Holing up


After this pretty intensive social period, I would like to spend the next few days (maybe weeks) having a quieter pace of life, especially with all the looming deadlines ahead!

By last night, I knew that it was time to shuffle a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everything when I lost my voice from too much talking and a strong craving to just stay at home and make a pot of   lotus root soup overcame me. This morning, I’m glad I went for a rather introspective stroll with a friend (even though we were supposed to be running at this particular event) because it really did help to clear my head. Afterward, I just sat in a cafe alone, drowsily watching the world go by. Made a little exception by attending a rather frenzied Neil Gaiman talk at Victoria Theatre later ( but that was totally worth it!) and when I came home, all I really craved was to just MULL. Since I had missed church today with the “run”, I took out my Bible and spent an hour just absorbing words which seemed to be coming from a different plane from this current state of reality.

Religion is a weird thing to bring up in a work blog but it’s interesting to realise that very much of why I am a Christian is because of its book and not so much of its institution. This may not be the most doctrinally-sound thing to say, but I guess it tells you how the written word is really my de facto medium of communication.

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7-8

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