Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11, 2008: Desiderata

One of the few things everyone should read, understand, remember, keep in their heart of hearts, and share to everyone:
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career
however humble;
it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
***
Glad I was finally able to remember to blog about this poem.
Forget about Said (the last canon writer and whose name is read as Sa-id), Barthes, or Foucault! Joke! I love them. If it weren't for them I wouldn't have had 1.00 in Prof. Cynthia Rivera's Literary Criticism course. ^_^
That poem there is something you can understand and keep with you forever. Like the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule.
Yeah, I'm Roman Catholic so I'm only familiar with Christian thingies. Joke! :D
Okay it's 3:30 am... Brent please sleep before 4 am. Oh yeah. Lemme visit Bryanboy's blog. I want a good laugh. :p (I just realized I mentioned Christian and bryanboy one enter key apart. Oh. Now they're in one sentence! Anyways lemme look at that blog...)
And I'm back!
Oh my it's 3:43 already...
And thank G*d I just remembered to say that though I dont know who Bryanboy is talking about when he mentions models' names, and all these tons of people's names in the fashion industry, I do enjoy reading the funny things in there. He also gets to show the world, in his own way, more about the Philippines and our people. Though I dont like it when he says Filipinos have 3-inch dicks because it's not true. I should know. I'm a Filipino too. ^_^
Oh yeah. I love the model who posed here. Though she tripped several times, she looked like a flutterby in that pic... and the people in the background... wow... whoever took that pic s/he may have made sure to capture the people in the background.
Gusto ko na matulog... 4:35 na...
Been chatting with Bajie again... ala. 4:50 na... sleepyness...
It's technically g'morning but I like g'nytie more.
Gnytie world! Especially those living near the other side of my side of the world!
Hugs and kisses everyone!
I cant believe I posted a poem here but yeah... I love Desiderata...

1 Comments:

Blogger Jake Tornado said...

Dude! I can't imagine you SHOWING and PROVING to the entire world that Filipinos are not 3-inchers!!! Haha. Kidding!

10:52 PM, July 13, 2008  

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