I would like to share out a quote which I came across from my readings. This quote has aroused me a deep thought:
If tomatoes wanted to be melons,
they would look completely ridiculous,
I am always amazed
that so many people are concerned
with wanting to be what they are not;
what's the point of making yourself look ridiculous?
You don't always have to pretend to be strong,
there's no need to prove all the time that everything is going well,
you shouldn't be concerned about what other people are thinking,
cry if you need to,
it's good to cry out all your tears
because only then will you be able to smile again."
Original Japanese poem from Mitsuo Aida (1924-1991),
excerpt from "Like the Flowing River" by Paulo Coelho
You told me that sometimes you didn't know what you were doing with settling here. You didn't want to be like that for the rest of your life. You got lost. And I would tell you that everything is a matter of choice and your choice is because of him. You shouldn't risk your life in one bet. He may be sharing with you entirely what he has been used to. But this is his journey, not yours. If you wanna get rid of the frustration, you've gotta create your own path and establish your own attachments in this place.
Please come out and create your little world here, albeit different cultures.2008-01-07