Wednesday, November 23, 2005

How apt...

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my Spirit in you and move you
to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

(Ezekiel 36: 26-27)

Why is this apt you may ask? It links to my previous post on various levels of meaning actually. To have a heart again...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

To Be Alive Once Again...

To Be Alive Once Again...

It has been two long years since.
Two long years of pondering,
Two long years of reflection,
Two long years of looking at the mirror…

Maybe I have been an automaton,
Programmed to behave in a certain way,
Socialised since birth that emotions are signs of weaknesses,
Maybe being robotic makes things easier, predictable…

Deep down hiding behind masks,
I know these to be untrue.
But why then is expression so difficult?
Why do I seek security in being robotic?

Perhaps deviating from the norm is scary,
Perhaps the feeling of being ‘lost’ makes it unpalatable,
Perhaps I am still waiting for the right moment,
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

‘Perhaps’ to some, is an ugly word,
A word signalling indecisiveness,
A word highlighting the inability to act.
Seize the day instead? Perhaps…


Trudging through time and space,
Never expected for events to unfold as they have.
Certain facts have been proffered and established,
Does the situation change then? I hope yes and no.

Though it puts me in a conundrum,
You have comforted me.
The dichotomy settled,
And I feel like sleeping.

My thoughts have been tickled by you,
My heart, sputtering back to life and filling with emotions,
My senses heightened, feeding off your words and actions..
Alas! To be alive once again!

But, although I am alive, I am not hoping.
Contradictory sentence? No.
Worried that Hope brings Despair? No.
Why then?

Ultimately, you come first.
You will always come first regardless...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A melting pot of places....Part Deux

Lake District? Lake Superior? Lake Zurich? Salzburg?

Sense of place can always be created and re-created. And sometimes, you can even re-interpret it and transpose it to our sunny island. Brings back memories...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A melting pot of places....

Where do you think this pic was taken? Bali? Phuket? Koh Samui? Krabi?