Fifth, From the Journal
The simplest thing in this world for me is reading in solitude. I enjoy reading whatever interests me. I read books; I read articles; I read people’s long posts on Facebook and Instagram. I like reading in the early hours of the day, in the heated time of the afternoon, and turning pages in the nights of the chilliest winters. Reading books have taught me to be patient in life and not be hyper-reactive. Reading has helped to realise that to be happy in every moment; one first has to observe then react because the reverse doesn’t work.
Every language is beautiful because it expresses peoples emotions. Without languages, we humans won’t be as special as we are. In every language, some words soothe us. I admire languages; I admire them as much as I admire humans’ affable emotions. English is one of the most spoken languages of…
Some are fascinating,
Some are troubling.
And thoughts leave.
And those joyful and painful screeds.
And then sounds leave.
Sometimes memorable, sometimes entertaining,
And sights leave.
But I remain,
To continue me.
I am immovable.
When everything I know leaves.
Only I remain.
If you’re a good speaker then learn to listen.
If you’re a good listener then learn to speak.
If you’re both a good speaker and a good listener then learn to lead.
If you aren’t good at both — be faithful to God and sleep.