Monday, June 21, 2004

Searching for the Authentic Experience

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called--one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
- Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV

I sometimes read, with sadness and a great deal of envy, some of your entries and observations because you seem to have it. Just a sheer honesty about your lives with that added dash of humour. It's a trait I've noticed that all bloggers seem to share - that superordinate ability to see your lives outside of yourselves as some kind of comedy, or sometimes satire. The ability to make light of yourselves, yet imbue it with a moodiness that makes one stop, and sometimes wish that they were there, or that they were you.

Me on the other hand, am deluged by my work, this humourless, insipid environment. Around me, everyone is buried to their necks in their keyboards, typing away typing away at ...what? the latest speech? rushing to get the next "Errata" out the ST to correct them on the wrong nuances made in one or some of their reports?

Do I have time to reflect? To just "be"? Hardly.

This may just be a Monday blues phenomenon - reading the Scriptures for today I am also reminded that we all have our bits of lives to live, that ours is not a life to compare with each other's and feel bitter that our lot is not as fascinating as someone else's.

Still. Is there anything truly fascinating about Chai Tea? Hardly. =)

Or that the smallest things can send one into orgasmic heaven? Well, not so uncommon, that one, but yes, I take the point. This individual introduced me to Chai tea once, and I commiserate with him that the only cafe that found it worth its time to sell the concoction in Singapore is Coffee Beans.

Borders in Singapore, did you say, does it now as well?

Will have to check it out then!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh dollie! :

I believe each one of us has something to share, no matter how small, how trivial. Your saying that your life consists of insipid work environment and having not enough time to reflect is a form of sharing of "You" and of course now i too know that i must try to Chai Tea someday :)

June 23, 2004 at 1:50 PM  

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