Tag: thoughts

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 4: the ingredients for books

“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. Racing against time is the crux of my Christian life. Writing several subjects at the same time, I find myself like drawing a brand new map and adding new discoveries of the locations of cities, boundaries, roads, mountains, rivers, … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 4: the ingredients for books

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 2 : three Bs

Revision God loves all and has made provision for all to be saved. Today's words: Believe, birth, blood. Serious interrelated key words from the Bible. At the end of this post I will post two haiku written on the words received yesterday and today. Believe. This is the first word for today. It is an … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 2 : three Bs

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 1 : effective for ALL

All have been through together, the year of ridicule. What are the words for the remains of the days in 2021? For those who have sailed above the uncharted water, or are still sailing through it, let us plunge into the Bible treasure chest and pick up some word gems to shape and guide as … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS chapter 1 : effective for ALL

“sometimes we just have to dig deeper” (a treasure hunter)

Digging into my treasure chest I found this today. Alas, my perspective remains unchanged though somewhat challenged. The following is an unabridged version. My task at hand is how may I write a sequel? No, I don't mean a sequel in mere words which is easy and may be churned out like a budget standard … Continue reading “sometimes we just have to dig deeper” (a treasure hunter)

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

I wrote this first of a series based on notes from study of God's words on 03/16/2013. I took words from the Bible in the sequence of words starting with A, B, C and so on. “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” background explained (3/17/2013): Why does the spiritual mindman start this new journey to … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

another attempt: the windows are open

from where we stand, on this street, the windows are open windows of opportunity open daily to hearts that tally and not give up patiently perseveringly waiting for the break dawns always break at the first ray of light come alive a call so still and quiet yet you hear it high and wide many … Continue reading another attempt: the windows are open

a river of parting poems

Securing a second page to restart running this cold steel ruler to mark a boundary, a demarcation so hard yet tender in souls that had been torn asunder cutting heart to heart If you gaze enough upward and beyond this gentle starry night, you will see this river by which every poem must part glistening … Continue reading a river of parting poems

afar and near in perspectives: two pictures

I chose these two pictures because of the rather interesting perspectives. USA is full of interesting scenes even though I took these pictures at random. The people too. They are apart and dynamic and yet blend into the static presentation as parts of an integral whole. I can imagine individual stories in each small segment … Continue reading afar and near in perspectives: two pictures

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

Today we again read the letter G from the Book. GRACE is today's word. The spirit-mind man used to think of grace as a weak word and avoided it until one day when he was struck (metaphorically) by it and was caught up into a realm he had never encountered before, like being suck up … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

random thoughts, pictures and colors of friends

Friend is a word we often use to depict any kind of relationship. I decide to use a set of pictures from the coloring book to show what we can make of friendship. We start with plain colorless pages. The relationship adds colors, some messy, some quite beautiful. We can have entirely different tastes like … Continue reading random thoughts, pictures and colors of friends

his quest for light

a Quest for light He is a lover of light and high mountains. He took this photo last winter standing on a mountain. The original scene was breathtaking. It was a sunny day, and the clouds were dispersed. There were distant mountains too. He cannot now remember whether the blue and white patches below the sun were … Continue reading his quest for light

a merry heart’s journey edge

Edge is a comparative advantage. It is also the outside limit of an object, area, or surface; a place or part farthest away from the center of something. I took this photo on a train climbing a mountain. The river looks as if it is at the edge of the track. I probably slanted my mobile phone camera … Continue reading a merry heart’s journey edge

a beautiful wordless reflection of a long gone memory

Mirror a wordless reflection one morning in winter. Wordless beauty. Looking at this today brings back long gone memory of a time when he first had a glimpse of her in the mirror. She was getting ready to go to work. He watched her at the door. He could only see her back. But then he … Continue reading a beautiful wordless reflection of a long gone memory

a watery mirrored house of haiku (two versions)

Mirror watery evening my front yard's sunset floating daily abiding I took this photo on 20151229 again in a hurry one evening in California. The place is a must see site because of its famous reflection of beautiful and colorful houses on water. The panoramic view did not turn out well as I was using … Continue reading a watery mirrored house of haiku (two versions)

a restaurant haiku

family outing couples in love just dating frame framed and framing One day we went to this place for a brief break. It was a normal day with families and couples around taking their normal meals. I found the framed ceiling structure interesting for no particular reason and took some random photos. I remember we went … Continue reading a restaurant haiku

framing the cameraman: a haiku

minding our business looping comes from flying tram motion froze in frame I took this shot at a train station. The two "photographers" appeared suddenly while we were waiting for the train to continue to the next stop. While they were setting up their gears on ground I took this photo. I never knew what … Continue reading framing the cameraman: a haiku

am i not rare? a sidewalk flower asks

Rare Yes, you are rare. In my eyes. Today, I walk pass this way without expecting to see you. I am just walking and not looking. I am busy because I am going somewhere. This pathway and roadside are just things I happen to walk by from one spot to another spot. My destination is … Continue reading am i not rare? a sidewalk flower asks

It takes a very long time to become young.

