Saturday, February 14, 2009
I haven't had the chance to do a proper blog post for ages, because things have been more hectic than usual! And no... this won't be a "proper" blog post. This is just a quick update, for me to revive my long-idle little nook of the World Wide Web.
Firstly, I want to greet my family and friends with a bear hug and a warm smile. I LOVE YOU ALL! :) While I do not believe in Valentine's Day (I think it's just a huge marketing ploy of merchants... after all, this is the florist's and chocolatier's equivalent of Christmas), I do believe in love. :) And there is no better love than friendship!
C.S. Lewis said that "this alone, of all the loves, raises us to the level of gods or angels." It really is "the happiest and most fully human of all loves... the crown of life and the school of virtue." And oh! How I've been blessed with friendship, though until now I keep asking myself what deed I've done to deserve such goodness.
A highlight of my week (and of my month, and probably of my entire year) was meeting Meewa. Though we had only one golden hour together, the happiness and tranquility that remains in my heart knows no duration of time. :)
The little things I'm busy with include:
* Our high school play: Am directing it, what a challenge it's turning out to be!
Whew and I thought we actors/performers had it bad already.
* M.A. : Someday I must blog about my thoughts on Assessment in Music
Education and my personal philosophy of education
* Planning the rest of my life. (oooooh....)
Something happened to me this month... a real milestone. I lost my voice. I was put on voice rest for the better part of two weeks. I know now what it feels to have no voice, it may sound strange but I honestly felt like I was a ghost, like I didn't truly exist as a person.
I observed that during my "mute" period, people treated me more kindly than usual. HONEST!! You'd have thought I lost a limb or two, instead of my voice. I was both touched and embarassed.
One good thing that's come of it is that I was forced to choose my words carefully because it's so tiring to write EVERYTHING that one thinks of. I think I'm FINALLY learning to filter my thoughts, haha!
One more thing I've learned is how much of my identity is tied up with my voice. It is rather unsettling to realize just how much of "Gabi" is connected with singing.
This whole experience forced me to pause a while, to take stock and re-evaluate my life.
And on that note, I will end this blog post and blow you all some more kisses and hugs. :)
*toodles off to write an essay : WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BEING "WELL-EDUCATED?"*
Posted by teachergabi at 5:50 AM