St. Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away. I don’t want any flowers, dinners or chocolates. So, what do I want from each and everyone of you… my loved ones & friends?

I want emotional closeness. I want sharing. I want a beautiful bridge between us that is always there, always open, always secure and always ours.

I want communication. I want words that speak our language. I want touches that say more than words can mean. I want to talk things over, whether they are little or large. I want to be more in touch with you than I have ever been before.

I want the things we do to turn into some of the nicest memories anyone of us could ever ask for.

I want friendship. I want love. I want gentleness. I want strength. I want as much happiness as tomorrow can promise to anyone.

I want to be home to you. I want you to be home to me.

And I want the smile that is in my heart to always reflect so beautifully in the eyes I most love to see.

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I had found someone. And even though, the thing I want to do most is to let him know how very much I love him.. I couldn’t because he can never love me in return.

Painting: “Expectations” by Carrie Graber

Read Merv’s “A Sigh Worthy Day”

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Two teardrops

January 30, 2007

Two teardrops were floating down the river.

One teardrop said to the other, “I’m from the soft blue eyes of a woman in love. I’m a tear of joy she couldn’t carry. She was so happy ‘cos she just got married. I was on her cheek when she wiped me away with her glove. I could tell from the look of her face that she didn’t need me. So I drifted on down and caught me a ride to the sea.”

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The other tear said, “We’ve got a connection. I’m a tear of sorrow, born of rejection. I’m from the sad brown eyes of her old flame. She told them that they would be lifelong companions. She left him with questions but no answers. I was on his cheek as he stood there calling her name. I could tell he had a lot of my friends for company. So I drifted on down and caught me a ride to the sea.”

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Hence, the ocean is a little bit bigger tonight because of two more teardrops that somebody cried. One of them happy and one of them bluer than blue.

The tide goes out and the tide comes in. Someday, they will be teardrops again.. released in a moment of pleasure or a moment of pain. Then, they will drift on down and ride to the sea again.

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Two teardrops.. two teardrops..

An Attitude of Gratitude

January 29, 2007

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No one is an island.

From the day you were born until the day you die, you are dependent upon the help of others in countless ways.

Who taught you to tie your shoes and button your shirt?

Who stuck with you until you mastered long division or learned to read?

Who encouraged you and helped you land your first job?

Who taught you to love selflessly or encouraged you to use your talents to make a difference in the world?

As I grow older, my need for others becomes more acute. My attitude should grow in like measure. This blog is 6-month old today and today is a good day to thank you all for inspiring me to blog.

Terima Kasih!

I Miss Them..

January 28, 2007

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the walk on the beach

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the fluffy, yummy scones that melts in my mouth in Olinda

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my favourite fruit shop

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Peri, my loyal companion on my daily walk.

These are some fond memories of Melbourne.

Dear Matthew

January 27, 2007

This post is especially for my good friend, Matthew. 

You are as strong as your greatest strength.

You are always stronger than your weaknesses.

Your strength is always real.

You are never weaker than your strength.

Only you sometimes forget.

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You are your goodness.

You are all your goodness.

Even when you feel you are less.

You are always more.

Painting: “Icarus” by Julianna