“From here and there you are
From here and there you lost
From there you found it
From here you don’t want it
From here and there you have
wasted your life.”
– Aziz Gattoufi [26-06-19 3.25 pm]
“Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.”
“Think higher, feel deeper.”―
“I thought I was going nowhere.
Now I can see there was a pattern.”
– Kate DiCamillo
“Memories and thoughts age,
just as people do.
But certain thoughts can never age,
and certain memories can never fade.”
I have always been fascinated
by ponds – big, medium or small.
Some are natural, others may come
with lovely sculptures or refreshing fountains.
But, my favourite is the pond that has healthy
well-fed Koi swimming in it.
I visited a Catholic church recently and
I was delighted to see a beautiful pond
with a statue of Jesus Christ.
And when I took a closer look
I was thrilled to see a group of energetic
Koi swimming in the pond.
Just watching the Koi makes me glad.
I feel peace within and at the same time intrigued
by these amazing Koi, for they embody
a kind of quiet beauty and mystery.
And I can’t help but ponder
on the importance of
love, unity, and friendship.
“Why, Lord?” I cried
when I heard about the massacre
in Las Vegas that night.
I recall the last such incident
that I prayed and wished
it would be the last.
Why did this lone gunman kill
all those innocent people?
Was it because of too much hatred
and lack of love?
Was he distraught, brainwashed
or think he can play God?
But who am I to question you, Lord.
For your thoughts are not my thoughts.
I pray that you’ll comfort
the families that are grieving,
those who got hurt and need speedy healing.
I plead for you to stir and awaken
the hearts of those in power
to make it a little harder for
a reckless man like him
to gun down people.
May we who feel so powerless
continue to stand strong in unity
and do our small part
to make this world a safer
and better place to live.