Hey it’s ya girl Anam. This blog used to be called LoveReadDream but thankfully I grew out of the tacky name and into something hopefully less tacky.
I’ve been MIA for so long but you have to accept the fact that it’s just who I am as a person; I am going to disappear from the world for weeks (months?) at a stretch and resurface again with a new identity and absolutely zero regrets.
So to bring you guys up to date with everything, I thought I’ll explain the meaning behind the new username. The earliest name for this blog was ridiculously Annnaaammm (I know). Next came Love❤️Read📖Dream💭, mainly maybe because I wanted to spread love & show that I read and dreamed a lot. As of now, it’s Fade Into Oblivion. Pretty philosophical considering how it’s mostly the literary equivalent of vomit.
The idea came to me in a dream (hear me out). I can’t lucid dream so I can’t explain exactly what it was, but it went along the lines of my mother saying how something (I think it was her house) wouldn’t last for 40 years and me spouting stuff like “Are we going to last for 40 more years? Everything is doomed to decay and death.” I woke up with the words ‘Fade into oblivion’ printed on my brain and worked to incorporate it into my life philosophy. I also have a feeling that it all started when I read The Fault In Our Stars and Hazel’s discourse on oblivion really struck me. For those who have no clue what I am talking about (“no one ever does”), here you go:
“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
― John Green,
Nothing lasts forever; buildings crumble, bridges collapse, cars crash, you grow old, life in general disintegrates. What you are working so hard to achieve now will mean nothing in a few years. The money and status you earned will evaporate. However, also see it in a positive way. That embarrassing incident where everyone say you walk into a wall will be forgotten. That person you detest will eventually die. That exam or assignment or meeting or confrontation will soon be over. That tough phase in your life will pass. You will overcome the stress, depression, and anxiety.
This, too, shall pass. It will all pass. Memories will fade into oblivion. The world will gradually fade into oblivion. That’s the way it works.