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The Prayer

The Folly of Worship

Wikipedia defines “Worship” as an act of religious devotion. It is derived from the word “worthscipe” which means worthiness or worth-ship which is to give worth to something.

But I wanted to talk about it in a non-religious concept.

We are all guilty of putting too much worth on things. We exert so much effort acquiring things only to waste more energy getting worried that we’d lose any of it.

Which makes for a hard and tiring life. Writer David Foster Wallace, in his 2005 commencement speech “This is Water” said:


… pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you.

Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to …

Weirdlessness

I get a lot of interesting pictures from Pinterest, and this one is a good example.

A lot of people find me weird.  I find ME weird most of the time.

But it is not because I'm a writer.

If anything, being a writer makes you much more open and relatable to people.

When you write, you share a part of your self.  It's like giving people a glimpse of your mind.

I read once that Writers are fragile beings and their scribbled words and burgeoning ideas always carry a speck of their soul.

This for me, is true.

A writer's main goal it to capture an experience, most of the time, personal ones. Document it and share it with the world.  Our dedication to openness and expressiveness cannot be measured.

If people think that's weird, then "What's normal?".

Novels are Alive

Novels are alive.
They live on the other side of our lives, influencing us like good friends.

Note:  Image courtesy of Booksandstories.tumblr.com

Theory of Relativity

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." -- Albert Einstein

Rom Com

Definitely, my everyday shirt!

Read: Girls' Poker Night

We all need a dose of some chicklit now and then.

So I got myself this book.

I've been a fan of poker since I learned it from my guy friends. And I think its weird that guys kind of have their "poker nights" where they drink, tell stories and gamble as part of their male bonding rites.

Their conversation usually goes like this:

Guy Friend 1:  Poker?
Guy Friend 2:  Sure.  How about friday night?
Guy Friend 3: Bring the beer bro!
Me:  Uh, can I join?

Too late for them to realize that I don't know a thing about poker.  So they taught me and I beat the sh*t (or chips) out of them.  Too bad, we don't use real money.

Guess what?  I've never been invited or allowed to join again.

Now back to the book...

Girls' Poker Night features Ruby who writes a column titled "Single Girl" (Ok, that thing about poker is just crap, the book had me at the word "Single") who decided to apply for a job in the big city to escape a relationship and find herself, then ended…