No, no, don’t get me wrong. this is not the traditional rambling of a sixty year old me. I’ve let go of those emotions long ago.
I am talking about the changing months. Yes, it seems like it was just yesterday when I greeted the month of April . Holy Week, Easter, Mom’s birthday – the only occasions that marked this month and it is going, going again for us to greet another month.
Really looking forward to May. It’s the height of the summer months or as PAGASA says, it is the height of the dry weather here. My goodness, a 34°C is still hot but most afternoons, the wind blows north. I haven’t touched our garden in almost a month except to water the plants every day. One thing I like about summer though are the fruits that abound. You can buy them by the kilo but some still cost much. last week I saw a vendor selling duhat. In English, they call it java plum but in the vernacular, we call it lomboy. I haven’t tasted lomboy in so many years. They were exposed to the morning sun and these fruits are sensitive to heat. Much as I want to, I didn’t buy. I bought star apples instead. Star apples taste great when they are cold.
Reading during these days is such a dream. Since going out is limited to grocery shopping, marketing and attending church, there is always plenty of time to read. There are so many quotes I’ve jotted down so far. They keep me glued to those books I find at random. I am experimenting with new authors. Are you fond of quotes?
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – thornton wilder
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. – martin luther king
There are more moments in life when the heart is full of emotions, that if by chance it would be shaken or into its depths like a pebble drops some careless words, it overflows and its secrets, spilt on he ground like water, can never be gathered together. – henry wadsworth longfellow
Give all to love, obey thy heart. – ralph waldo emerson
Bring your secrets, bring your scars, unpack your heart – philip phillips
I am reading another book by Michael Palmer. Getting hooked again with this author. Really, April is rapidly coming to a close.