in my vein, not in vain.

i thought of getting a tattoo before. i wanted to put a small star on my right hand to remind me that no matter how small i am among a million other stars, i can still shine on the vast dark blue sky… plus, every star is, after all magnanimous on their own, although not everyone can see it. and well, yeah. on those quiet low self-esteem nights when im on my own, i just want to be reminded that i AM a star.

and, then, a few days back, i saw this picture and i got drawn to it. i guess, it kinda told me how i want to be in this world after all. because, i am faaar from being the brightest star around. (as far as i know, the Sun will still be there for at least 5 billion more years.) but, deep inside, all i want to do is to be able to touch people’s loves; make a difference in their lives, no matter how small that can be. i want my life to be meaningful and and not superficial. and, one day, when i live this world, i want to know that im leaving something in the people i’ve met in my life.


  If I can stop one Heart from breaking
  I shall not live in vain
  If I can ease one Life the Aching
  Or cool one Pain
  Or help one fainting Robin
  Unto his Nest again
  I shall not live in Vain.

                                  – Emily Dickinson.


hmmm. but that’s too wordy. maybe i’ll stick to a simple small star after all. heh:)




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