November 29, 2009

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Where is Hope?

Posted: 28 Nov 2009 11:40 PM PST


The Inspirer once roamed the poor alleys of the country. In those dark alleys, she saw beggars, orphans, sick people, lonely people, those who knew no other existence but the darkness in which they trod.

Seeing their plight and feeling their sufferings as her own, the Inspirer’s heart broke within her and she felt like all the world was no more. There is no hope, no relief, no salvation. There is only a blackhole pulling ever inwards, contracting within its vacuum the emptiness that cannot even speak itself.

The Inspirer felt lost in the abyss, lost with all the hungry souls that cannot be fed. How can they ever find their way? How can even a flicker of life arise from where these people are?

The Inspirer was without her Defender, yet she must fight the gloom that crept at her soul. She was the only one in there who has ever known warmth, who has ever been acquainted with hope and joy and love.

She paused and steadied her breath. She prayed. And when she looked up at last upon the heavens, there she found her answer. For there, there shone the brightest stars she has ever seen!

All is not lost after all. Even in the darkness, there is a light to guide the way.

November 27, 2009

The Latest from I Take Off The Mask!

The Latest from I Take Off The Mask!

To Love is Difficult, Why Desire It?

Posted: 26 Nov 2009 04:26 PM PST


They say that love is difficult. They say that it will consume you, all of you, and that you will never be the same again.

You will be exposed to heartaches. You will experience pain, pain unlike the ones you’ve experienced before.

They say that once you love, there can be no turning back. It is like eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Once your eyes are opened, you can never close them again. You’d have departed your childish innocence, that fairy tale world where nothing ever goes wrong and nothing ever comes unexpected.

Love is difficult. Why desire it?

You have been able to live your life without need of anyone. You spend your nights quietly, with no one to break that sweet silence between you and your God.

When you fall in love, you run the risk of having something, and of losing something. You run the risk of never viewing your nights the same way again.

If you lose the love you have sought, you will lose your quiet evenings, and they will be replaced with sleepless nights. You will always search for what you have lost. You will search for warm arms to embrace you, for sweet lips to kiss you, for gentle words to caress your neck. And who can bear missing such wonderful things?

Is it better therefore to remain as a child who knows nothing? Is it better to be innocent than to broken?

None can judge which is far better than the heart that needs to answer such things for herself.

They say that love is difficult. But it is not easiness that I seek. Life is a struggle in itself. Look where there is no struggle, and all you can see is a world bereft of life and of consciousness.

You can never truly lose anything unless you have possessed something first. You can never grieve of loss less you have possessed something great, something that gave value to your life.

Difficult as it is, love is wonderful, and it is worth all the troubles other people may try to warn you about. Living a full life, risking to lose something wonderful. To love is indeed the one purpose a person desires to live his life for. Life always chooses to be born, to be experienced, and to be aware of the beautiful path we walk upon each day.

November 26, 2009

Thankgiving Poem

Giving Thanks


What is it you're lacking

What is it you have

Are your cupboards barren

Or do you bear the fatted calf


So much the accounting

By things that take up space

But this is not the measure

That defines the human race


Are there those of value

Who brighten up your day

Has someone shown you kindness

Or helped you on your way


It's there that we find gratitude

It's there our worries cease

For where we know what matters

It's there that we find peace


Wishing you all a happy thanksgiving.  Rob

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