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30 May 2010 @ 10:59 pm
Quotes... Desires in life...  
"When I meet it, I reenter myself, fold myself again in my own skin. I'm cured of the space sickness of transcendence. It is possible that when we travel deep enough, we always encounter an element of sadness, for full awareness or ourselves always includes the knowledge of our own ephemerality and the passage of time. But it is only in that knowledge - not its denial - that things gain their true dimensions, and we begin to feel the simplicity of being alive. It is only that knowledge that is large enough to cradle a tenderness for everything that is always to be lost - a tenderness for each of our moments, for others and for the world."


Another great quote from Eva Hoffman's autobiography Lost In Translation. This part was just so deep to me that I had to share it. I have a slight clue what this quote is about, but it's mixture of emotions and just different way of expressing something is just utterly amazing. It's about her feelings when she realized about English in her life... From a Polish girl who spoke only Polish to a grown woman in a English society where speaking English was the only option... Having grown in a Finnish language myself I always want to learn new languages to express myself... Because expressing myself in Finnish became too hard... I have to speak it, but I try to avoid writing it... Because I know that when I express myself in my mother language it becomes so hard... I have actually lost my desire to speak Finnish... And since I have so much international friends, speaking Finnish with them is impossible...

I always prefer speaking English in what ever the circumstances... I really want to find a job where Finnish language is no longer required... That's my one and only desire... That's why I want to become an English teacher in Korea... Not in Finland where I know that I have to speak Finnish with my students... And since Finnish students don't want to express themselves in English in front of their English teachers it's sad that they easily lose their touch in the language... When if I teach in Korea I get to speak both English and Korean...

The languages I love to speak and love to teach others and want others to teach me... Now I anxiously wait for my university entrance exam results... Because this is my only desire...

I leave my academic future in hands of God... Because I believe in my heart that this is the path He chose for me ^^
 
 
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