"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but
tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
I've been asked by some people about my attendance at the vigils and about why I have taken an active interest in this cause. I understand where these are all coming from. In my first post, I said that I would not be highlighting my political inclinations and I stand by it. There is a difference between the two, at least, in my mind.
I attend the vigils to give support to what I believe in. What stirred me to get out of my home, and go stand with others against the I.S.A., was a blog post by Antares. That same night, I went for my first vigil. I haven't looked back since.
There isn't much that I can do about what's already done. However, I can look to tomorrow as President Lyndon B. Johnson says. I can either win or lose. Until and unless I do, I'll never know. My conscience will not allow me to do nothing. This is why I attend the candlelight vigils.
In the course of doing so, I've discovered that all the emotions I feel, while sitting at home browsing the sopo blogs, were also what many others are feeling.
There are many people just like me, in the real world as well as in the cyber world who feel just as outraged at what has happened, what is continuing to happen and more worryingly, what may happen.
We never know when something we see or read or hear will touch us and prompt us to get up, get out and get involved in something that we believe in. Just as when Antares posted his blog, he would never have known that it was the catalyst for changes to my mindset and lifestyle. I haven't been the same since!
Therefore, when tomorrow comes, I will do my part.
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Tarmac (next to carpark)
opposite the Civic Centre, PJ New Town