To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment,
To laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind,
To spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none,
To fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art,
This is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in her outward and visible aspect.
It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment,
This exoteric phase of the Bohemian religion,
And if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices
and lovable faults,
For in Bohemia one may find almost every sin save
that of Hypocrisy.
Her faults are more commonly those of
self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination,
And these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity.
For it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well.
What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique?
And what is the charm of its mental fairyland?
It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia!
One must choose and find one’s own path,
Be one’s own self,
Live one’s own life.

Bohemia by Gelett Burgess

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Moving On

So I guess the time has come to move on – forward that is, not backward. I have given so much but perhaps it is not enough. I guess it will never be enough. What is enough anyway and who decide if it is enough or not? Here, right at this moment, let me decide what enough for me is. And honestly said, this is it – this is enough. Do you get what I am trying to say? I hope you do. But even if you don’t, it is allright.
I am not saying that you have to tell me that I have done enough – it is not that. But at least, I would really appreciate it if you can show some appreciation. Some words of love. Some positive reception of what I have done. And for the past few years, all that I have done is for you! Only you. You become my life. Become all that I can think of.
Don’t misunderstand me. Whatever I did, I did it with a happy heart. It is something I chooses to do. A path I choose to travel on. And I know it is not only me who is giving, you have given me so much too. That is why I thought we are in such a comfortable situation. We know each other well. I know you well but I realised now that you don’t know me at all.
You should know that you can’t just keep me between your 4 walls and expect me not to care whatever that is happening on the outside world. You should know that I am not only going to be disturbed by the wrongs that is happening at our own backyard and just ignore wrongs happening at our neighbours backyard. Or front yard, for that matter. Or even at a stranger’s place. You should know me better. You should know that all these are equally important to me. After all, I am the way I am because of you.

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