Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Optimism, pessimism

photo by Alison Wynd in Geelong Advertiser.
from w
We smile and greet one another with a cheerful Happy New Year, hiding some of the anxieties, the regrets of the year before, the hope of something better to come. The other evening we had a magnificent sound and light show of lightning and rain as we drove up to Melbourne for the Fijian vakatawase worship at Chadstone. It reminded me of Dicken's words:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."
So I'm a both an optimist and a pessimist all at the same time and that's how I feel about Fiji most of the time.

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