"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, February 26, 2005

break time

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself."
-- RJ Baughan

letting the gift go
-=-vkpm, 2005-=-

because i've held it in my hands for so long;
because it asks to be set free;
because it looks at me in the eyes,
silently accusing me of hurting and killing;
because i cannot bear to be reminded of that accusation
every time i see it sulk a little more
for every moment that passes;
because i have no wish for it to die;
because i am convinced that it deserves to take flight;
because it is also my desire to see it soar so high --
higher than i or anyone can ever go;
because to grant it its freedom is my choice to make;
because to loosen my grip means i'm going to trust;
because i am wrong and it is right --
i cannot protect it forever from the harsh realities of the world,
the universe will nonetheless conspire to protect it for me.
i just have to believe that it shall live... it will live
to make somebody else as happy as i will be.


  1. uhhhmmm...???

    originally posted on 02.26.05 - 8:15 pm using Haloscan comment board

  2. AMEN =)

    originally posted on 02.26.05 - 8:26 pm using Haloscan comment board

  3. ...

    originally posted on 02.27.05 - 12:39 am using Haloscan comment board


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