May 13, 2005

No need for a title...

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Have I mentioned Richard Bach's Illusions too many times already?

Posted by roam at 11:25 AM

May 01, 2005

Happy Easter!

It doesn't really matter whether you believe in the Trinity and recognize Jesus and the Resurrection; whether you are Christian; whether you recognize the Bible at all, or the Pentecost, or any part of what many people would consider Holy Writ. It doesn't even matter whether you subscribe to any religious teachings at all, or you are a raging atheist, or you never really think about those issues and spend your life in a happy state of only caring for the here-and-now. Wherever you may stand, a simple fact remains: in the Northern Hemisphere, the weeks at the end of April and the beginning of May are a time for celebration; and if you think there's nothing to celebrate, then pray let your eyes stray away from the monitor for just a couple of seconds, find the nearest window, take a second to raise the blinds if you need to, spare a look at the sun, the blossomed trees, the many-colored flowers carpeting the ground, the small furry animals of all sorts happily bouncing around - spare a look at that, and then come back and tell me with a straight face that this is not a time of resurrection for Nature, that this is not the time when it is obvious that the spring is here to stay, that "Here Comes The Sun" and "Good Day, Sunshine" are nothing but a bunch of tones randomly gathered together... May your Easter be as happy as it ought to be, and may the days and weeks around it bring you as much joy and gladness as they seem to have brought me, in so many ways!

Certainly, this world has a way of slyly slipping a stiletto or two along with the glorious presents sometimes, and this time of holidays and celebration, just as any other, has also brought pangs of sharp pain and suffering to some. But despair not - all things shall come to pass, and sometimes the light of a flickering ember as it bursts into sparks for the last time may serve to bring more light and warmth to those still burning around it, and be remembered long afterwards. As somebody sang once, "Life is there for living - just try and never give in" - and that is the purpose of the various holidays celebrating the return of life in the spring!

Posted by roam at 01:28 PM
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