Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I still remember when a dear friend apologised for talking too much when we met because it made me wonder if I had given an impression of great suffering throughout the said meeting.

But, the earnest apology is unnecessary for I enjoy our meeting immensely. It's either I was a good listener (or a teribble conversationalist) or I, too, asked too much (such excesses cancelled them out).

On both accounts, I wished such thought would never crossed my dear friend's mind.

Still, there are times talking too much would only make things worse, irritate the 'audience' and make a fool out of the talker! As such, "Aloof" has been marked on my forehead to some because my straight talking (not street fighting) - which I would rather reclassify as being honest and open - could hurt a soul or two.

Anyway, I am not complaining because we have to say what we need to say and there must be a good reason why we are unable to say them sometimes.

I am called to share this thoughtful song by John Mayer's "Say", a theme song to "The "Bucket List", which perfectly encapsulates my idea of expressing myself.

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need to say

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say

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