Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Equinox 2008

Dear Sage, Sabine, Sadie; Yesterday morning, we left the house in Pasig and after picking-up your Mom at SLMC, we stayed here at QC to visit my Dad and to take care of Kitkat and Boing. Ninong El and Ninang Jen are in Baguio to monitor Bigsound FM there which just went on air. The only one left in Pasig is your lola since your Ninang Di also left the house for her vacation in Tagkawayan. You guys played all day and upto around 10pm. When we were kids like you, we were not allowed to play, to watch TV, even to laugh out loud before black saturday. I really hated that. Those were very depressing and frustrating times for me. But the Days leading up to yesterday were even more depressing, and frustrating, and disappointing compared to those in yesteryears.

BUT...

Yesterday was March 20, 2008. It is the vernal or spring equinox of this year. An equinox is one of two days in a year when night and day equally share the limelight, which means they both have 12 hours each to reign over the heavens. Since I've had my share of days na "kasuklamsuklam" then maybe, just maybe, to balance things out, much better days are ahead. dapat naman maging "equal" (kaya nga EQUInox e.)

Makataya nga ng 10pesos sa Lotto. Pero teka lang. Good Friday nga pala ngayon.

Two Years Ago I wrote a blog entry about a Prose that mirrors the event that we are remembering today- Christ's sacrifice on the cross, the sacrifice for Love. It's from the book "Thorn Birds" . I think it's appropriate to re-post it here.

"There is a legend about a bird
which sings just once in its life
more sweetly than any 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
against the longest, sharpest spine.
And dying, it rises above its own agony
to out-carol the Lark and the Nightingale.

with ONE, superlative song-- Existence the price.
Yet 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."--Ralph Cardinal DeBricassart

May the Glory of Easter Morning, and the mornings to come after that, more than balance the Gloom of Good Friday and the days leading up to it.

5 comments:

beatburn said...

what i learned about passion is it's an equal combination of pleasure and pain, without one it will never be.

the only way to the good side of the force is through an acceptance of pain.

errr... maybe that's why they are going to the beach to 'suffer' under the scorching heat of the sun.

dhes said...

tk! nung bata pa kami at buhay pa lola namin, ganyan din... lalo na pag byernes santo... bawal magharutan... bawal maglaro... ang katapat kurot sa singit! nakakainis nung mga panahon na yon! haha

TK said...

Beat> right now the "pasyon" is still ringing in my ears. they are still singing it. hanggang 3pm. I am tempted to get large speakers and point it to their direction while my PC plays classical music (Bon Jovi's KEEP THE FAITH album) in full blast.

Dhes> at off the air lahat ng TV at Radio noon. ang masasabi lang natin ngayon... MABUHAY ANG INTERNET!!!

May you both have... May you ALL have a Glorious Easter!

Rudy said...

Yeah! Thank God for the internet AND cable tv... they are such life savers.

Advanced Happy Easter, pare.

atticus said...

got stuck in traffic at nlex. wasn't able to hit the beach, the resort ran out of rooms. suffering ba ang tawag doon?

(at least ngayon hindi na kami pinatutulog lang pag good friday. those were the days. hay.)

happy easter!

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