Love Changes Everything

午飯時讀到下面的一篇文章:Why Love Is Our Most Powerful, Lasting Form of Activism – Courtney E. Martin, AlterNet.

閱後心情久久未能平復,可能因為想起音樂劇Aspects of Love的主題曲Love Changes Everything吧。

文中有這樣的一段:

Who you love and how you love them is as much a statement about your social conscience — perhaps even a far more accurate and moving statement — as the letters you write to Congress or the votes you cast. It is harder to be good to someone else. It has the potential to make them be good to others. And others are the fulcrum of social change.與其期望影響世界,可能把力量集中在關愛身邊的人,從而引導根本的改變,可能更為有效。再者,選擇對一個人以自己的方式付出感情,本來便是對身為社會一份子的你和他/她的改變的開始。能為愛而改變,該當是珍貴的。在商業掛帥、公義不彰的現在,愛既是心靈的歸宿,也是改變世界的力量。

你有多久沒有向你的所愛以行動表達你的愛意呢?把握每個機會,加入改變世界的行列吧!

Love Changes Everything
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Don Black

Love,
Love changes everything:
Hands and faces,
Earth and sky,
Love,
Love changes everything:
How you live and
How you die

Love
Can make the summer fly,
Or a night
Seem like a lifetime.

Yes, Love,
Love changes everything:
Now I tremble
At your name.
Nothing in the
World will ever
Be the same.

Love,
Love changes everything:
Days are longer,
Words mean more.
Love,
Love changes everything:
Pain is deeper
Than before.

Love
Will turn your world around,
And that world
Will last for ever.

Yes, Love,
Love changes everything,
Brings you glory,
Brings you shame.
Nothing in the
World will ever
Be the same.

Into the world we go,
Planning futures,
Shaping years.
Love,
Bursts in, and suddenly
All our wisdom
Disappears.

Love
Makes fools of everyone:
All the rules
We make are broken.

Yes, Love,
Love changes everyone.
Live or perish
In its flame.
Love will never,
Never let you
Be the same.

是作出改變的時候了

Podcasting是我近年對自己的其中一大挑戰。這一個小小的制作,確認了我的一大長處(即死剩把口),亦同時令我發現自己還有不少不足之處,更令我發覺自己已經變得頗為無膽。

年輕時碰釘太多(雖然大部份是自作孽),現在做事變得有點畏首畏尾,對現狀也不希望有太大的改變。然而,久而久之,身上所負載的包袱越來越重,行動能力大幅下降。進一步而言,包袱令我對自己的能力產生懷疑,進而令我對新事物和冒險裹足不前,固步自封。

是作出改變的時候了。今年並未有任何目標,就襯這機會為自己打算一下吧:
-五月去旅行前要減十磅。
-今年內掌握Get Things Done的精要,為自己公私要務的work flow作一次革新。
-報讀MBA,繼續進修。
-向心儀的女性朋友表明心跡,謀求進一步發展。

祝我好運吧。

延伸閱讀:
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GTD Gmail

Thank you for Thanksgiving Day

It is still Thanksgiving day in the US. While we do not celebrate the holiday (I am no American, after all), I still find the idea of thanksgiving a good one.

During the past two years, there had been so many people that pass through my life. Some stayed, while others moved on, most of them gave a profound impact on my future. So, here’s a big thank you to all of them:

– My parents and siblings, who supported me immensely sharing my burden, in order to have time to deal with my studies.
– My fellow classmates, for supporting each other during our Masters program; with their support, we managed to graduate together two weeks ago.
– Medical staff at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, whom had tended to my mother after she suffered a minor stroke, and at Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, where rehabiliation for her has taken place and is continuing.
– My boss and colleagues, who had give me unprecedented free hand in juggling with work and studies; without their cooperation and support, it will not be easy for me to race through the Masters course in one take.

Whether you read this or not, all of you deserve my gratitude.