It was in during the last week of December that I had a taste and enthusiasm for a new journal, at the same time a planner as it goes with a diary. I bought a brown-colored planner entitled “Navi 2011: Your Life Navigator”.
On the second leaf was a passage, it’s obviously not a poem, but without a title, without an author. Only a text below that said: ‘about navi’. So it’s about the planner itself.
I would like to share it here.
The line cuts appear the same as the ones in the leaf.
Every time I jump aboard a train, I am whisked
away into a myriad of possibilities, a lifetime of
chances, a journey of a thousand miles.
Everything starts off as a challenge – finding
that perfect spot, tucking in the luggage, and
riding the rhythm as the train lunges forward.
And there’s always that constant fear of keeping my
balance whenever I need to confront the aisle.
Thankfully, the window becomes my constant friend.
It reminds me of my purpose – what I am here
for. More than reaching a fixed destination like what
my ticket dictates, I am here for an entirely
different reason: to experience everything that life
has to offer me in this lifetime, or at least during
the entire length of another personal journey.
Like the moving picture right by my window, each view
calls unto me like an old friend I’ve somehow forgotten.
Its nostalgic unfamiliarity beckons me. Every blink offers
a new sight, every captured image trails a hundred of
thoughts, and every thought leads to an explosion of ideas.
A priceless treat for a relatively cheap fee, and
all I have to do is sit idly by the window.
I wish to share my overwhelming discovery to the
person sitting next to me, but alas he’s snoring his way,
all the way to his designated station – I presume.
As for me, the journey has started and it is now,
in this very moment, that I feel most alive.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s make the most out of 2011. 🙂