIFEHACK: please make sure to have your tattoos spell-checked) https://www.amazon.com/Were-Millers-No-Ragrets-Tattoo/dp/B00NGU8LDO

Tacos Chinatown La Esquina:


Peace + Love,

Ariana - ACD

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We Could Be Heroes Bowie

 

Songwriters: Brian Peter George Eno / David Bowie
Heroes: 
I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins
Like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, forever and ever
Oh, we can be heroes just for one day
I, I will be King
And you, you will be Queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be heroes just for one day
We can be us just for one day
I, I can remember
(I remember)
Standing by the wall
(By the wall)
And the guns shot above our heads
(Over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall
(Nothing could fall)
And the shame was on the other side
Oh, we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes just for one day
We can be heroes
We can be heroes
We can be heroes just for one day
We can be heroes

 


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