Taken by me, at a Korean restaurant.
You want to live the American Dream. You are determined to never give up a second in the pursuit of happiness. You grow hungry, restless, and eventually a degree of helplessness. You give it your all to have it all – work, work, work – no play, no rest.
It’s that moment when you forget you’re only human.
We all know that lack of sleep is detrimental to our wellbeing. It contributes to increased stress levels, in which case if you don’t cope well, may lead to clinical depression. While there are numerous (and often unidentified) causes of major depressive disorders, tons of studies have shown that chronic sleep deprivation is closely linked to increased anxiety.
I AM gratified.
1) I got 9 hours of sleep. Though not straight hours of sleep, but it’s 9.
2) I got time for some intimate sharing with my friend, Maria, while in the BART on our way home from Sunday church. We see each other eye-to-eye, after a couple of years being mere classmates. Plus, I was blessed by the visiting Pastor, because he prayed for my goodwill.
3) My boyfriend and I got to talk about our private matters in our private areas (Like, sexually). After all, today is our three-month mark, and we still have forever to go for the upcoming sexciting events to come. We discuss things openly, that’s what I’m glad about. Most couples don’t do that.
SALUNA is signing off.
In the beginning, there was the word. Self gives birth to it. From it bears many positive things. The question is, how?
The scribe told the self: “write a letter,” and the letter is “I”, a name it calls itself. Thus, a long life line is born. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either horizontal or vertical. Seldom does the self see both in line (+).
Self first see it as a strip (-). The scribe says, “It is ‘eye’ “. He instructs: “Use your eye.”
Thus the saying, believing is seeing, where most selfs thought to be the other way round. This is why some life lines go in circles, strips and strips and stripping down to nothingness.
How can you not be “I”? How can you see if you have not read the written word? How can you tell the message on the letter when you have eyes, many eyes, but no vision?
And so, they believe. The eyes, the “I”s, the self.
In the far distance, the scribe has just witnessed another life turned over. There are many more strips to turn before His good eyes, he noted to himself.