danny. 22. architecture intern. melbournian. geek.
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and thoughts that stumble across my mind.
Mountains by dcmbrdsk
"He said I’m going to have a bed with lots of pillows
And that we’re going to build a house with lots of windows..
Yeah we’ll climb mountains, climb mountains together..”
One of my favourite things to do is to look up at the night sky. Stargazing has become one of the tactics I use to unwind. I think about the way they’ve stood through time and been a dark landscape of stories and myths, pondering how they got their tales. I think about when they were used as a primary form of guidance and navigation. I think about how many other people are staring out at them and wonder what they’re thinking about. Other times I just lay there and enjoy the twinkling lights.
My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations. That’s a line from John Green’s ‘The Fault in our Stars’, and it is probably the sole quote I will always think about when someone mentions the book. I didn’t realize why it resonated so strongly with me until this moment, and until I lay and stared out at space.
The world around us can be like a sky full of stars. And though sometimes we find meanings and constellations, sometimes we don’t, and that can be okay. Sometimes things just happen, sometimes people come and go, sometimes life gets in the way. Like the night sky, I often wonder how anyone makes any sense of it, but maybe sometimes we’re not meant to. There are an infinite amount of ways we could try to bring meaning to our ‘whys’ but in the end, is it just arbitrary? That’s why sometimes I believe we’re just seeing what we want to see and not what’s actually there. Which begs the question of whether we can really trust our ability to connect the dots anymore? Are we just blindly misguided or maybe we’ve been heading in the right direction all along but it’s just not apparent yet. To be honest, I don’t really know which is more comforting right now. All I know is that the future is unwritten, and all that can matter is what is here & now.
Two years ago there was an exhibition at the University of Melbourne about the new Melbourne School of Design, where the pictured model was featured. At the time I was a student, passing by the exhibit between classes, blind sighted by thoughts about exams and studio. With my foresight only extending as far as graduation, anything beyond that was still a big question mark.
Little did I know then, I had just taken a photo of the very first building project I would get to work on. Goes to show that even if you don’t know where this life will take you, sometimes you just have to trust that the choices you make today are somehow bringing you to an even better tomorrow.
Hello! Thank you so much for the kind words and for the follow. That was taken above 180 Russell St, it’s a public car park which has some nice views. Don’t forget Melbourne has some great rooftop bars too (That’s if you’re over 18).
"I’m reaching out to you, can you hear my call?"
Seems appropriate that I happened upon this wonderful bit of street art whilst listening to Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”.
Location: Russell Place, Melbourne.
Exploring rooftops as another weekend comes to a close. There’s still so much to this city that is waiting to be discovered.