Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lights that dont shine

The whole town is lit bright,
So dark is yet my night
'Cause one light refuses to shine
The Light that I thought was mine.

Chintan Vinod Shinde

Unedited pic Courtesy: Md Thursina Cahya, Delft, the Netherlands

Pictures from the Lichtjesavond, December 14th 2010. It is a night when all of Delft is lit up. Thanks TC for the beautiful original pic. In the picture you can see the Oude Kerk (old church) of Delft. Spectacular indeed

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge. - Henry Miller

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 5, 2010

No strings attached

I have always wondered why people are reluctant to let go of their fears and take risks, set their desires free. From somewhere we have taught ourselves to be practical or pragmatic or some other word that translates into suppressing our dreams, aspirations or even our perception of ourselves. There are hundreds of tiny reasons we can pre-ascribe to the failure of a certain path before even taking that path, and yet once in a while you find a maverick who was "stupid" enough to take that impractical path. Not all of them succeed, but very few regret the thrill of letting go of their inhibitions and sailing free with the winds.