Monday, August 29, 2011

Words of Wanderlust

Image by Vandan Desai Photography
Charles Baudelaire

For the child, in love with globe and stamps
the universe equals his vast appetite
Ah! How great the world is in the light of lamps!
In the eyes of memory, how small and slight!

One morning we set out, minds filled with fire
travel, following the rhythm of the seas,
hearts swollen with resentment and bitter desire
soothing, in the finite waves, our infinites;

Some happy to leave a land of infamies
some the horrors of childhood,
others whose doom is to drown in a woman's eyes,their astrologies
the tyrannous Circe's dangerous perfumes

The ice that stings them, and the scorching sun
slowly erase the marks of their desire
But the true voyagers are those who leave only to move;
hearts like balloons, as light,
they never swerve from their destinies;
and without knowing why, say,always : "Flight!"

Those whose desires take on cloud-likeness
who dream of vast sensualities
the same way a conscript dreams of the guns,
shifting vagueness, that the human spirit cannot name.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Passion Statement of the Day - Expecting the Best

"Have faith in people. Don't assume the worst."

- Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta, from the TV series, "Dexter"

Friday, August 12, 2011

On Having Stuff and Happiness

1. This is how I wish to get value for money : by investing in experiences, not in things.

2. There are shiny objects and fancy things that we I used to think I can't do without. But the fact is, I can.  Or at the very least, they can wait.

3. The little things can add up. Let me try foregoing the little things and then putting the money saved into the big things, because in time, little things can add up.:)

4. Come to think of it, I have everything I need.

I must say, however, that  there are worthwhile dreams and passions and life pleasures that need funding. So yeah, I'm still in hot pursuit of that promotion and the pay bumps - as is writ in the game plan of every ambitious corporate minion. Because I do like having and doing stuff. I just know I don't need a lot of the shiny and fancy ones to be happy. :)