Monday, July 21, 2008


No lightning, no thunder

Just heat and sticky arms

comes as a warning

How I long for you

Probably heat and sticky arms

makes more the yearning

The coolness brought in

Lost heat and sticky arms

Still, dust free morning

Do I look forward to

another heat and sticky arms

knowing the rain would come

Monday, July 14, 2008

Despair of Overcoming Chronic Temptations

“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptations. It is not serious provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience et cetera doesn’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes are in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give it up. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present to us: it is the very sign of his presence.”

- C.S. Lewis, in a letter to Mary Neylan, January 20, 1942