Aaron Lanni (@aaronlanni) — Pianist 🎹Mometrix📚Composer🎵Photographer📸
I’m glad to be able to call all the people in these pictures my friends. There are some I don’t have any good pictures with, but I’m very grateful for all the memories I’ve made with these peeps. Even though they’re all really weird. Idk what to do about that... #nationalbestfriendday#friends#bestfriends#weirdos
I had the privilege of sharing the stage with these two goofballs over the past four days at a Revival service. And by goofballs I mean wildly talented musicians that I am constantly amazed and inspired by. I guess you could say I look up to these guys. Probably because they’re taller than me...
"Asserting the existence of a thing also asserts the existence of its opposite. In the beginning there was nothing. But in order for nothing to exist, there has to be something which defines it as such." An interesting quote that has inspired a love for ontological (and generally metaphysical) ways of thinking in my life for a while now. Even as a child, the thought of everything having an opposite and otherwise not being able to exist was constantly floating around my mind. This idea's accuracy can be widely debated upon, but going about life thinking this way can certainly lead to some interesting observations and conclusions. For instance, the current catastrophe happening in Texas has several aspects that can be subjected to this idea. On the one hand, we are dealing with a devastating, catastrophic storm. Whatever peace and serenity lies on the opposing end of the spectrum, whether attainable or not, could not possibly exist without said tragedy. In other words: there is no such thing as peace without disturbance, beauty without hideosity, or life without death. The tremendous courage and strength shown by people putting others' lives before their own seems to be opposed by the arrogant people who watch and laugh in approval, not willing to put aside political opinions in case their pride is compromised. Biblically, we are told that these opposites each have their time and place. Even if we don't understand the timing or placement of an event in our life, we can find hope in knowing that God uses tragedy to strengthen us and show us the beauty that lies on the other side. Just some 4am thoughts for ya :) #HurricaneHarvey