It’s funny how quickly we can make friends, how quickly things can change. So used to working alone in my room, feels quite surreal to have a good enough friend to chill comfortably with. Bursts of intense studying (the clicking of keys, afternoon sun gently streaming in, quiet swish of paper turning, the almost-tangible hum of silent companionship) accompanied by heartfelt conversations, proper cooking, random fooseball matches.
The warmest friendships are built from the coldest winter days. Day by day, like individual snowflakes they drift down… settle slowly, slowly to form a magical landscape.
“cloud watching legitimizes doing nothing; exotic in the everyday” i think this is one of the best TEDtalks i’ve seen yet– maybe it’ll appeal to you too! :)
a new clock has made its home on my desk– a startlingly big bright pink one which shouts the time in thick bold font. its quite a contrast to my previous clock, a mild one which flashed the time occasionally, and when you tilt your head just slightly to the right, the time fades away.
my clock has gotten bigger. my time has gotten scarcer. all of our lives speed by swifter. sometimes now, even writing leaves my with a tinge of guilt and its not nice. back in rgs, you could tell the ‘more responsible ones’ (no not really just a myth) from those less so by whether or not they wore a watch. wearing a watch implies punctuality, conformity (to the school bell) and all those time-related values. i myself have hardly pass a day without a watch strapped to my wrist– hahaha not trying to imply anything but i wonder how it’d be like to live without time’s keeper.
can you imagine how days passed before time was created? when the sun kept time pacing rounds in the sky and and minutes literally blended into hours. i feel a glimpse of that whenever i travel to the countryside– and even in bintan. slightly prickly-queer, strangely liberating.
thinking about time reminded me of this book i saw at kino a year or so ago (thank google)– i’m gonna read it soon!
Time is a “thing” that cannot be grasped, yet which undoubtedly exists. It is a “thing” which everybody speaks of but no one has seen. We see, hear, feel, taste IN time, but not time itself. We are sure we are grounded in physical reality, but it is Chronos — the Greek god of time, said to have ruled the world before Zeus — whose strange principles shape our existence. To confront time, we must approach it carefully, “peeling away” its mysteries one by one, distinguishing it from its various side-effects: duration, memory, movement, speed, repetition. Clocks do not necessarily measure time, for time continues even when we think it is running out. Time may carry us along in its flow, but it is a constant. It exists independently of we who observe it, who live through it, who grow old and die in it.
Today, the boldest look at time, and perhaps the most disconcerting, is provided by physicists. Scientists from Galileo to Einstein, and now in the era of anti-matter and superstrings, wrestle with the mind-blowing questions which time raises: Did time precede the universe? How did it start? Can we reverse its flow? Do several “times” exist in time?
I seem to be saying farewell to so many things (way more than I’m prepared for!)– be it through a grand ceremony, or silently in my heart– our principal, my school, my juniors in Prefectorial Board… Mmm not sure what to feel, just know a myriad of feelings
And here’s my tribute to PB, in the only way I know how– in simple, sincere, warm words (language is beautiful!) and in maybe in a poem or two.
PB has been an amazing journey for me– shaping defining me and hahaha I saw Gen’s video, boy have I changed over the years!! I used to be this derpy person haha I’ve grown so much, been an awestruck junior, a maturing year 3, shy new house captain emceeing impromptu gatherings, a leader, a pioneer of a project now!! Never thought I would be able to claim this but :’)
TBC! Gtg sleep now :)
BUT I guess a wonder of life is that i seem to be greeting equally many things! Be it the seniors I missed, my new school and campus, new subjects, the prospect of new friends, new CCAs, new environment… Whole New Beginnings!
“A new day is a fresh start, make the most of it!” “一年之计在于春，一日之计在于晨。” — I’m not too sure if they’re synonyms but haha whatever la!!
Kecil tapak tangan, nyiru saya tadahkan. So many people to thank!! :)