sophie whistles a happy tune
The Little Mermaid (c) The Walt Disney Co
take me to any city in the world, give me five minutes, and i'll hold the city in my hand. nope, not bragging. it's a fact that there are people who prefer wide, open spaces, and there are those born to walk the concrete jungles of this world.
i've lived in cities all my life, so it isnt surprising that i prefer a maisonette (within a mile of the museum and restaurant row) over a house atop a hill; like i prefer beef over chicken, winter over summer.
it's not to say i cant be a nature-tripper. i, as a matter of fact, just travelled the length and breadth of these united states, and came out much in awe of what i've seen while roughing it out. yep. armed with baby wipes and my pink lipstick, i took on the backroads and country roads in one great ride. i will never forget the breathtaking, alpine mountains of colorado, or the rose-coloured deserts of new mexico. and then, there were the young, handsome cowboys... read my lips: to. die. for.
i shall be regaling you with my swashbuckling adventures in later postings. ciao for now!
home sweet homecoming
Snow White (c) The Walt Disney Co
surprise, surprise, i'm back! you havent heard from me in two months and it's 'coz i've gone cross-country (23 states!), finished two humongous art projects, and best of all, went home to my family. i've talked about my great love for the east coast, but i didnt realise how much i missed the bay area. it's like an old shirt i cant ever discard because it's the most comfortable and most comforting i have.
this, by far, is the sweetest homecoming i've ever had. from being my family's sweetheart, to a rebel, into a sweetheart again, i can honestly say i love being ensconced in the family structure. here, i'm a loved one -- an adored daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and cousin. i have parents, a sister, a grandmother, 20 aunts and uncles, 19 cousins, and now, 2 nephews! can you imagine the noise and clutter we make every weekend? i welcome the noise, because it is twined with the passion for life that is one of my family's traits.
the best news of all... my grandmother's miraculous recovery. a month ago, the doctors were giving her days, weeks at the most. the nurses who visit her at home and her caregivers were preparing us for the time course of dying. now, it's the reverse! the turnaround came two weeks ago, when my grandmother started eating. from being distressingly sallow, she's now her usual cream and peach. she has also gone back to watching jeannette macdonald and nelson eddy. and has become very demanding! petulant, when she cant get her way. i adore her. it's like a hand wrestled her out of death's grip, so that many could witness how God works out miracles.
Jesus is the only life-giver. He sets our times and our seasons. He restores relationships. He restored me.
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