Monday, June 23, 2008

The Grass is Greener

I think it is funny how we perceive things.  Our own experiences always seem a little less exciting, less nice. Which is weird, because it isn't necessarily true.

For example. .. Today my Grandfather had minor surgery. I had to go the hospital to pick up some Silver Nitrate and decided that it would be be a good  idea to stop in and say hello. I have spent quite a bit of time in various hospitals as a patient. The one my Grandpa is in is NICE.

For a fleeting moment I found myself wishing I could stay in that hospital. What?! Who wants to stay in hospital?

Everything is relative.

Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that it is only a matter of time untill I "get" to stay there. Got to love being the runt of the family.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Sky Outlives Everything

"No human, nor any living thing, survives long under the eternal sky. The most beautiful women, the most learned men, even Mohammed, who heard Allah's own voice, all did wither and die. All is temporary. The sky outlives everything. even  Suffering."   

   --Bowa Johar, Balti poet


I found this quote in the book I am currently reading. (Three Cup of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin.) It seemed fitting to me. If my life is lacking anything right now it is solidity. Nothing seems to remain constant. Everything changes.

This blog is intended to be a personal outlet. Feel free to visit, share your thoughts, tell me I am wrong. Together we will come to understanding, Inshallah.