Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thought for the day

I was unexpectedly asked by one of my students to fill out a form. Well, because we were in the middle of class--figures!-- I asked her to put it on my desk. I dismissed it thinking it was an absence form, or something like it. Well, I finally noticed it on my desk and decided to go ahead and fill it out to get that over with. But as it turns out, it was a list of quotes. I had to pick one that most related to my own life and feelings. I thought "Well, this is different!" You have to understand, in all my three years working at this school, all I've been asked to fill out were absence forms and rec forms. Anywho, out of all ten quotes, there were three that caught my attention:

"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."

"To be great is to be misunderstood." (I couldn't suppress a chuckle reading this one.)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind."

And then there was a second part that asked me to explain my quote. It was optional, but I decided I was feeling philosophical. So I wrote. --I've learned that in life things may go right, great, really bad or OK. Whatever life brings, I've come to understand that one must take care of one's soul. This is what will carry you through anything and all in your life.--

Can you guess which quote I chose? I wonder which of these would apply to most of the people I've known in my life...?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Daydreaming at night

So as I sit here decidely diverting what I must be doing by wracking my brains to come up with something interesting to say to remain off task (I love to write stupidly long sentences, ask my students!), I am wondering what someone my age across the globe is up to while the circulation in my legs is cutting off. Seeing that someone in Spain is seven hours ahead of me, well, I could assume two things. One, they are sleeping peacefully probably dreaming about their next sci-fi adventure, or better yet, living it. Two, they are in the middle of really bringing the house down in the local bar with their good friends plus some. Me? What am I doing? Thinking that I should really try to go to bed early enough so that tomorrow I will not appear to be hung over because I've not had enough sleep during the night. Of course what I am really wishing for is something like being in the middle of last weekend, when all I did seems to have been to go from one party right after another. I have not had such an entirely great weekend as this for a while. I must tell my friends to host parties and to get married more often. A girl could get used to a healthy life like that, you know? ;-)

P.S. It's my oldest sister's birthday! Feliz cumpleaños Adri!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

ASICS (yes, the shoe)

What does ASICS mean? Well, I came across this random fact today in the Tornados Running Club News Alerts page. Asics is actually an acronym for "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano." So, what does it mean? Well, it means "a sound soul in a sound body." Who knew? :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Written thoughts

OK. I will explain why I write the way I do a lot. I am a very thoughtful person. You are probably thiking that I'm saying I do things for people, am considerate, etc. Not that I am not (at least I try to be), but that's not what I mean. I mean that I like to wonder about a lot of things in life. Today, for example, I am enthralled by the fact that people find a need to write down their thoughts. Be it in a diary, journal, blog, or email, we are always writing down what we feel or think. I am, in fact, doing it right now. I wonder though, why that need to record it? Is it our own way of being recognized, of beating the masses and being an individual? Is it because we like knowing that by writing down our thoughts, we know that perhaps someone somewhere will eventually read them, and somehow you will have been thought of by someone? Is it our need to share our innermost self through a filter so that we are not exposing ourselves to direct criticism? It's funny, but I've seen that even the simplest person, who simply states does not care to be known and is perfectly content to be let live, even that person has found a passion in sharing their thoughts to others through what I consider to be the most modern means of mass communication, blogging. I wonder, is this our way of giving substance to our thoughts? Or is it simply our way of getting things off our chest? Now, there's a profound idea... :P

Monday, October 16, 2006

What dreams may come

I was thinking about dreams the other day as a number of people do now and again. I've had a couple of recurring dreams. I do wonder why I have them. Do you ever get the sense of familiarity when you're having a dream? You know you've been to that place before; you've been that person; you've lived the same situation; you've faced the same dilemmas. And somehow, you know in your dream that you will be there again. And it feels like home. Yet, when you wake up, the dream is gone, the memories forgotten. But despite this, that feeling of gladness about having been to a familiar place lingers into your consciousness...