Monday, November 29, 2004

b-z s a b

It is now 6.48 p.m. on a warm Monday evening. The day has just passed by in a flash. Now where did all that time go? And where did those spots on my face come from? Hmmm...

The last few weeks have been a killer. I've been constantly buried up to my neck with work and crazy deadlines. Well, not many people fully understand the nature of my work, but it suffices to say that sometimes it's not the quantity that really gets to you, but the surrounding work pressures i.e. the many parties involved, the massive coordination required, the millions at stake, along with the reputation of the firm, myself, etc.

I'm tired. I need a break.

But I'm also grateful.

Grateful for the enormous experience gained throughout this exercise, though painful. Grateful for the weekends, which help me maintain my sanity.

I'm grateful for the occasional friend who's willing to lend a listening ear. Grateful for...

Time check 8.54 p.m. I continue this post.

Grateful for the juicy garden salad and pesto chicken ciabatta that I've just devoured.


I'm grateful because through the storm...

YOU shone through.

Friday, November 19, 2004

seeking the sun

Sometimes it takes a storm
To really know the light
The scent of rain, the weight of clouds
Pulling down the skies

Sometimes it takes a storm
To know how you feel
To understand indigo, and the varnished sun
Lighting up the fields

Monday, November 08, 2004

Amos 5:21-27

The Word of the Lord, taken from Amos Chapter 5...

v21> "I hate, I reject your festivals. Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies."

v22> "Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings."

v23> "Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps."

v24> "But let justice roll down like waters of righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."

v25> "Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?"

v26> "You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves."

v27> "Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.