I probably should never be involved in politics.
I wrote the following during my senior year of high school, March 13, 2003. That is all. If I were President… Now that I know exactly what the job entails in the Constitution and in practice (thanks to government class), the thought isn’t as innocent as before! Actually, the position isn’t as powerful as it may seem. Its constitutional basis is extremely limited, but the...
Epistle to Diognetus →
Shared with me by a friend. He directed me particularly to Chapter 5, which was indeed pretty awesome. Reading something like this made it so clear to me how much more I enjoy this as opposed to modern day devotionals. Which, generally, I’m finding… just irk me. And a lot of the modern stuff perpetuates the “gospel of wealth” (as he stated) and so I totally agree. That...
Time advances almost blindly, outside of my realm of control or capability. Why born at this time in history? Why here? Whose lives am I meant to impact? What am I meant to create? What love can I share with the world at large? How did the word I just spoke affect those who heard? How might my thought shape the mind of someone in the vicinity? And thus I choose each word purposefully and...
I am listening to Bond. Oh, how I love classical crossover music. Currently, the song “Kismet”. That word means “fate”, if I remember correctly. So beautiful. Ok, carry on.
stream of consciousness.
Be authentic. You may have doubts at times. Know it is okay. Ask questions if you need to. Give people a second chance. You may need one yourself eventually. Smile at everyone you encounter. They may not expect it. Hesitate to look at people solely as part of an organization or group. Recognize the individual involved. Be very cautious in declaring victory at any time. Humility is a virtue. ...
Sacrifice: n., the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. v., to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else. Perhaps far more than we realize, life is oftentimes about sacrifice. We sacrifice part of ourselves for so much! In each relationship:...
Stealing this from a friend’s profile. Won’t lie. But so true. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. e. e. cummings
Last Day on Earth
Charlotte Martin’s songwriting is amazing. Period. Subtlety, grace, and loveliness. Once again you know my little world is caving in I can’t struggle anymore, my love I know our time is over I’m crawling and I’m clinging with no arms again I face you in my sin I pray you let me in If it’s the last day on earth It doesn’t matter what I say to you anymore...
My college graduation address!
Why not share this? It’s not half bad. If only I slowed down when I actually delivered the speech… you could barely hear me speak! Greetings family, friends, faculty, and fellow graduates, First of all, congratulations on this tremendous success! It took quite a lot of hard work and perseverance to get here—we finally made it! Indeed, a good fraction of these past years were...
The desire of love is to give. The desire of lust is to take.– (via abbybattin)
Part of another journal entry
Dated: Sat. February, 28, 2004 Oh my! It’s been an exceptionally long time since I’ve written. V. bad sign. That’s not like me at all. Well, I suppose it has something to do with utter bipolarity I’ve been experiencing. Not to mention, having been harassed by a girl who does not know or understand me at all. I love people think I should feel just peachy all the time and...
I cannot fathom why all the people who have walked through my life have. I am not exaggerating when I say I have some sort of love in my heart for every single one of them. Even those people who I have offended, those who have hurt me, those who may have been there for only a brief moment in time. Every single one has affected me. As a result, there have been many smiles, laughter, tears of joy,...
Optimism and realism can co-exist.
Realism is recognizing how things are. Optimism then consists of the knowledge and hope that you can change or improve them. And being able to see that there is still some beauty in the world. Don’t mistake any of my optimism for naïveté. I simply have to focus on what’s good and pure and lovely more so than what brings me down. And with that outlook… I have a chance to do...
I seemed to have a thing for extended metaphors.
Another journal entry from my past of interest. No preface needed, just typing it. From January 29th, 2004. Gee, I fancied myself so clever. Well, this is quite the delayed appendage. I’ve determined my love life (or lack thereof) is like a Monopoly board. I try to make my way around the board, checking out the available properties. Of course, the most attractive are already taken—we...