Monday, May 16, 2005

walk the footsteps of a stranger

the weekend has past.. again.. another new week to look forward to. i had a good weekend altogether. on sunday i worked in the morning til midafternoon then met up with two of my friends that i havent seen for ages. even that i almost passed out on it. but i had them caring enough for me to get myself out of the house for coffee. and we had a great time catching up on each other. we expressed and let go alot of things. being there for each other. its true what nell said, sometimes we work so hard and being so self critical that we seldom take time to let go.. and its easy to take things for granted knowing that one person will always be there.. but what if it's not that way.

i realized that i learn alot from others. its the only way. no amount of reading and soulsearching alone will do any good to me. sitting around wondering and hoping that things will change or happen is never the best way. taken from the song colors of the wind by vanessa williams ' but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you learn things you never knew, you never knew ' . ponder upon those words and see if u can find the true meaning. i was driving with a friend a couple months back when he pointed out to me about this. and so i'd like to share it with you.

sharing among each other about experiences is the best thing i know i can do. peeling of the layer that surrounds me. slowly breaking the wall that at times suffocates me. accepting what others have, what others do. what i do, what i have, just as it is.

so now i clearly see, that the very existence of everything i have in my life is for a reason. every bad experience every good experience, every creature, every being, every pain, every joy, is for a reason, perhaps everyone knows that already. feelings are just feelings, emotions are just emotions, success is succes, joy is joy and love is love. friends and the people around me.. the sun the moon, the cat, the ant, the tree, the flower, the earth i walk on, each and everyone of them.. i thank you for all that u are.the best teachers in life :)

colours of the wind - vanessa williams

You think I'm an ignorant savage,
and you've been so many places,
I guess it must be so, but still I cannot see,
How the savage one is me,

How can there be so much that you don't know,
You don't know,
You think you own whatever land you land on,
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim,

But I know every rock, and tree and creature,
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name,
You think the only people who are people,
Are the people who look and think like you,

But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger,
You learn things you never knew, you never knew,
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?
Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest,

Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth,
Come roll in all the riches all around you,
And for once, never wonder what they're worth,

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers,

The heron and the otter are my friends,
And we are all connected to each other,
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends,

How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you'll never know,
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon,
whether we are white or copper-skinned,

Can you can sing with all the voices of the mountain?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?
You can own the Earth and still,
All you'll own is earth until,
You can paint ,with all the colours of the wind..


Blogger Eka said...

hai juliana, eka's here. we met at the tsc screening in LB remember?
i love the way you expressing your thought, you remind me of someone i really miss. like you, he really believe in love and life. dia siap tinggalkan a manual about life, love & death to me. hehe. i really miss him. :)keep on writing girl..

6:40 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

dear eka.. thank u :) of course lah i remember u! sometimes i dont get too confident and feel like what i do is not at its best.. but its because there are people out there just like u.. who has faith and believe in what i do and what i yearn for in life. thank u.. i'll keep on writing for sure.

10:53 AM  

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