By this time tomorrow, I will be on my way to Hong Kong where I will be spending eight days away for my birthday holiday trip 🙂 All my bags are packed (with just a few miscellaneous items to stuff) and I am so raring to go!
I trust that everything will go as planned for this holiday, but with enough room for serendipity to work its magic.
I’m grateful for having just the right amount of baggage —and I am not talking about travel baggage but life baggage. I am thankful it’s just the right “weight” for what I can handle, and yet light enough that it’s not oppressively heavy to tie me down. I am grateful for having this much freedom at this point in my life and that I can get away and experience the wonders of travel without leaving any responsibilities left behind at home.
Happy Like God
If there is a state where the soul can find a resting-place secure enough to establish itself and concentrate its entire being there, with no need to remember the past or reach into the future, where time is nothing to it, where the present runs on indefinitely but this duration goes unnoticed, with no sign of the passing of time, and no other feeling of deprivation or enjoyment, pleasure or pain, desire or fear than the simple feeling of existence, a feeling that fills our soul entirely, as long as this state lasts, we can call ourselves happy, not with a poor, incomplete and relative happiness such as we find in the pleasures of life, but with a sufficient, complete and perfect happiness which leaves no emptiness to be filled in the soul.
indulge in the great passion of his last years: botany. He would walk with a copy of Linneaus under his arm, happily identifying plants in areas of the deserted island that he had divided for this purpose into small squares.
…And then it is over. Time passes, the reverie ends and the feeling for existence fades. The cell phone rings, the e-mail beeps and one is sucked back into the world’s relentless hum and our accompanying anxiety.