Saturday 26 March 2011

Dolce far niente (Italian)

Now is 10.08pm, Singapore time and I am writing in the dark. Reason? Earth Hour - Beyond the hour! Hope that all of you are in the dark too (pun intended).

Prior to this, we have just catched a movie at home called "Eat Pray Love" (by Julia Roberts), a movie about a confused and lost soul trying to find balance in life by travelling the world and seek solace in praying and meditation... It's kind of a movie that will set you thinking for yourself...

There are quite a number of good punch lines in the movie and I quite like "Dolce far niente" (Italian), which means Sweetness Of Doing Nothing... Many a time, we find oursleves guilty of not finding peace (with our mind and soul) by doing nothing, we tend to constantly occupied ourselves with job, career, money, relationship, family related issues etc. It's kind of not really living life but rather "worrying" about life. I am not saying that from now on we don't need to care about the bread and butter issue and take responsibilities where deemed fit. But we need to do ourselves a favour by living dolce far niente once in awhile!

Some other interesting/meaningful lines from the movie are:
- Loosing balance for love is part of living a balanced life!
- Expecting others to forgive you is a waste of time, forgive yourself!
- American know entertainment but not pleasure!
(the actor didn't explain much on this but my own interpretation of the different is: "entertainment" will make you happy momentarily but "pleasure" will make you remember forever as there is a connection of mind and soul).

3 things that make we smile today:
1. Watched a good movie
2. Managed to carry out the Earth Hour + without fail (still in the dark now)
3. Both my parents are recovering well at home

What's yours?

Cheers and enjoy your weekend!

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