Monday, April 11, 2005
This Day...That Year
I've just completed 24 revolutions around the sun; the earth has borne me for 24 years now; 2.4 decades back I descended on this planet. Ok! How about, it's my birthday!
I once had a friend who didn't quite like the idea of celebrating birthdays. When I asked him for the reason, in a matter-of-fact manner he answered, it's bcoz we get a year closer to death. Bah! Can anything ever be more negative than that?
Today, I want to apologise to God, for the times I used to question Him for giving me a life so fraught with painful paradoxes, for the times I used to tell Him I'd rather not have been born at all, for the times I used to believe that He was plotting something sinister against me. But I've realized that no matter how miserable life is, it's a divine gift nevertheless. I know He'll never betray the blind faith I've in Him...for betrayal is known only to man, not to God. And I thank Him for letting me live...another year...to experience the grandeur of life...