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18 May

A Blessing for Equilibrium

Savoring every word in this beautiful poem…and sharing with you all.

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the music of laughter break through your soul.

As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.

“A Blessing for Equilibrium”
– John O’Donohue

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11 May

The Way

Another poem I came across, hope you all will find it fruitful.

Friend, I have lost the way.
The way leads on.
Is there another way?
The way is one.
I must retrace the track.
It’s lost and gone.

Back, I must travel back!
None goes there, none.

Then I’ll make here my place,
(The road leads on),
Stand still and set my face,
(The road leaps on),

Stay here, for ever stay.
None stays here, none.
I cannot find the way.
The way leads on.

Oh places I have passed!
That journey’s done.
And what will come at last?
The road leads on.

“The Way”
– by Edwin Muir

Categories: Lost...And Found, 只是凡人 Tags:
11 May

自愛

很久沒有回裡來寫日誌了
真抱歉哩~
你們…一切還好麼?

有感而發的回來 有點像歸家
想鑽到被窩裡 享受那
一點餘溫的感覺

最近聽聞朋友失戀 拍拖有好幾年了
男的說 要他的自由 還未覺得是時候結婚
女的當然痛 痛得難以筆錄
唯有可以做的 祇有分手
這就是「選擇」 還瞎等麼

畢竟相戀 相處 婚姻 關係還是蠻複雜的
要弄清楚真的不易
相戀 不一定能相處
相處 也會在不自覺間 大家都把相戀遺棄了
能相戀 能相處 變數依然 能發生在你和我身上
剩下來的 也都是傷痕

要怪的 或許就是過了這麼多年
從來沒有察覺 對方最愛的 還是自己
自愛是崇高 更會是可怕

想起了這首歌 很喜歡
暢快淋漓的
描繪了我們現代人的愛情觀
不 不可說是愛情了
只能算是我們的「感情」觀罷

無奈 有點澀的感覺

獨行俠侶 蘇永康/謝安琪
作曲: Cousin Fung   填詞: 林夕

從何愛起有這麼多恩怨 
原來白馬王子很會心算
害怕給奪權 
無謂太易太早心軟

純情公主甦醒了才病發 
發覺四周有睡床任意選
山頂賞煙花許過了願 
最終不夠條件取暖

嫌甜蜜後先知口味太酸 
嫌沒有擔當竟有力埋怨
最愛自尊 太過會打算 
哪個會相戀

難以愛人何苦找情人 
就算崇拜自己都驚孤單冷親
單身怕被扣分 
其實自愛不求人 
同枱食飯同伴孤枕
獨行俠侶手牽手各有道行 
同床自戀各自安穩
相親不必相愛亦襯

平常競爭慣跟高手比武 
談情亦要憑攻心計輸賭
用兩手擁擁抱 
量度快活過的指數

憑徒手建立自強能獨舞 
有對手失去自由代價高
挑剔比起欣賞有態度 
太高姿態誰敢傾訴

嫌營造幸福風險度太高 
嫌付上了青春缺乏回報
最愛自保 各有各一套 
誰會肯讓多一步

難以愛人何苦找情人 
就算崇拜自己都驚孤單冷親
單身怕被扣分 
其實自愛不求人 
同枱食飯同伴孤枕
獨行俠侶手牽手各有道行 
同床自戀各自安穩
相親不必相愛亦襯

難以愛人何苦找情人 
就算唯我獨尊都知孤單惡忍
單身怕被扣分 
其實自愛不求人 
同枱食飯同伴孤枕

獨行俠侶手牽手各有命運 
同途自戀偶然互吻
開始覺得悔恨 開始有所犧牲 
告別時候漸近 不強求人
分不分都不會受困 

分不分不過看靈感

Categories: 隨筆, 音樂人民 Tags: , ,
19 Oct

The Invitation

I came across this poem this morning, really loved it.

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

– By Oriah,
from the book “The Invitation”

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28 Mar

Thankful

It’s the first breath of springtime
And a warm wind picks up the fallen blossom
And sails in circles around the street

A lady cycles past with her hair in braids
As they’re pulling down the awnings to the train station cafe

I’m alive and I’m thankful for this time
I’m alive and I’m thankful for this time

6 O’ clock summer afternoon
Next door’s kids are playing in the yard
I’m doing the dishes at the window and the radio’s playing ‘Superstar’
And the sun falls down
Upon the garden next door
Where two young boys are fighting
‘Til a woman appears at the door

And the fires and the fog and falling leaves
All under October’s sky
You walked me home in the cold after closing time
As the leaves rushed by

How I want to be loved
How I need to be loved
Now that I’ve found you
I’d do anything for you

In the forest of angels
That’s where we laid you down
And I can hear you whisper
When the first frost falls on the ground

You’re alive, just be thankful
For this time
You’re alive, just be thankful
For this time

– Thankful, by Rumer

P.S. 祝 生日快樂.

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06 Nov

現實…就是50/50

看完50/50 駕車回家 心裡有點思潮起伏之感

很可愛 充滿人情味的一齣電影
輕鬆卻也很認真的 敘述癌病者和身邊親人的心境和掙扎
愛情故事淡淡的滲出 也流露了友情和親情的溫暖感

男主角 Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 那靦腆的純真
口不擇言的 Kyle (Seth Rogen)
在嚴肅的情節當中 帶來那「抵死」的歡笑
害怕卻又熱誠滿熱溢的實習輔導員 Katherine (Anna Kendrick)
喜歡角色他們內心的描繪 很寫實
很容易地 “relate” 得來

思潮起伏的 倒不是想起 生死無常這定理
而是想到擺放在我們面前的 每一件事 每一個際遇
成功與否 終結後果 其實純屬 “50/50” 不是麼?

儘管我們會努力嘗試抓緊 支配或主管
誠言 人生從沒有絕對的把握或保證
關鍵的倒是在於我們面對事情的心境
正如大家都知道 “looking at the glass half-full” 這道理
(不過也經常忘記了)

故事背景本取自於西雅圖
不過 原來都是在溫哥華拍攝的
戲中頗多精境的對白 詼諧的 不文的
也有令人深思反省的

Adam: That’s what everybody’s been saying, ‘you’ll feel better,’ and ‘don’t worry,’ and ‘this is all fine,’ and like, it’s not.
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Kyle: 50/50. If you were a casino game, you would have the best odds.
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Katherine: You can’t change your situation. The only thing that you can change is how you choose to deal with it.

無論是看電影 或是相遇身邊的人或事
我發覺近幾年 對 “realism” 或 “reality” 的題會
特別吸引和有共鳴
我喜愛 50/50
相信也是這個原因罷?

當然也是因為很喜歡 Joseph Gordon-Levitt 和 Anna Kendrick. :)

50/50
Directed by Jonathan Levine
With Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Seth Rogen/Anna Kendrick
Runtime: 100 mins.
http://www.50-50themovie.com/

Categories: 戲迷. 情. 人 Tags: ,
29 Oct

從這裡…開始

朋友對我說, let ourselves beloved.

Beloved…
Be
Loved

Be loved, by yourself.
Be loved, by God.

He is ready to meet you
where you are.

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