Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
John Green (via atomos)
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Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Jim Morrison (via kari-shma)
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Where were you yesterday, sun?


Where were you yesterday, sun?

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There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t because I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.
Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy (via atomos)
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Party in the Park

Last weekend, I made it down to Bloomington and back in less than two days, visited some friends, caught a great Dot Dot Dot show at the Bluebird, and got a sneak peek at some of their newest songs.

Then Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be in-studio for the Dots’ taping of their album premiere piece at the iconic JBTV in Chicago.  What a great experience!  Afterwards, I met up with Little Lisa and a few friends at Pequod’s, and met a wonderful new friend Crystal, and also her friend’s daughter Alish, who is known to many as the band’s “biggest little fan.”

Yesterday I headed over to the Windy City again to help out at the weekly “Party in the Park” event at the Millenium Park Grill, or as I jokingly called it, “Marty in the Park.”  After another great show with the Dots, and meeting up with Crystal again, I caught the train home and the rest is history.

Only camera phones were allowed during taping, so here’s a quick look at my view of the Dots at the JBTV taping:


And a snapshot of Adam and Lisa from the Millenium Park show:


With all the luck in the world, I’ll make it back down to B-Town on the 22nd for their next stop at the bird.  Otherwise, it’ll be a few weeks until my next “Team Ellipsis” activity.  But July is packed full of outdoor festivals and summer shows!

Again, Dot Dot Dot’s newest EP album was just released this week!  It’s called “III” and is available on iTunes right now!  Follow the band on Twitter, @DotDotDotOnline, and check out their website, for more on the Dots, and to see their summer tour schedule, then stop by a show or two or ten!

Spread the Dot love!  (Around the world and back!)


The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King (via thekamikazekat)
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People don’t have any mercy. They tear you limb from limb, in the name of love. Then, when you’re dead, when they’ve killed you by what they made you go through, they say you didn’t have any character. They weep big, bitter tears - not for you. For themselves, because they’ve lost their toy.
James Baldwin (via atomos)
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