Darkness is an Outsider
Hello, world. It’s been awhile since we last talked. I feel awkward even stating that since it seems that our relationship has been defined already. I don’t know if you even care to hear my rambling this time. Much like a Wes Anderson film, you might think it’s the same problem, same talk, with different words. Watch harder, look more carefully. Each is unique, all have heart. ...
Transition Back Home
Every story involves a hero’s journey home from the special world where he/she changed. But the hero is never the same when he/she re-enters “home”. This transition time back home from the journey can either be wonderful and joyous, or it can be dreary and painful. Again, the hero is never the same. EDGE Project in Altea, Spain was my journey, my adventure. I met friends, I met...
Pursuit. A striving after wind, with the hope of it being found; the spirit of relationship between beauty & me, a stretch of something profound. In America, I caught a glimpse of people & places wanting more, constant activity of beautification, inviting beauty to dwell on our shores. Presently I’m overseas witnessing a new kind of union, where beauty...
To anyone who reads this post or even cares, I have not written a blog in a good number of months. And aside from my sparse number of tweets, and by the off chance you even get 15 minutes with me over coffee, you probably are wondering what’s happened. Have I stopped caring about sharing my thoughts with the world? Am I just lazy? Have I died? Surely, all three have a bit of truth to...
The Tree of Life - A Review
Very few films in cinema history have attempted to define human existence and nature. With 2001: A Space Odyssey as arguably the last film to do so, Terrence Malick’s latest philosophical treasure is The Tree of Life. The film opens with a verse from the book of Job saying, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?…When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of...
The Task Ahead
Friends are a blessing, complex and knowable; Through the good times and the bad, You hold it all together; friends would not be friends if You weren’t there. Conflict is a component of nature, but should pain be? Even if things are to get better, pain is sometimes a necessity. The story goes that two friends wrong each other, they no longer talk, and when they do tension rises; When one...
Moment of Beauty
Sing to Lord a new song! No infinite number of songs can express how beautiful You are! Lord, all I get are flickers, and flicker is too strong a word for how little I actually grasp; Still, the small flickers are enough for me to want nothing but You alone! Only You, O Beauty! I sit on a beach, awe-struck by the infinite horizon, nothing reaches farther than You can reach, all creation turns...
To Read the Word
A new year begins, a new commitment is made; The words You bestowed on us, it was my job to read. To have read it all just one time, I dedicate the whole endeavor as worship to Your blessed name. I begin to notice a change, the way my everyday is now different. On the rainiest of days, Lord, You were the single ray of light; You were reason enough to smile. Freedom grew like seeds planted on...
I wasn’t making myself happy, nothing could help it; I knew exactly what I had been avoiding; I knew the answer all along. You, O Lord, had been knocking repeatedly on my heart’s door, and I knew exactly what that meant, what it was I had to do. Division reigned and ruled my heart all summer long, and it was time now that unity take its place in me. My friends, my work, my academics, my...
Meditation on Human Redemption
Lord, because you have made me, I owe you the whole of my love; because you have redeemed me, I owe you the whole of myself; because you have promised so much, I owe you all my being. Moreover, I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I, for whom you gave yourself and to whom you promised yourself. I pray you, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge; let me...
There is magic in first experiences; in listening to a beautiful song for the first time, in seeing a new place you’d never been before, in passing first glances with someone enchanting. It’s not the newness that makes a moment magical though; it’s the unknown, the mystery. Storytellers are always searching for new ways to tell a story, or to simply tell new stories. But instead...
Sorrow, my long-lived friend, you cannot seem to leave me alone. Always you’ve wrestled inside since…well, as long as I can remember. I dreaded the times you’d come to visit. We’ve never seemed to get along over the years. Your visitations were always unpleasant for me, until recent times. I think I got so tired of the pain I felt that I decided to listen to you just once; let you say what you...
Hello, Reality. Today I guess marks the day my mind will slowly ease up and allow other people a glimpse into what I see. Forgive me if I take my time adjusting my feet in the water, but in time I will have learned to swim. I’ve been working on something quite special for all the world to see, one of these days. Like swimming, walking, or falling in love, it will simply just have to take...