we are what you say

The other night I had dinner with some friends and one friend asked me, “What do you want in life?” I paused. I have not been asked that question in a long time, let alone ask myself what I really want in life. I told her that I want to be happy. Another friend quickly added that my answer was too vague. And for a moment there, with a semi-chewed straw in my mouth and eyes darting from left to right, I felt obliged to give an answer to something I’m only beginning to understand.

I told her that what I meant was that I want to be content. I used to want to have my own business/gallery/restaurant/café… and in fact, a little part of me is still intrigued by the idea. But is that what I really want? And if I can have all that, then what? Will I want more?

I like how John Eldredge put it:
Contentment is not freedom from desire, but freedom of desire. Being content is not pretending that everything is the way you wish it would be; it is not acting as though you have no wishes. Rather, it is no longer being ruled by your desires.


That aside, I’ve also been getting busy with Sel’s baking business. Photographing food is not as easy as it seems, but tasting the fruits of your labour is worth the while—and wait!

Am currently saddened by how my Flickr account is running out of space. Oh well.

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6 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Y don’t u create another Flickr account then?

  2. ...

    ahahhaah…i was at a food-tasting and saw them trying to take artsy pics of the food and i was sitting there wondering how you would take them. hee!

  3. Kelvin

    gosh, this is like the what? 3rd blog of urs I visited? Haha..hidly ho potential future neighborino! Haha, sorry, i always wanted to say that! haha (that was Ned Flanders if u were wondering, =))wow, great statement from John Eldredge. =) Hey, Selina’s cookies are not bad actually, haha, and ur pics really do make them look good. Ahah. =) What do we want in life? Good question, I believe thats always a personal question and not to be dictated by what others tell u to want for ur life, haha. And I could sooo picture a Rachel cafe/gallery. It’d be so artsy, pretty and cosy, ahah, with lots of pictures of cats..=)

  4. Kelvin

    gosh, this is like the what? 3rd blog of urs I visited? Haha..hidly ho potential future neighborino! Haha, sorry, i always wanted to say that! haha (that was Ned Flanders if u were wondering, =))wow, great statement from John Eldredge. =) Hey, Selina’s cookies are not bad actually, haha, and ur pics really do make them look good. Ahah. =) What do we want in life? Good question, I believe thats always a personal question and not to be dictated by what others tell u to want for ur life, haha. And I could sooo picture a Rachel cafe/gallery. It’d be so artsy, pretty and cosy, ahah, with lots of pictures of cats..=)

  5. Kelvin

    ooops! I’m so sorry for the double! (now triple) post, ahah. =P

  6. thundered cat

    anon: am too lazy to make a new account and on top of that, subscribe to a new yahoo email address… maybe not yet but one day i might.pat: haha. thanks for thinking of me… i hope i didn’t embarrass myself in your thoughts.kelvin: not too sure if i’d be your neighbor. the owner doesn’t want to lower her price. thanks for spamming though ;)

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