and other ideas, thoughts and subjects worth pondering about.
It’s been three weeks in and I have not updated my blog, much to my dismay (Ah!). Sometimes there’s just a nugget of information I want to share, other times it’s how random my ideas are. Nevertheless I NEED to write.
The only problem is that needing to write sparingly is like a built-up volcano; keeping it all in until it gushes out with ideas after ideas after ideas may sound like a dream for writers, but that is not how I see it. Being laden with ideas means that I’ll be bogged down from all the wonderful ideas; I have to weed them out one by one until I have few really good ones.
No, I prefer to write frequently. That way I can keep writing until my hands tire out from all the keyboard dancing, then I’ll rest.
That is why the daily prompts are fantastic, because a) it’s one word with endless possibilities, and b) it makes it so much easier to have a push to write.
Chinese New Year is coming and as usual we focus on the Interior of the house, from decorations to ceremonies to rituals. We get caught up in all the hullabaloo and catchy songs to the extent where we have to stop and ask: What is the point of all of this?
Why is it that we only celebrate closeness with family every year, not every day?
We seek to spruce up our interior domain, but not ourselves. To keep our interior circle of friends always close. To keep our interior clean. To keep our interior untouched or unaffected by the weathers of change.
How can you wholeheartedly give a part of yourself to another if all you seek is to preserve your interior bubble?
Interior design is just that; design on the inside. Not the outside that makes up our living space. So there is no point in being an interior person, because as much as we design ourselves to be, what matters is the effort!
We measure time in years, to see just how long it will take us to comprehend something. Growing old, how long we work, how long we spend time with our loved ones, how long we have to make the most of our life.
If that is the case, years are basically a measure of our experience. You go to school when you are seven, date at 18, work right after university at 22, have your first grandkid at 70. Years measure the past.
Years also measure the future. Five years from now, I’ll be shining in my career and 20 years from now, I’ll be 44 and living a steady life. We use years to plan and outline our long term plans. To see what we can only see when we’re actually there. Years are tools for our lives; we just don’t realize it yet.
The next time someone says a year is just 365 days of living, tell them that it’s more than that.