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Matthew Allard is an author, creative copywriter, and Internet geek. Some of his stories were inspired by illustrations from Ian Dingman and made into a book called To Slow Down The Time. One of those has been adapted into a short film.

His latest project is called Pops and Clicks.

This is his blog.
I am VERY good at reading.

I am VERY good at reading.

Some days I don’t have the energy to make everything perfect. Those days are the best reminder that I always have the energy to let that go.

Some days I don’t have the energy to make everything perfect. Those days are the best reminder that I always have the energy to let that go.

If I believed that what I felt was not the center of everything, then it wouldn’t be, but just one of many things, off to the side, and I would be able to see and pay attention to other things that were equally important, and in this way I would have some relief. (Lydia Davis)

If I believed that what I felt was not the center of everything, then it wouldn’t be, but just one of many things, off to the side, and I would be able to see and pay attention to other things that were equally important, and in this way I would have some relief. (Lydia Davis)

I like to look at the ocean in the morning, even if it’s just a picture. I just like to stare at it. This week felt like a long (tiring) week, but there was some good stuff in it. And, look, now we made it to Friday! Here we are, you and me and everybody. We are awesome.

I like to look at the ocean in the morning, even if it’s just a picture. I just like to stare at it. This week felt like a long (tiring) week, but there was some good stuff in it. And, look, now we made it to Friday! Here we are, you and me and everybody. We are awesome.

"Chamakay"
Blood Orange | CUPID DELUXE

I am learning Farsi and so far my favorite phrase is “delam barat tang shode,” which translates to “my heart has become tight for you.” So many uses.

I am learning Farsi and so far my favorite phrase is “delam barat tang shode,” which translates to “my heart has become tight for you.” So many uses.

You were happy right then. There were many reasons why you were happy right then but also the understanding that none of those reasons mattered too much, that your happiness wasn’t the sum of them, it was, it simply was.
Happiness wouldn’t always sit there, pose just so with the light just so. You understood. And that was okay. You were okay with that, knowing that would be okay too. You would be okay.

You were happy right then. There were many reasons why you were happy right then but also the understanding that none of those reasons mattered too much, that your happiness wasn’t the sum of them, it was, it simply was.

Happiness wouldn’t always sit there, pose just so with the light just so. You understood. And that was okay. You were okay with that, knowing that would be okay too. You would be okay.

"Prosthetic Love"
Typhoon | WHITE LIGHTER

Inward turn.

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