“Life is life. It does not freeze at any time, under any conditions. Life goes on, whatever our consciousness of God. And we with it. We go on grappling with life. We go on growing into awareness. We go on struggling to be worthy of awareness in which we now walk. And we fail often.” -Joan Chittister, Illuminated Life, Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light


Light is the grace that makes my morning fresh
A sense of gratitude for each day of my extended life
I can accept the world full of problems and greatness,
Diversity and innovation,new definition of fear.
Gradually I allow myself to add new pages to read
Every improvement faces new challenges
I will rise every morning with renewed vigor
To add living to life.


note: myself walking this morning to improve my strength.

point of view of a child

How many days

after a mango ripens

will it fall on the ground?


A child will cup the hands

sweet gravity 

of the fruit falling.


The faintest light at dawn,

faintest light at the end of day

paints the earth and sky

celebrating appearance and departure.


How does a child learn

a mango tree, receiving and giving

 life begins on earth?



“Fire can be a light too strong to look at, like the sun. But properly harnessed, as in in the light of a candle, it flickers and casts shadows, accompanying our night vigils, during which a solitary flame takes hold of our imagination, with its rays that spread out into  darkness, and the candle symbolizes a source of life and, at the same time, a sun that dies away.”

…excerpts from Inventing the Enemy (Essays)  by Umberto Eco

I just got this book of essays by Umberto Eco from our county library. The other book I’m reading is The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit Mandelbrot. I thought it will be a good follow-up of The Fractalist.