I bought a velvet cape on Amazon, a Venetian mask, wore them and blasted Star Wars theme music on my speakers while biking down a hill to my campus. My cape billowed and I felt like Darth Vader!
I’ve been doing this thing where I play music out loud on my little speaker that I hold in my hand. It’s amazing how the world seems to open up, and everywhere I walk, I feel happy holding a little piece of beauty in my hand–my music. The most special thing about it is when I can lie in front of the beautiful college library at night, lie down, look at the stars, and listen to my music out loud. Yeah, people stare…but I feel free, and I feel like I’m truly using the gifts of freedom that feminists and great people before me have fought for me to have (I’m a girl). Just having the freedom to listen to music, lie down, and look up at the sky…I don’t need anything else. The fear that I have of looking “uncool” seems selfish and inconsequential when I look up at the stars. What do I care about appearances when my intentions are so pure, and the night is so free to me? This made me feel happy. Like life was worth living, just for today. (despite my fears about the future, careers, relationships, etc., doing this just made it all melt away, and I lived purely in the moment, and it was good.) I hope you can share with me your experiences, of the coolest things you’ve felt you’ve done that made you feel alive and happy or whatever.
@lastunicorn, holding my shit together on my first acid trip while i talked to federal park rangers was pretty bad ass.
looking up at the highest point inside the cologne cathedral after an esport tournament was pretty fucking mind blowing. it is absolutely conscious expanding having that much air above you in a room. plus amazing art at every orifice.
Looks like the Dom in Cologne. I’ve had some cool times around that place. Coolest? To pick one is a disservice to the others. I’ve enjoyed many moments and most aren’t the bungie jumping in a tropic forget or something insane. It usually is about the connection of others with the story, such as getting thrown out of a bar/cab/hotel as a group. It wasn’t about getting thrown out, but that we were doing it together.
@socalpsych, yup the dom. and yup the cool part is everything, not a specific element.
being happy, while being happy, and at the same time being happy, is not something everyone gets to live. but the low’s sure do get steep
I was at Spring Awakening in Chicago, an EDM festival. After one of the days ended, we went back into the parking garage to see this dude bumping music out of his SUV super loud. Quite a few people were dancing around it. There was a mini-rave going on, lmao. So I got on top of this car and was going ham with these peeps! amazing moment :)
coolest? I once made my entire 8th grade classes Term answer papers disappear, just because I had failed in a few subjects. The best part almost everyone knew I’d done it but no one bitched me out.
That sure didn’t seem cool then until now :D
@philonest, that’s one of the greatest satisfactions in life. I’m proud of you for properly defending yourself, and not taking it further than that.
My girlfriend and I have decided that this year’s Halloween was the coolest thing we’ve done.
(Stuff I’ve done with Ki is a little cooler…)
BUT! We went to Hampshire College in Massachusetts. My friend is a glass blower up there, it’s an art school. He gave us two necklaces; I let my girl get the one with a mushroom in the middle and I took a Mario Bros. pendant he made. So were up there and we can actually breathe the air, we being from New Jersey. The sky was clear the whole weekend and we could see stars from the mountain. The Hampshire Halloween was a week before the 31st and at the college there were tents for Folk Rock bands, Hip Hop artists, and food. All throughout the night we drank Sailor Jerry’s and smoked fat blunts, for cheap, on the campus. We didn’t have to hide, we just had to act right. The concerts were incredible and the AM there was a huge party in the woods with a bonfire and lots of intoxicants. We just stayed to weed and I stayed to rum and whiskey ;) My friend gives us the official pamphlet of Hampshire Halloween; on it were ways to help treat a friend during a bad trip or who drank too much. The college had three different housing communities for the students and we felt like we were walking from aerodromes to suburbs to a city just trying to get buddha in the morning. It was a hell of an experience and we met a whole lot of great people and personally get reminded of true freedom and love.
In Boston they hold Hempfest every year in the fall at the Boston Common, and a few thousand people go there and everyone is smoking weed all day, there are a few stages around with live music, its pretty cool. Its great seeing cops walking around with everyone smoking massive amounts of weed, but they can’t do shit lol. Me and my buddy brought about 10 joints, a few blunts, and plenty of snacks :) at 4:20 they held a countdown and everyone sparked up at once, I have never seen that much marijuana smoke in my life, I’m pretty sure anyone in the vicinity of the park got high without even smoking
I took part in this pre inca ceremony in Cuzco, Peru…. It was CRAZY.
So the main thing is to go and ask the Glaciar for things….
I met the Chaman at 12pm without having slept for 27 hours ,as I was asked to,took a 3 hour drive upto 12 feet, and then walked 4 kilometers on a steep mountain, with freezing temperatures , on a path that was maximum 4 meters wide ( mountain on one side,free fall on the other). There were thousands of people chanting ancient songs ,no one speaking anything but Quechua, while climbing the that path that was extremely steep. there were old ladies, young boys, pregnant women, chamanes,Indian people, it was amazing! ( and extremely bizarre)
I wasn’t having the best time -I was with a friend and we had had a bit of pisco,and between the altitude and my huge backpack, I would fall all the time, many times smashing my face onto donkey poop.heheh
Anyway I arrived at the glacier around 9 am, sent up a tent onto a a small valley that was 200 feet away, and managed to sleep for a while. When I woke up, I went out and found people dressed up in many bizarre costumes dancing like crazy , facing the Glaciar. When I got near, a Chaman gave me a monkey skull and taught me how to dance a special song. Then they would just go the Glaciar pray and recite things in Quechua.
@lastunicorn, Where to start.
1) Having Josh Heinrichs and band (favorite reggae band out there) stay at my house. Got backstage passes to their concert. Blazed with them of course.
2) Moving around the country with my girl. First we went to Florida (Englewood and Indian Rocks Beach) for 6 months. Then back home to MD for 3 months. Now were in Colorado for 6 months, then off to finish the rest of the west coast.
3) Going to my first weekend long music festival (Hang Out Fest) was also a great experience. Cant wait for Cali Roots this year in May.
Had the experience of standing on the Alps and breathing the freshest and most pure air my lungs have ever experienced.
The experience was mind blowing. The air slightly cooled, a taste of freshness, it felt lighter than city air, invigorating and brought a new clarity of mind. Mixed with the beautiful swiss scenery. The pure nature with minimally invasive 21st century innovations delicately weaved throughout the picture.