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Photo Friday : Obsession
I used to be fascinated by snow.
Coming from a tropical country, I grew up dreaming of building a snowman, or sticking my tonque to catch flurries. I longed for moments to know how it feels to be in a snow ball fight or the glee to flap your arms on snow and make snow angels. I pursued the thought of white christmases and pine trees with patches of snow on its branches and leaves and every Christmas we mimicked this using stretched cotton balls on our Christmas tree to have that seemingly snow-effect during Christmas.
Lately, I realized that I seem to take for granted this childhood dream. I easily fell into the trap of people who seem to lack the gratitude for everyday blessings, those who get caught up in the chase. It seemed as though after obsessions are met, dreams accomplished, our plans achieved, we are off to target greater heights. We seem not to be contented with what we have or at least cherish the "now". Is man that obsessed to do more? to have more ? and to accomplish more?
I thank the Lord for bringing us in this new place, where all my childhood dreams are made to unravel and everyday I can choose - to do a snowman or just lie down and to look at the sky and be covered in a blanket of "dandruff from heaven".
Here's an obsession successfully made just today:
Steve Fossett travelled around the world - non-stop, without refuelling. Read more, blog-style here, and the account of the landing here. He made the record in 3 days (which happens to be 1 of 100 or so personal records) with just half a dozen naps and a lot of milkshakes.
Steve just after travelling around the world in 16 days SOLO in a Hot Air Balloon. Well, that's not the balloon beside him, that's me! (Winter 2003, Switzerland)