Monday, June 22, 2009

Wedding and friends

Today I attended a good friend's wedding and I sat at a table with my good kakis. On my right was Cynthia, she is always full of life-giving words. How blessed it is to be her friend. One friend away is Otterman who organized my wedding, he's a brother to me. Ladybug is sister. And then there is Jaswant and Kok who laugh like little kids. Down the table past them are Zee, Abby and Dione, wonderful people who I am proud to have as Bio kakis and fellow educators. One is indeed fortunate to be surrounded by good people. A blessing. I don't know why I always feel that in such occasions where I meet good people, I sense heaven, its almost tangible and spiritual. I mean I have that with my family. But because these people aren't family but they somehow seem heaven-sent, the sense of heaven is there. If you guys read this, bless you.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

I dream of Saturn



Had a dream that I was peering into my telescope to look at Saturn. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I brought Matt and Josh to look at Saturn from the Astro club's viewing evening. Seeing another planet gives perspective. It makes one feel that there is a wider realm about and makes things feel less significant in kind of a good way. Trivial problems just melt away at the sight of a planet that is 9.609 AU (Astronomical Units) away from us. Hey I found a way to use wolframalpha meaningfully. Which is 893.21 million miles away from Earth. (Another good use of wolframalpha!).

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Heaven

Today at mass, I was wondering, where is God? Not that I am feeling lost but it was beginning to feel like the same stuff week in and out and, come on, I told myself, I can't just try to sit out a mass. It would be a waste. Though I am so guilty of that more that half the time.

So as with most spiritual searching, one must knock on the door with some focus and so I knelt down and prayed quietly, "where are you?"

Like the breeze, heaven came with the beautiful voices of the choir as I had my eyes closed and mind quietened, how soothing it was and calming.

Later in the evening I met some kakis for dinner and we spent half the time chuckling away under the full moon like hyenas. Joy. Brother Broughton said in a prayer meeting once that as youths we would have such a great time when we met our friends at Macdonalds or some favourite meeting place. Those were like moments of when we would be experiencing heaven. What a beautiful and accessible description of heaven. Heaven is in the love we have for each other.

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