Swept Out As Dirt

What costs more? A beggar who gives a dollar? Or a millionaire who donates a thousand? The thousand meant more. Who gives a thought about the heart that made that next-to-nothing spend a measly dollar?

Perhaps a dollar buys more than one could ever see. My dollar is well spent. And it is not a matter of claiming credit that a discourse came of seed. The cloud that blurs human perception and the interpretation of actions are many. But with repeated red paint over a pink spot, all tenderness now becomes a blistering sore. Does one take the humble stance and take a meek retreat? Or is it a time to cry injustice and claim the respect that is mindfully yours?

Who cares? Does it matter? What does it amount to?

It is one thing to be appreciated for the comic relief. It is another to be treated as the clown. Sometimes, being the nice guy and having the vastest of acceptance only makes one a blank canvas that everyone steps on. What I am is only defined by the pattern of their footprints. Those with the Prada or Gucci boots will leave me with an imprint of glamour by association. But really, I’m just a piece of plain cloth. Perhaps I should exert my colors so that dirt won’t alter my design. Expensive or cheap.

Yet, the grime leaves a spot. I washed it, and it is clean. Then another spill made a spot. I washed it again. Is it the carelessness of the people around, or am I a fabric that easily stains?

What if it was a fire that burnt?

The color can never return.

There will probably be a hole. That could probably be mended with needle and thread. But the clumped-up linen will only form a scar. Will that still make a flawless piece of clothing? A shirt? Or a skirt perhaps? Where do we disguise the pain as part of the design?

I don’t think a blemish should be accepted in a well and perfect garment. No one drinks cheap wine in a crystal glass. I thought the glasses didn’t mind. But they’d rather have dirt in them than supermarket-grade rose syrup.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. runecircle
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 03:12:51

    very interesting post. well written

    Reply

    • celebratelah
      Nov 08, 2007 @ 17:41:07

      heh heh… pain and love give use words we never know we knew :o) i tried to read ur post but it always has a link and it doesn’t turn up any content. are the posts locked or of limited access?
      and happy birhday in advance… :o)

      Reply

    • celebratelah
      Nov 08, 2007 @ 17:41:07

      heh heh… pain and love give use words we never know we knew :o) i tried to read ur post but it always has a link and it doesn’t turn up any content. are the posts locked or of limited access?
      and happy birhday in advance… :o)

      Reply

  2. runecircle
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 03:12:51

    very interesting post. well written

    Reply

  3. lyph
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 15:28:27

    time to come into your own liao..
    even stains can make a piece of art and scars can make for interesting relief.. if the perspective doesn’t suit you, find one that does..
    =)

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    • celebratelah
      Nov 08, 2007 @ 17:44:42

      yeah… i totally agree. so it’s either i change my perspective, or the perspection of others about me. but i’m still me so i guess it’s easier to change myself than others… everything shall pass, so nothing should be held too tightly to the heart la :o)

      Reply

      • lyph
        Nov 09, 2007 @ 09:22:49

        OR…. u can change ur environment… alot of times its also the people we choose to be with..
        =)
        stay around happy positive pple lar… if others start getting you down all the time… its time to get out!:P

      • lyph
        Nov 09, 2007 @ 09:22:49

        OR…. u can change ur environment… alot of times its also the people we choose to be with..
        =)
        stay around happy positive pple lar… if others start getting you down all the time… its time to get out!:P

    • celebratelah
      Nov 08, 2007 @ 17:44:42

      yeah… i totally agree. so it’s either i change my perspective, or the perspection of others about me. but i’m still me so i guess it’s easier to change myself than others… everything shall pass, so nothing should be held too tightly to the heart la :o)

      Reply

  4. lyph
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 15:28:27

    time to come into your own liao..
    even stains can make a piece of art and scars can make for interesting relief.. if the perspective doesn’t suit you, find one that does..
    =)

    Reply

  5. needfaith71
    Feb 15, 2008 @ 04:58:20

    Baring Our Torsos
    Hi Darren, you surely have used the quickest way to catch anyone’s attention in LJ. Your torso. Haha…
    这个年头,盛行赤裸裸、坦荡荡。
    Let me try that too, though mine is less impressive.

    Reply

    • celebratelah
      Feb 15, 2008 @ 06:10:58

      Re: Baring Our Torsos
      haha… bare torso doesn’t mean people would be attentive. i put up such pics to remind myself not to spend too much time online and hit the gym!
      it is not my intention to catch people’s attention in lj… the pics are more to wean myself off the chair coz i tend to spend too much time online… so, bare for the right reasons or we may be disappointed :o)

      Reply

      • needfaith71
        Feb 16, 2008 @ 02:00:30

        Re: Baring Our Torsos
        Hey Darren, that’s a good way of self-motivation. I have a weakness for sloth too, especially after a hard day’s work, so this is probably what I’d need to. Hehe…

      • needfaith71
        Feb 16, 2008 @ 02:00:30

        Re: Baring Our Torsos
        Hey Darren, that’s a good way of self-motivation. I have a weakness for sloth too, especially after a hard day’s work, so this is probably what I’d need to. Hehe…

    • celebratelah
      Feb 15, 2008 @ 06:10:58

      Re: Baring Our Torsos
      haha… bare torso doesn’t mean people would be attentive. i put up such pics to remind myself not to spend too much time online and hit the gym!
      it is not my intention to catch people’s attention in lj… the pics are more to wean myself off the chair coz i tend to spend too much time online… so, bare for the right reasons or we may be disappointed :o)

      Reply

  6. needfaith71
    Feb 15, 2008 @ 04:58:20

    Baring Our Torsos
    Hi Darren, you surely have used the quickest way to catch anyone’s attention in LJ. Your torso. Haha…
    这个年头,盛行赤裸裸、坦荡荡。
    Let me try that too, though mine is less impressive.

    Reply

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