pretty things :: 02 ::

“Our Union” by Hafiz.

Our union is like this: You feel cold, so I reach for a blanket to cover our shivering feet.
A hunger comes into your body, so I run to my garden and start digging potatoes.
You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance, and I quickly kneel by your side offering you a whole book as a gift.
You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep, and I say here is a rope, tie it around me, I will be your companion for life.


we are all trees.

Mark 8:23-25 (Amplified Bible)

23 And He (Jesus) caught the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands upon him, He asked him, Do you [possibly] see anything?

24 And he looked up and said, I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking.

25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently [that is, fixed his eyes on definite objects], and he was restored and saw everything distinctly [even what was at a distance].


friday. 12.02.10

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
C. S. Lewis


i wish it was friday...

...so i could breathe...

my friend daryl is cool. and he is a great writer. especially of film reviews. so check out his blog, its called heartflicks.

speaking of films...i saw where the wild things are recently. mmm.
no, im not one of those artsy folks who read the book first. in fact (confession), i didnt even know there was a book until i saw the trailer. which, btw, makes beautiful use of the epic arcade fire anthem 'wake up'. (bummed they didnt use that song anywhere in the film though)

its an interesting story. go watch it.

Douglas: Will you keep out all the sadness?
Max: I have a sadness-shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it's big enough for all of us.



been thinking about truth a lot lately.
absolute truth.

and how we find it.


it has come to this

every picture tells a story right?..haha, here's me looking like a real doofus, but note how stoked I am on life. :-)
two thumbs up!

so here's the little story behind the picture.
a few blogposts back i wrote "I don't think I've ever been so relieved for a new year to begin. and at the same time so annoyed at my ignorance to think that a date on a calendar means everything is suddenly peachy"

little did I know the things God had in store.

I knew things would get better. I knew He promised me new things. but this, I never expected.
seriously, I think a miracle has occurred. and I never wana leave this place I'm in. God came like a bolt of lightning and filled all the empty places I needed to be filled. His love and grace has blown me away. I cannot explain it.

from darkness, to light.
from broken, to healed.
from confusion, to utter peace.
from weariness, to a new strength.
from downcast, to over joyed.

its like His favor on me is so huge and I have done nothing to deserve it. (in fact, looking back on last year, he probably should have struck me down with that bolt of lightning, not healed me...haha) but that's the power of His grace and mercy. his undeserved favor.

this is something I really needed to experience. cos now I can only boast in the Lord, not in the "12 steps" I took to find healing. God has fulfilled His promises, not because of what I've done, but because of WHO HE IS. His word is true, and remains true, whether I believe it or not. I have found such freedom in that. it's like for the first time on this journey with God I am understanding what it means to trust him. to know that He is good, all the time.

there are still challenges. every day. and recently i was confronted with a situation that opened up those nasty wounds all over again. but its different.

before, when storms approach, I would resent God. I would doubt his faithfulness, his love.

now, when storms approach, I run to him, not from him. cos I know that He loves me. I know that He is faithful. when I am weak, He is strong.

His grace is sufficient.

and when His grace comes and reveals His love to you, you'll pretty much give Him two thumbs up too :-)


my lovely diana

got the mini version for xmas. *dankie ma en pa*
now i can take my own hippie looking photos and pretend to be cool. (added bonus - having this turquoise beauty hang around my neck gives me instant cool points)

developed the first roll of film yesterday. excitement. a few bloopers but hey, im learning.

i love that there's this anticipation of what the results will be. oeee...the mystery after the 'click'.
and there's no "my face looks weird in this one, take another"

ill post my favorites over the next few days.

this one's of one of my best friends, kirsten, she is seriously awesome and as beautiful and gentle as the story this picture tells.
this photo was taken while we were doing wedding research. she recently got engaged. friggin most amazing love story ever!! he lives in san diego, she lives in cape town. they met once. chatted for a few minutes. fell in love. *sigh* a bunch of emails, skype chats, flights to and from...and they're getting hitched.
last week some american diamond company flew him over to suprise her. it was for a competition called 'drop everything for love'. check out their story here if you're not convinced...

anyway back to the picture...check that awesome blue light reflecting on the left...*yessss*


today im thankful for...

peanut butter

in all forms. smooth, chunky, choc chip, you name it.
on warm toast, so it kinda melts and gets all creamy.
on thin slices of apple (gotta be grannysmith).
with banana in a snackwich.
on waffles.
in milkshakes.
PEANUT SATAY...need i say more.
oh and then my fav, straight outta the jar. mmmmmm.
flip, and dont forget peanut m&m's.
ah, and my friend makes these delicious peanut butter brownies...soft, creamy, peanut butter centre.

wow, peanut butter might be the best invention yet.


some days are better than others

atleast we'll always have rise against!