“It takes a very long time to become young.” I agree with this wise statement from Pablo Picasso. It sometimes takes a whole life time to become young. As I searched the internet for the word, "YOUTH", I came across this movie called, Youth (Italian: La giovinezza), a 2015 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed … Continue reading It takes a very long time to become young.

Perhaps this is the most beautiful car I ever photographed

Luxury Perhaps this is the most beautiful car I photographed when visiting the car museum, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster. Price when new: $10,780. Price today? Your guess. Luxury can refer to possession of things like this fabulous car. I quote a passage written about the status marker of Gatsby (in the book The … Continue reading Perhaps this is the most beautiful car I ever photographed

this morning I fly alone: a haiku

Morning This dawning alone flying solo not forlorn painting world beyond This picture is unedited. I used a Samsung Galaxy and set the scene at dawn. It came out like a painted picture. The bird at the right corner is a bonus. We never know what we shall get in life until we receive them. … Continue reading this morning I fly alone: a haiku

Narrow? What narrow?

Narrow "Sometimes all you can do is go on. One foot in front of the other, wherever the narrow path might lead." I quoted this from somewhere about a spy's narrow/precarious life. In some parts of the world, the ordinary life is comparatively narrow as a routine: narrow food as depicted by the thin corns … Continue reading Narrow? What narrow?

Narrow is not an issue here

Narrow Often we do not see the narrowness in which we confine ourselves. Building design is one example. today I put up two photos of buildings from two parts of the world sharing a similar theme. The architects probably considered the cost of space in the cities. Strange to say they both look quite beautiful … Continue reading Narrow is not an issue here

“Long Letter” (keeping a promise)

Cherry On Top Looking at old photos I found this one by chance stored in a Nikon digital memory card. The photo was taken in 2007 December. As you would have recognized it is Mount Fuji in the morning. It was a clear morning and we had some good pictures on that day together. Traveling … Continue reading “Long Letter” (keeping a promise)

Cityexit sighs: a haiku (and a prose)

Look Up Sad sky with glum sign many pauses many sighs heart forlorn desires ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." He never wants to be a hero even though he recalls this famous first … Continue reading Cityexit sighs: a haiku (and a prose)

it has to be love: a Haiku (and a Prose)

good explanation none better than love-passion seldom with ration "It has to be love, doesn’t it? In however many of its infinite permutations?" "What lasts? Is there anything you’ve made in your life that will still be here 150 years from now? What does not last, if they are not retold, are the stories." How … Continue reading it has to be love: a Haiku (and a Prose)

Love and pain: a haiku (with prose)

Concealed and revealed interspersed with love and pain compelling unveiled ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~He decides to dedicate today to the subject of LOVE. On waking this morning he observes that the snow has melted and revealed dark foreboding jagged black rock, like he is suddenly going through a lesson on the description of rocks, including their color and … Continue reading Love and pain: a haiku (with prose)

Love’s equilibrium: a haiku (and a prose)

Opposites Tranquility snow come rest upon my heart now gentle tender flow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Everything is something it isn't. He read this somewhere. People feared the unknown and worried about uncertainty of changes. A wall might not be a wall. A door might not open at all. Yet he knew in chemistry there is a state in which a … Continue reading Love’s equilibrium: a haiku (and a prose)

Landmark for love: a haiku (and a prose)

Pure snow clothing with might authenticity that tied love so pure in sight ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.* He suddenly recalled how he used this line and wrote his first prose. He did not have access to this book then and read it as a quote somewhere. … Continue reading Landmark for love: a haiku (and a prose)

Eminent love: a haiku (and a prose)

Celebrated snow conspicuous sheer renowned crystal clear for now ~~~~~~~~He did not know whether his story was going to be celebrated or regretted when it happened. it was certainly a love story which had a noble beginning. As a child he had always dreamed of grandeur, the austere grandeur of mountain scenery. That was why he … Continue reading Eminent love: a haiku (and a prose)

what loneliness means to him: a haiku (and a prose)

Hitching a ride up windy snowy mountain camp needing fellowship ~~~~~~~He knows he cannot be alone for long. That is why he joins his friends sometimes as they drive up the mountain. They do not really understand what he tries to express in his words, photos, or even the actions of continuing to climb mountains. … Continue reading what loneliness means to him: a haiku (and a prose)

Many-Splendored Thing: a haiku (and a prose)

Majestic grandeur aesthetics for raconteur lonely connoisseur ~~~~~~~~~~~Many misunderstandings avalanched and snow-balled from all angles. He got tired of repeated explanation which he reserved for the very close ones and there were not few due to the nature of his profession. "Unbelievable." Many shook their heads. His closest friend warned him, "AJ I wish you … Continue reading Many-Splendored Thing: a haiku (and a prose)

bedazzled by love: a haiku (and a prose)

dazzling ascend esoteric love transcends snow melded with sand ~~~~~~~~She gave him three years to complete a plan. "You need a plan." The plan demanded him to pay a price. The price of time and efforts. He enrolled in a post-graduate study to learn how to make living shelter that can shield human (and other … Continue reading bedazzled by love: a haiku (and a prose)