August 4, 2013

Excites. What a weekend! What friends.

July 21, 2013
Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real.
Iris Murdoch
July 10, 2013

Don’t put yourself out there to test love.

"And so they parted, she to the east, and he to the west.

The test they had agreed upon, however, was utterly unnecessary. They should never have undertaken it, because they really and truly were each other’s 100% perfect lovers, and it was a miracle that they had ever met.”

Who can deny the beauty and promise of fate, chance, and miracles?

How tempting, almost, to absolve yourself of responsibility…let the love stand and fight for itself, then let it dissolve if it must, without your knowing. Is that it?

July 2, 2013

When two people part it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches. 

July 1, 2013
…I understood that what matters is the work: the string of words propelled by God becoming a poem, the weave of color and graphite scrawled upon the sheet that magnifies His motion. To achieve within the work a perfect balance of faith and execution. From this state of mind comes a light, life-charged.
Patti Smith, Just Kids
June 17, 2013

The Walk

This morning I promised my diary a good entry to make up for the reticence of the past few weeks…Today provided more than enough material. Boardwalks, true facts about plants, haw par villa scares, playground pyramids, flying foxes and obstacle courses, impulsive unauthorized wading in salty waters by far off yachts…and above all, good conversations and silences with good company.

Thank you Charis and Mariel for bringing to us The Walk! 

June 13, 2013
The best [books] are in the hands of my friends and never come back.
June 12, 2013
I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.

Elias Canetti

- Moment of Happiness (Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project)

June 4, 2013

Just remembered another thing I’ll miss!

Got a text from Janel today regarding Pandan Cake. “Come to newton at 620 for a free cake hoho”. Now I have 1.5 Pandan Cake(s) in my fridge, which is a lot more to go on.  

June 2, 2013
Brain Pickings: 
Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity and Art-Science of Making Mistakes

Brain Pickings: 

Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity and Art-Science of Making Mistakes

gullible travels

W.HuiYu