T minus 4 days

24 Jun


I made a joke to a friend today that since I scheduled a US visa interview for Monday, the 27th, the rest of my life has come to a screeching halt. Bless her heart for coming back with “Do not stress about anything, not worth it” and Ecclesiastes 3:

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

I have not gone to church in a long time to the sorrow of my devout Baptist family but I can’t deny the soothing effect of these words. Not that I need a several-thousand-year old book to tell me that, yes, there is a time for everything – a time to for my husband to get his MBA or not, a time for me to visit the US again or not, a time to stay in Canada or not – but the lyrical words, defining the opposites of each event, seem so certain and full of wisdom.

But for now, I find that I could barely update this blog, comment on so much exciting tech talk and events, much less look at fashion to add to my favorite things. So, pardon my silence while I calm myself down enough for that interview.

Courage. Hope. Believe. Life does not begin and end with one approval or rejection from immigration (Darn, except it kind of does, doesn’t it? If you’re like me, you know the ebb and flow of emotions around immigration papers). Sorry, I got distracted. Again. Courage. Hope…..


5 Responses to “T minus 4 days”

  1. monica bistrain June 24, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    u can quote me Leah! no need to say friend. hehehe 🙂 and i stand by what i said, not worth it to worry about anything. except maybe the irs. lolz

    • Tita June 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      OMG! Moni! you are so right! but hey Susurrus…you will get it, it is written in the stars.
      I believe that happened to you because you had to married D, you had to start your own company, and you had to start your blog, and your book one day…
      Yep, everything happens because of a reason.

  2. Ana July 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    trying to understand how a blog works… (I know I am late on techs, but maybe now that I leaving the company I will have time to do this)…

    • sussurus July 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

      I’m sure you will do just fine. I didn’t know how a blog works but look at me now 🙂


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