October 10, 2005


The past four days have been enlightening, and at the same time elevating. I attended a residential seminar titled LACS (Liberty, Art, and Culture Seminar) organized by the NGO CCS (Center for Civil Society). Over the hectic four days where the intellectual sessions started from 9 a.m. and continued till 10 p.m. (with a half an hour break between each 2 hours), we interacted with people from diverse fields like economics, politics, law, sexuality, to discuss on sexual freedom, personal freedom, political freedom, artistic freedom, and economic freedom! It was a mind blowing experience, and the best thing was that I lived through it without falling ill, which I think is because I had people to interact with who had "made the same choices" as I had ;)

I not only interacted with the professors there, but also conversed with people who had the same open mind with the urge to change (inside and outside) by questioning, and I got to know some really cool people. I especially got really close to one girl not only because we shared our cigarette breaks together, but also because we had a lot to share on a personal, spiritual, and intellectual level. I feel as if I have been given a new life, have been reincarnated, with the strength to fight for change (something which I was in conflict with as in the last blog post). But I would also like to quote what I believe in, as what one of the speakers said there, that after so many years of his life he realized that the only people in which we can bring about a change in is ourselves.

Carpe Diem!

Posted by puzli at October 10, 2005 09:24 AM


My ever so sweet Puzli,
In this blog you have discovered the very few essentials of human existence. People need other people(not only those who have made the same choices as you have) to discuss, defend, refute the ideology which they embrace.(No man is an island.)
You have met a woman who has touched your mind, your senses, your entire personna, apparently for the first time. How wonderful!!
Most, most, most importantly you have discovered the most important reality of life.(At least as I see it.) Happiness must come from within. Only you can produce this elusive feeling within yourself. Those who wait patiently, believing that some day happiness will arrive at their door saying,"Here I am at last." may never live to hear those words which are an illusion, a fantasy born of desperation.
Yes, indeed, my brilliant and passionate friend, CARE DIEM!
Joyfully, Paula

Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at October 10, 2005 06:42 PM

How embarrassing for an ancient English teacher to miss a typo in her proofreading.
Of course I meant, CARPE DIEM!!!!!
Be kind. I am old and feeble.(he,he)

Posted by: Paula Kirkpatrick at October 10, 2005 06:46 PM

hey paula!
ur one of the sweetest people i've in my life today. take care

Posted by: puzli at October 10, 2005 08:58 PM

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