February 09, 2007

dead-ends

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Given a choice, would we consciously go down a path that is known to be a dead-end? I don't know about most of you, but my initial answer to this would be no . No one in their right mind chooses to go down a dead-end. It leads to no-where, there is no future, ya-da... ya-da... ya-da. Reasonable people choose a path for their lives; it is only when you are lost that you end up in a dead-end. Only losers choose paths that lead to nowhere. So stammers the indignation of the temple of rationality.

But as I reflect upon this and reflect upon my life, it comes to me that many of my happy moments only occurred because I "inadvertently" went down a dead-end. Many good things don't reveal themselves unless you travel down that road that most others ignore. Is that why happiness rarely stops at my door? Is it because I never choose to get lost? On the other hand, all my well-laid plans and meticulous dedication to constructing the future, all seem weirdly odd now. Unlike the swirls of paint that Picasso throws on his canvas, my visions of the future are always straight and narrow. And how many of them have turned out as expected? not too many. Reality always turns out distorted and just can't seem to be drawn with straight lines.

Now I am back to the question: would you consciously go down a dead-end path?

Posted by Hoang at 11:18 AM | 2 Comments | Common Sense

February 07, 2007

It's Good to be in Love

    I don't know where to start
    Say I'm tired or throw a party
    These cucumber eyes are lying the more that I smile
    about it.
    And all of my clothes feel like somebody's old throwaways
    I don't like it.
      
            It's good to be in love.
            It really does suit you
            Just like everything.
            I'm happy you're in love,
            'Cause every colour goes where you do.
      
    I'm adoring you.
    It's all good.
    You're so beautiful.
    I'm black and blue all over.
    You're breaking my flow, how could you know what I'm saying
    about it
    When all of my clothes feel like somebody's old throwaways.
    I don't like it
      
            It's good to be in love.
            It really does suit you
            Just like everything.
            I'm happy you're in love,
            'Cause every colour goes where you do.
      
    I feel so powerless
    I've got to stop it somehow
    oh come on, what can I do?
      
    Why's it happening?
    How's it happening without me?
    Why's it happening?
    How's it happening that he feels it without me?
      
            It's good to be in love.
            It really does suit you
            Just like everything.
            I'm happy you're in love,
            'Cause every colour goes where you do.
              
            'Cause every colour goes where you do... 

Frou Frou

Frou Frou - It's good to be in love on YouTube

If you can hear the acoustic piano version from Alice Music Volume 7 , it would simply take your breath away.

Posted by Hoang at 09:33 PM | Add the first comment | Music