Two days ago, another year was added to my life. And just as the year before, I chose to spend the day as quietly as I could, trying to savor as much peace and serenity that I could find. I suppose this is just a new kind of celebration for me. Something that I find so much more fulfilling for my mind and soul at the moment. Some may say that I'm probably going through a phase when everything I experience in life triggers a set of questions that make me ponder and wonder about the past and future. Even if most of them still stay unanswered.
Although my life seems to be quite an endless tale of quests, I'm truly grateful that my work is the one thing that has stayed consistently real to me. Not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars for letting me have probably one of the most satisfying and heart nourishing jobs that ever existed. At least to people like myself. To me, it is a sanctuary, a friend, a guiding star, a shoulder to cry on, and most of the time, a place where I can truly call home. It has grown with me throughout the years and will probably continue to be my true confidante as I carry on with the journey ahead of me.
I realize that life will always be an unknown frontier. I may or may not end up in a place that I dream to be, and many questions will probably stay unanswered. But life is a riddle, and I'm more than grateful to have something that will keep me standing tall, no matter the weather.
I hope life is kind where you are, my friends.
Note: The artwork above is my latest original piece, titled The Wish Forest.