I like a bit of raucousness from time to time. Raw, brutal sounds or visuals that literally assault your senses and knock the wind out of you. Wake up! Is what these things seem to yell at to you.
A good drifting video will do that if you like cars, and polarise you if you don’t.This ones a great example of a beautiful setting shattered from time to time by the ear splitting shreak of a 1JZ on the limiter. Rev limiter that is.
There is a lot of raucous behaviour in our lives from the time we arrive to the time we leave. Especially on arrival. But there is a lot of beauty to be found.
For example. A screaming baby is still cute. You smile, pick them up and give them a cuddle. Maybe not in that order every time.
Here’s how Charles Wright found beauty in his raucous life.
“We’ve all led raucous lives,
some of them inside, some of them out.
But only the poem you leave behind is what’s important.
Everyone knows this.
The voyage into the interior is all that matters,
Whatever your ride.
Sometimes I can’t sit still for all the asininities I read.
Give me the hummingbird, who has to eat sixty times
His own weight a day just to stay alive.
Now that’s a life on the edge.”
I took “Whatever your ride” to mean cars this morning. It fits with me. Look around this week. Look at everything with fresh eyes. Look at things like for the first time. There will will be beauty in the raucousness.
Have a great week.