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Crow Call

I’ve been on a visit to my mum’s place these past days. I haven’t told most of my friends that I’m out here, because I’ve got the bar exam to study for, and it’s taking up all the time that I’m not spending with my mum and relatives (or rather: any time I’m not studying for the bar, I’m trying to spend with my mum and relatives–and sadly, there’s not much of it). This morning, as I was dozing in preparation of rising for the day, I heard a strange tapping or scrabbling noise. It seemed to co...

13 October 2013, 09:34 AM
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The Autonomy of Felines

Dogs are lovely and very cute. I like them. I like their wiggly, eager, tail-wagging affection. Their excitability. But I truly adore the autonomy and independence of cats. When they show their love, and curl up against you for a snuggle, it feels like a very high compliment, because they don’t do that for everyone. My two cats are curled up nearby as I sit here, amid a messy pile of books, cushions and high tech devices, working on my paper. Every time I reach over to pet one or the other, ...

13 October 2013, 09:31 AM
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Everyday things I love (part 1 of many)

On a sunny day: sky so blue, it feels like I’m in some kind of a perfected dream of reality; the nuanced colours of puffy clouds–from bright white, to contoured, endlessly shifting, endlessly varied shades of grey; backlit leaves in a luminous array of glorious, melting light, and soft shades; shadow play: the dances of shadows as the sun shines through leaves that are being caressed by the wind.

13 October 2013, 09:29 AM
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Bar Blues

I’ve been studying for the bar exam these past weeks: the 7-hour Barrister’s exam is behind me (I hope I passed, because I don’t want to do this again, ever, and if I didn’t pass, then my choices for the future will be curtailed to non-lawyer work. Having done law school, I’d like to at least have the option of actually practicing law). The 7-hour Solicitor’s exam is next week. Tuesday. Each day since I began studying has featured hours of slogging misery, sifting through dismal, badly-writt...

13 October 2013, 09:27 AM
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Short form diary

I have of late been wanting to explore brevity. Short thoughts, ideas, observations. Somehow I always feel like my blog posts have to be substantial and must have meat. Like they need to explore multiple facets of any given topic. Not that short form content cannot be substantial. That’s actually what I’m aiming for. Observations, thoughts etc. that to me carry some scope for further and deeper rumination or exploration. As well, given that people are so bombarded with competing media, all ...

13 October 2013, 09:24 AM
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Museum Of Trees

Walking in the city recently, I came across this little area. Amid all the concrete and stone, rows upon rows of trees were embedded in little squares. Each had a label affixed to its frame explaining what it was. Like a little museum of trees, to remind city-dwellers that these entities, called “trees,” exist and this is what they look like.

13 October 2013, 09:20 AM
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Plus ca change…

In the City today for some chronic medical work. I chose a route that passes a number of my old haunts. It has been a year since I graduated–not long at all. But everything is changing already. New shops, new facades. A number of those haunts are gone. Is it a period of exceptional volumes of construction, revitalization, gentrification such that it will soon settle into something more stable that will remain familiar for those coming after? Or are healthy cities always in such a state of f...

13 October 2013, 09:11 AM
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Little lost monster

As I was walking by the lake a few days ago, I saw this glove. Lost by some young child, picked up by a stranger, and carefully suspended from this tree. A little lost monster glove, waiting to be reunited with his other half.

13 October 2013, 09:08 AM
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Spring is finally coming

I love the silhouettes of graceful branches against a backdrop of deep blue sky. And at this time of year, I also love to see the tiny, nubby little buds on the branches. Soon, they will unfurl into leaves and blossoms and fullness and growth. But for now, they just hint at the growth and transformation of the weeks and months to come. For now, they are replete with hope and the brimming potential of growth to come.

13 October 2013, 09:05 AM
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Moonlit longings

Sometimes, the beauty of the moonlight and the night sky makes my heart beat against my chest, like a nocturnal bird, longing to be free and to take flight in the darkened sky. To navigate, the moon as its beacon, the stars its destination.

