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Live for This

9 Feb

i Live for the moments
when the Stars shine
through someone’s eyes
when a person’s face beams
brighter than the Sun

i Live for the times
when Heaven sings
through people’s Laughs
and sparkles
in a Smile

i Live for the days
that try our Souls
that stretch and pull our fibers
and make us more
of who we are

i Live for This

Live for This

Live for This

And I Quote… Week #52

14 Aug

No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. -Maya Angelou

No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. -Maya Angelou

Punctuality is an Artform

18 Jan

Sitting on the bank of the Ala Wai Canal, I muse over nature’s brilliance as the sky shifts its hue from a deep gray to robin blue. Vibrant rose streaks brush the soft, airy clouds as the sun peaks over the distant horizon. The world transforms before my very eyes. I watch. I wait.

This is the art of punctuality.

*****

Some people claim that they are always late because “there just isn’t enough time” or “it’s just the way I am”. These statements are weightless excuses exemplifying an individual’s lack of understanding and respect for the art of punctuality. Like any other art, some people are born with talent, outshining the rest of us with their talent. When it comes to punctuality, these folks seem to effortlessly manipulate time as if they were the universe’s clocksmith. However, for those of us who seem pulled and tossled by time’s unwavering passing, the art of punctuality can be a difficult one to master.

While I cannot claim mastery over this artform, I have developed a crude albeit successful formula mimicing the results of the most talented souls. The trick is to assume that you always need more time than you know. Google maps says you need 45 minutes? Give yourself an hour. Friends want to meet up for drinks at 5:30? Be there at 5. You’ll most likely find yourself running late; but because of your ingenious planning, you are now on time. Brilliantly played.

Now that you have the art of punctuality within grasp, you might find yourself in a similar situation as myself. You may have to wait. Minutes… maybe even hours. Understand that this too is part of the art and must be dutifuly respected and mastered in turn. Patience. Mindfullness. Respect. Time is precious and by being punctual you are honoring and respecting those who would share time with you. Uphold your part, but do not let others tardiness trump your newfound skill.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Read. Write. Create something beautiful with the time you have. Oberve the everyday miracles that unfold before your very eyes and be happy to be alive and living.

*****

An hour has passed. I have relocated to a more convenient spot for the individual I expect to see any moment now… though in my heart of hearts I assume our time has passed. The streets have come alive now, waves of cars stream by and people walk purposefully. I watch. I wait.

This is the art of punctuality.

Insomnia Bytes

3 Dec


oh i’ve been stuck in a rut
these past few days…
oh who’s kidding-
it’s been weeks since i
could hold my head up high and say:
“good morning,
how are you?
i’m fine,
thanks for asking…”
oh i guess i confess i need
a friend
someone to share the moments
from start to end
oh i guess i confess i need
some help
‘cus life’s just not worth living
by myself

**Apologies for the low hum… this is the built in compy microphone**

insomnia bytes 12.3.2010