To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year, No Cam

It is essential for me having a cam specially as I love going places and for me memories are worth the keep not just in thoughts but of saving photos. I didn't realize soon that I lost my cam when I had a fun day out with a close friend. Apparently, I lost it not because I used the cam but because I took it out from my bag and never use it. Then, I went on with the things we planned to do of me totally forgeting about it. I can't even tell until now specifically where was the last place I've seen it.

Literally a day after and yes, by that evening, I ended looking for my cam as I was preparing for a company Christmas party. By then, I realized I must have lost it in the hotel. Though follow-up calls were made, the results were nothing.

I'm not really that worried on the cam though, I felt loss on the photos I had in the memory card. I had my trips in there most specially my recent visit in Malaysia. I haven't uploaded any of my KL trips so those I really missed. I'm thankful in a way though that I managed to upload my adventure tour photos in Cameron on FB as soon as I got back.

It should be Christmas, no cam but then it's another year. It is very strange I'd be a lot more dependent on my mobile cam for now and so far, I have no plans on travelling yet so not sure if it's rational to worry about.

Anyway, I'm just writing a "lost" which plays a major role in resfreshing my memories. Of things that make me feel good and better at certain moments. And at this moment, I'm just turning the moment instead of gazing photos to clicking fingers - typing. Indeed, a new year. It should be better.

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