you can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

31 Dec 2014 § Leave a comment

2014.

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A year where I was fortunate enough to move into yet another lovely new home (my 7th move in 12 years!).

A year that saw my daughter enter the next phase of her schooling life – she began Primary Year 1 in September and is currently thriving in the amazing environment of her new school.

A year where I met people with a shocking lack of integrity as well as individuals who lived their lives with beautiful personal values and principles.

A year that reinforced my cynicism about marital fidelity yet at the same time, gave me a renewed sense of hope that in an age where romance is an emoticon and instant gratification is a swipe away, faithfulness and loyalty is not a thing of the past and love can flourish in the most unexpected circumstances.

A year where some individuals I knew brought out the very worst in me, while others brought out the very best.

A year that was marked by four memorable holidays spent with people who are nearest and dearest to my heart.

A year where an unorthodox birthday celebration led to a newfound love for rock climbing – a passion which has taken up much of the second half of the year, and is now shared by the little one as well.

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While 2013 was a year of rediscovery, a year where I gained clarity about what I wanted…2014 was a year where I finally took a leap of faith, and in doing so, learnt that some risks are worth taking, some things are worth fighting for and if it’s right, it happens…nothing good gets away*. After the highs and lows of 2013, this year has truly been an upward journey, very much like an awesome climb that continues to take your breath away the higher you go.

Above everything else, 2014 was a year where I was infinitely and immeasurably blessed with so much joy, love and grace.

And for that, I am humbled and grateful beyond words for a year that has been nothing short of beautiful.

*quote by John Steinbeck

so birthday wishes do come true.

14 Sep 2014 § Leave a comment

“Every once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life…

…love gives us a fairy tale.”

the writing’s on the wall.

18 Jun 2014 § Leave a comment

Listen I know it’s been hard
You know it’s no different for me
We’re less than a zero-sum game now
And baby, we both know that’s not how it’s supposed to be

The writing’s on the wall
It seems like forever
Since we had a good day
The writing’s on the wall

But I, just want to get you high tonight
I just want to see some pleasure in your eyes
Some pleasure in your eyes

I go too high, and you go too cold
And we both fall apart
Then you bring your mind, to rest against mine
But the mind has no say on affairs of the heart

The writing’s on the wall
It seems like forever
Since we had a good day
The writing’s on the wall

But I, just want to get you high tonight
I just want to see some pleasure in your eyes
Some pleasure in your eyes

Then you bring your mind, to rest against mine
But the mind has no say on affairs of the heart

I, just want to get you high
Just want to get you high
Just want to get you high
Even if it’s the last thing we do together

Even if it’s the last thing we do together

haruki murakami.

13 Jun 2014 § Leave a comment

I’ve long heard friends rave about Haruki Murakami’s books, yet never felt inclined to pick up a copy whenever I’m at the bookstore. But after stumbling across some quotes from his books…

…I think perhaps it’s time to start.

“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”

“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”

“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”

“I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something directed my way by members of the opposite sex. For want of a better word, call it magnetism. Like it or not, it’s a kind of power that snares people and reels them in.”

“What a terrible thing it is to wound someone you really care for and to do it so unconsciously.”

“Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”

i’ve given you all.

8 Jun 2014 § Leave a comment

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the cure

6 Jun 2014 § 1 Comment

…for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea ~ Isak Dinesen

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everything.

3 Jun 2014 § Leave a comment

Now this is a beautiful quote…

There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things;
either it doesn’t mean anything to them,
or it means everything.
~ Luna Adriana

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