Day Three Hundred Six, November 24, 2011

fall and float

What about this word destiny? Some believe it is already written, others are determined on rewriting it, some dismiss it completely and believe all is a haphazard series of coincidences… But aren’t we always changing the course of our destiny through actions we make and decisions we take? Isn’t blaming things on our destiny or our luck another way of abdicating from our responsibilities? How much of our lives are we directly responsible for and what part of them do we just allow ourselves to ‘go with the flow’ and just float inertly by. Going against the current, swimming upstream, creating a new path where no one has been before, isn’t that what humans where created for?

evening ponders on an unusually warm night in Shanghai

Day Two Hundred Seventy Four, October 23, 2011

man, boat and river

Yes life can be that simple.

No emails to answer, no phone calls to return, no papers to shuffle, no office politics to deal with, no new system software to wrap your mind around… imagine, a field of floating grass, a stick to pick it up with, a boat to load it on, a pile to make from it, and repeat, all day, till your work is done…

I can almost feel his peace of mind.