Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Little Things

Orange Roses
View from our verandah. I love the palm tree
Palm Tree
A new fern leaf growing in our fern plant pot

This is a time in my life where I am seeking out the joy in seemingly small things. A bouquet of roses which only cost me $2.50, the palm tree outside our house, a new fern shoot beginning to uncurl its leaves. At a time when life is turbulent and many challenges crowd the day, these little things manage to clear out a tiny space of joy and peace in my world and provide a moment of clarity; a chance to breathe.

Monday, August 02, 2010

I Wonder

What would it mean to embrace the struggles, the challenges, the disappointments and unmet expectations in my life? Instead of fighting against all these things, using up all my strength and energy in the process and still coming up empty, what if I wholeheartedly embraced the pain along with the joy? The hurt along with the love? Frustration alongside elation? I wonder if I could really squeeze meaning out of all of it. To use those things that are supposed to be against us, as catalysts towards a deeper intimacy with my very own self...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Lazy Sunday

It's a lazy Sunday afternoon. Patrick and I made the brilliant decision to go to church last night instead of this morning, cuz, we love sleeping in on Sundays and frequently end up skipping church altogether. I don't know if it's the influence of my dear husband, but I actually look forward to going to church these days. I like Watoto (a mega, mega pentecostaly church started by a Canadian couple) because there are other mzungus (white people) and the worship is usually pretty good and the teachings are decent. I mean, I can actually get something out of the experience..last night was communion service and I've always loved participating in that mysterious sacrament. I miss the Lutheran/Anglican-ness of such occasions but I'll take what I can get here.

Uh, that's it for now, cuz, I seem to be suffering from writer's block...