Friday, March 19, 2010

贪心小鬼

我很贪心。我所希望拥有的是一切美好的东西。也许是我单纯,但我偏偏喜爱那些美丽无价的东西。

我相信承诺,为血汗劳工感到骄傲。我抱着的愿望是漂亮的结果,所想像的未来是幸福的结局。我相信生命中的相遇,人以人之间的红线,歌词里含有的爱情故事。我也相信以眼泪之外表示遗憾,以笑容之外表示感激。我相信人生是一个好短的过程,就不如潇洒了走一回。我相信梦想成真,也相信明天所包含的意义。

我想要拥有的,金钱买不起。贪心的小鬼,什么时候才会长大?世界从一开始没有为我而转。我要的结局还是用自己的手抓住好,赌了这一条命,希望着有一天夜空挂着的月亮也能照亮这心愿。

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Smell of Rain

When I was a junior high/high school student, I used to love walking in the rain. My uniform was wet, my backpack was drenched, thankfully I never had to carry a lot of books, I usually left them in school and only had my pencil case, a wallet, and a useless notebook. One good thing that came out from that: I never had to carry an umbrella.

When I got home, hmmm, the warm shower. Then listening to the tapping sound on the windows when I am in my pyjamas. It's kinda like a free rhythm that one can dance at.

The smell of rain usually takes me back to those days. Just a few hours before it rains, my nose will start itching and I will start sneezing. I'm sensitive to the smell that rain brings. It's like a distinct kind of humid air that brings a certain pleasant smell. It brings soreness to my nose, as though I am empathizing with the sky as it covers the land with its tears.

But I no longer play in the rain. It ruins my make-up, fashion, shoes, bag... I no longer stop to listen to the sound of the rain. I avoid it, I dislike it, I am bothered by it. It ruins my schedule. Traffic becomes worse.

At times I wonder what happened to that small girl who loves walking in the rain; she looks forward to receiving the signal from the rain through her nose.

I want to start smelling the rain once again.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Heaven and Hell

The kingdom has come, repent and believe! Heaven will be a place where we go after we die.

It started with that, and then slowly the theological teaching has changed. We can help bring God's kingdom on earth by living the biblical way, loving one another, etc. But the ultimate heaven will be much better than the current state of heaven.

Then something struck me. If heaven can be a place on earth... Won't hell be a place on earth as well? We talk so much about hell being filled with fire and gnashing teeth. That pretty much sums up some parts of the world where God isn't around. But the ultimate hell will be much worse than the current state of hell.

I now see the parallel. Do you?