Somewhere I have never travelled – e. e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

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There are times that I would read poetry. And this is one of those times. This one of my favorites, written by e.e. cummings.

A New Year Blessing

Happy New Year Everyone!

This is my first post for the year. I hope that the New Year brings peace, love and prosperity to all!

For this 2011, I’m still going to use Modularity Life for the theme of this blog. However, I will be experimenting on the color schemes. I will still use my favorite color, purple, but I’d also use earth or dark colors from time to time.

For posts or entries, I will try to be diverse as possible on the topics that I’m going to write about. Let’s see if 2011 will usher in new ideas and inspiring stories.Well, I do hope so.

So, let me end this post with Joyce Rupp’s A New Year Blessing:

I hope for you in this new year of 2010

That the single, most significant dimension of life is your relationship with the Source of Goodness who never ceases to sing love songs to your soul

That you find meaning, purpose, and vitality in what you do daily

That you treasure your loved ones and let them know how dear they are to you

That you make choices and decisions that reflect your truest self

That you look in the mirror at least once a day and smile in happy amazement

That you remember relationships are what count above all else – more than work or money, or all the material things we spend so much time tending

That you live in an uncluttered manner, enjoying the freedom to be content

That you keep your sense of humor when things don’t go the way you want

That you find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation
which constantly present themselves to you

That you never give up on yourself when others turn away or do not understand

That you are attentive to the health of your body, mind and spirit

That you take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to you

That you draw on your inner strength and resiliency when you are in need

That you carry peace within yourself, allowing it to slip into the hearts of others
so our planet becomes a place where violence, division, and war are no more.

Have a great 2011!