Thursday, March 31, 2005

Axel Munthe

Axel Munthe 1857-1949

“The wild cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.”

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts
And last but not least, here's my favourite~
"The gods sell their best goods at the cheapest rate. All that is really useful to us can be bought for little money. It is only the superfluous that is put up for sale at a high price. All that is really beautiful is not put up for sale at all but is offered to us as a gift by the immortal gods. We are allowed to watch the sun rise and set, the clouds sailing along in the sky, the forests and the fields, the glorious sea, all without spending a penny. The birds sing for us for nothing, the wild flowers we may pick as we are walking along by the roadside. There is no entrance fee to the starlit hall of the Night...." Axel Munthe (Extract from The Story of San Michele - Excellent!)

Dis and Dat

Zerlynde went babababababa the whole afternoon at Marina Bay. Quickly telehoned Kenzu to tell him the news. These few days, she has also been raising her palm when prompted by calls of "give me five", thanks to mum. How time flies! Zerlynde is now 7 months and 5 days old. Seems like only yesterday when I heard her first cry in the operating theatre.

Now reading "How to talk to your baby" by Dorothy Dougherty. Not bad, lots of useful pointers.

Found two white hair on my head today. Hmmmm.......

Thanks James

Thanks James for sharing. As both mum and dad were both beside me whilst I was reading through your entries, I read out to them that part about your loving them. They were both moved to absolute silence....