Friday, February 23, 2007

The Story of the Pencil

I wanna be like a "Pencil" !! I know what you're thinking right now dear readers, but no, Not thin as a Pencil, but like a pencil...

This is a story that I really liked from Like The Flowing River, by Paulo Coelho.
I just wanted to share it with you. Hope you like it as well :)

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter.
At one point, he asked:
‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:

‘I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using.
I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.

‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’
‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace
with the world.

First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.

Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.

Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.

Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the
graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.’

Monday, February 19, 2007

Be like the flowing river

Be like the flowing river;
Silent in the night.

Be not afraid of the dark.

If there are stars in the sky, reflect them back.
If there are clouds in the sky,
Remember, clouds, like the river, are water,
So, gladly reflect them too,
In your own tranquil depths.

Manuel Bandeira

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Fresh Graduate!

Oooooooh how I miss you guys!!!!!! it's been AGES!! I can't believe it!

I've been working really hard for this semester, & thank God, I'm pleased with my results and as Aristotle said:
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

So please please please tell me ppl, what's new??!! I wanna hear good news about you all.

- I'm HOOKED on Facebook! interesting.. Finding old friends :)
- I'm sending my CV to Emar. I'm so interested! :D
- Is there any comming event for an Art exhibition in Jeddah?
- I so wanna go to Beirut in this vacation :(
- I can catch-up with my readings now, FINALLY.

P.S. the painting is by: Alma Tadema - A Coign of Vantage