Friday, April 14, 2006

Metaphor


Dear Sage, The following prose is a metaphor, no doubt an imperfect one, of the first Good Friday...

"There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. Upon leaving its nest, it searches for a thorn tree and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And dying it rises above its own agony to out carol the lark and the nightingale. One superaltive song- existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen. And God in his heaven smiles. For the best is bought only at the cost of great pain... or so, says the legend." -- The Thorn Birds

It was the first page of the book you guys almost ripped apart.

6 comments:

niceheart said...

What a fitting passage for Easter.

I once lost a book, Without Seeing the Dawn, by Steven Javellana. My sister lent it to her friend years ago and never returned it. I felt so bad but of course I couldn't get mad at my sister. I searched and searched for a new copy until I found one on EBay a couple of years ago. They have stopped printing the book, but I was lucky to find out that EBay sells out-of-print books. Bought it at a discounted price and it still looked pretty good.

snglguy said...

May you and your family have a blessed and Happy Easter, tk... :-)

TK said...

Thank you very much, sngl!

Niceheart, wasn't that turned into a mini-series? Rey Valera's "Malayo pa ang Umaga" was its theme song. (yes, I'm THAT old)

niceheart said...

Yes, you're right. I've also watched that series on TV which starred one of the Ranillo sisters, can't remember now which one. I don't know why I loved that book so much.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

bing said...

very nice!

Happy Easter, TK! and to your family, too!

TK said...

Hi Bing! ditto!!

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