Sunday, June 26, 2011

Not in a time to come

Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as to the Lord.”
(CS Lewis, Weight of Glory)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Granting happiness.

Somehow, something that eats at my happiness is rugby at Loftus Versfeld.

Loftus is the home stadium of the Blue Bulls. It’s just down the orad from where I live. When there is a match on, and I have to drive through the masses of cars and ‘freelance parking assistants’ and pedestrians, I immediately feel very annoyed and aggressive.

This does not happen every day, of course, and most of the time it has no effect on me. But when I do get mixed up in it, I get annoyed.

I’m not a rugby fan, and much less a Bulls supporter, which doesn’t help. But why can’t I relax and join the people in their enjoyment?