13 October 2013, 09:03 AM
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On Busy-ness, Leisure and Ambition

This piece resonated with me. I don’t know how I ended up getting as busy as I am these days. It feels as though every coffee spoon of a moment is taken up with one sort of commitment or another. It got me thinking about our whole cult of busy-ness in North America. I’ve never been an adherent, so I don’t know how I ended up so submerged in it… I suppose it snuck up on me when I wasn’t paying attention (each project or commitment was so interesting in itself that I agreed to it, and only whe...

13 October 2013, 08:58 AM
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Letting Go

I have trouble letting go of objects. It’s because I conflate the things with wider associations, such that they become signifiers of something far bigger and more important than the thing itself. Sometimes, it’s the potential. In the case of books, it’s potential knowledge, escape from the everyday or just possibly, the reward of finding a new favourite. In the case of items, it’s often the plans I had for using them, or the potential satisfaction gained from completing the project they’d...

13 October 2013, 08:56 AM
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Lost Duckling

Today we went for a marvellous bicycle ride on one of the trails that runs from one end of town to the other. It was really lovely and highly enjoyable. When we came back, we’d just locked our bikes at the edge of a parking lot and were heading off in search of refreshment when we saw that there was a little duckling walking about and cheeping loudly. It was too young to have anything more than tiny wing stubs, and it was still all soft and fluffy. It was also tiny–and were it not being so l...

13 October 2013, 08:54 AM
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Missing: Dreams

To quote Leolo: “Because I dream, I am not.” But my dreams have felt far distant from me of late. And so, that leaves me stuck with the I am-ness of the present rather than the I am not-ness of what could be, or of what is, in my dreams. And the I am feels cloying and close and rather like a trap–as if I am locked in a tightly closed, circumscribed future stretching out into the indefinite distance. It’s only the dreams that provide me with the escape, but the dreams have gone away for now. ...

13 October 2013, 08:52 AM
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Why I love Graveyards

I’m lucky enough to be working within brief walking distance of a graveyard at the moment–and no, by that I don’t mean that I’m being worked to death, for all that my days can be busy and stressful. No. The fact is, I love graveyards–they have always been a refuge for me. I often find myself gravitating towards them, stopping in for a quiet wander amid the bustle of my life. I lived across the street from a graveyard in Germany, and it was a frequent haunt (if you’ll pardon the pun) of mine....

13 October 2013, 08:50 AM
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10 Myths About Introverts

I recently stumbled across a blog written by Carl King about the phenomenon known as the introverted human being and it struck a major chord with me. After each bullet, I felt like standing up and shouting "YESSSSSSSSS!" at the top of my lungs because these points (made by author Marti Laney, Psy.D) are total home runs. As an extreme introvert, this is like sweet manna from heaven. I was lucky enough to discover a book called, The Introvert Advantage (How To Thrive in an Extrovert World), ...

13 October 2013, 08:39 AM
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is that you ?!

Last Saturday night where was I? Home. Not because there was nothing to do. I’m in college, there’s everything to do. It’s more so because I enjoy being alone. I’m not shy, nor am I anti-social. But let my peers tell it, I’m “standoffish and stuck up.” The correct answer is that I’m actually just an introverted person. Being alone energizes introverts, and I am at peace in my own element. Society associates introversion with being shy which couldn’t be further from the truth. Being around ...

13 October 2013, 08:25 AM
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Dream a paradise...

Popping open an eye, she saw Mother tangled up in affairs, Chanced upon the opening, but Mother was fast, shushed her Slid her back, retreating into the cosy cocoon. She closed her eyes, and dreamt of a paradise, Recalled the green-blue glimpse, so away from her reach Pretty nectared flowers, and bees and winds. Frowned Mother, That’s rubbish, she said, “Out there” is wild and wrong and perilous Home is shelter, home is where you’ll always be. Gaze dropped to her developing form, too small...

13 October 2013, 08:15 AM
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Introvert power !!

What isn’t really spoken out loud is how introverts are actually a source of so much power. It may not be visible on the surface, but that’s the point. You have to peer carefully and notice the small fragments that make up the whole, you have to see the details to see what introverts are actually capable of doing. In a general sense, they’re great artists, writers and thinkers. In a business environment, it’s actually important to not lose focus of introverts as they tend to be better decis...

12 October 2013, 10:26 PM
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Hello ..

Read THIS First.. Each word on this Diary is the original creation of the writer. You better not copy it!

12 October 2013, 10:22 PM
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