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.
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.