Her proposal had nonetheless felt like swinging wildly at a ball, watching it sail high into the air, then moments later hearing the sound of breaking glass.
Again, she could not help but wonder if everything falls under a great scheme of things. “Am I a mere pawn in some higher being’s chess game?” as she would repeatedly ask herself. The uncertainty is often frustrating. Sure, there are signs, but more often than not, they confuse rather than confirm. “Are these sudden accidental fortuities telling me something I already know or something I refuse to hear?” It is difficult to not disintegrate every little bit of detail when practically the whole world is scrutinizing everything for her.
A part of her wishes to let go — is learning to let go. Because she knows that only when over-thinking is brought to a halt — on the affectation of actually just letting things be — only would realization truly come.
She has no idea what she’s doing, and she is unsure of how the end turns out. Yet the bigger part of her would like to believe one day, all these is going to make sense. So there she stood, welcoming mistakes over certainty — “I will rather go through this than run away again.”
“Why do you read so much?”
Tyrion looked up at the sound of the voice. Jon Snow was standing a few feet away, regarding him curiously. He closed the book on a finger and said, “Look at me and tell me what you see.”
The boy looked at him suspiciously. “Is this some kind of trick? I see you. Tyrion Lannister.”
Tyrion sighed. “You are remarkably polite for a bastard, Snow. What you see is a dwarf. You are what, twelve?”
“Fourteen,” the boy said.
“Fourteen, and you’re taller than I will ever be. My legs are short and twisted, and I walk with difficulty. I require a special saddle to keep from falling off my horse. A saddle of my own design, you may be interested to know. It was either that or ride a pony. My arms are strong enough, but again, too short. I will never make a swordsman. Had I been born a peasant, they might have left me out to die, or sold me to some slaver’s grotesquerie. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock, and the grotesqueries are all the poorer. Things are expected of me. My father was the hand of the King for twenty years. My brother later killed the very same king, as it turns out, but life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king and my repulsive nephew will be king after him. I must do my part for the honorof my House, wouldn’t you agree? Yet how? Well, my legs may be too small for my body, but my head is too large, although I prefer to think it is just large enough for my mind. I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” Tyrion tapped the leather cover of the book. “That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.”
An excerpt from A Game of Thrones.
I’ve been rereading. I finished ASOIAF up to A Clash of Kings, but then Yvonne sent me the whole e-book series so it felt only right to re-read back from book 1 just because. The physical entity of the novel may be different, but the plot is the same, yet somehow the entire novel hit me in completely different places.
Back reading, always a delight.
In one long swig, she emptied her bottle of Soy Milk Tea.
And as if for the first time, the gravity of everything she was doing struck her: this is the Milk Tea that will end all Milk Teas, bubble tea shops don’t stand a chance.
CHAROOOOT haha frieeeends! Sensory naman kayo :D
What: Soy Milk Tea
When: Bukas! November 28, 2011 (Tuesday) @ 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Where: The UP CHE Sensorium
Just bring your taste buds and for a moment, let thy Soy Milk Tea make you forget the rest of the world =))