Posted in family life, journeys, life, thoughts, thoughts and ramblings, tagged family life, journeys, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts on March 30, 2017|
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Gosh, it is the end of the month again and I’m like “where have all the days gone?” Time flies so fast and before we know it, another month is gone.
March has been a little active socially , that is. We’ve attended a wedding, Nate’s graduation and a dinner at Dampa Seaside. It is always a thrill to see relatives and friends who you haven’t gotten in touch with for quite a while. It is always nice to bond with one’s family and enjoy some moments singing together in a karaoke bar belting your heart out for a favorite song. It is always lovely to see other places aside from the four walls of the house. I am not complaining, it’s just that I seldom go out with friends nowadays. It is always church, market, grocery store, malls and a monthly visit to my internist. It is more on being online to update my blog on WordPress and to update my shout outs on Facebook. It is most of the time holding a book in my hands or reading a story on my tab. I do enjoy those quiet moments though, they are quite precious to me.
I am thinking of buying a camera. My recent Canon Ixus is dying. The screen is dark at the edges and I haven’t taken any photo for the last six months or so. It is always Nissa who sends me those lovely shots in her expensive cellphone. I miss taking shots of my garden blooms. I also miss gardening but sometimes it is so hot even in the late afternoon with nary a breeze to cool it off. It’s undoubtedly summer now.
It is almost April. Gone are those days when I used to blog about month endings and beginnings. It was a religious undertaking for quite a while. Blogging – sharing life and one’s thoughts in cyberspace. I’ve always enjoyed it, turning my thoughts into a few sentences and writing a post.
There are these apps on other sites linked at Facebook where you are asked to take (just for fun). They tell you who is your best friend in life, what will happen to you in 2017, what you will look like twenty years from now (if you are still alive, that is). Seems as though they know too much of your life based on the things and profile you share on Facebook. I tried one once, about Grammar and I got this result. “You are a PhD”. I laughed. Goodness, I haven’t even taken any graduate studies at that. I finished BSC Economics though almost forty years ago.
When tomorrow comes, we still have lots of thing to share and talk about. We still have those lovely moments to experience, we still have those days to look forward to.
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I was a student librarian for almost three years when I was in college. I guess those were the best student days of my life. My colleagues and I had the perfect opportunity to befriend everyone, mostly fellow students, some from my high days and college professors as well. I was initially assigned at the Humanities Section of the Main Library in our university so you can guess that we had those Philosophy, Psychology, Ethics, Literature and Fiction books. It was there that I really learned to read a lot. It was followed up by a brief assignment at the Asian Section where I learned to appreciate Asian history, literature, paintings from Asian countries and such. It was there I met Kahlil Gibran thru his books and until now I am still a fan. One of my favorite books of all time is The Prophet. Gibran is a Lebanese-American artist and philosopher. The Prophet I think is his masterpiece and is a most loved book of all time. I digress, when I was at the Asian Section, I got so engrossed about the history of World War II, how Japan was bombed by the US which ended the war. It was a lovely place to be.
Why I love the quiet?
I was trained early in life to appreciate silence. Back in the library,we talk when students find books or they borrow one. We didn’t talk much with other students. They knew that they were there to appreciate the silence too and to study. Even now, I get to be alone a lot, time to reflect and to read, or time to assess what is happening around. I am not much into watching television except during news and hearings at the Senate floor. I love what the silence and the quiet bring. I love to be alone most of the time. I love that I can program my household activities to the max.
What about you, do you love the quiet too?
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Posted in reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, thoughts and ramblings, tagged journeys, life, reflections, silence speaks, the art of letting go, thoughts on March 1, 2017|
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Maybe when –
I couldn’t see you anymore
Nor touch your face with my fingertips
I may learn somehow
the way it was before.
Maybe when –
I couldn’t call your name anymore
Nor see the the sun shining on your face
I may perhaps learn
the way it used to be.
Maybe when –
Things get rough somehow
and you turn a blind eye
to everything that was
maybe that will be the time
I have to let go.
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Posted in family, family life, journeys, tagged a bit of myself, family life, gift, journeys, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts and ramblings on February 22, 2017|
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I went back to my doctor yesterday after a series of blood tests which I’ve undergone over the weekend. He interpreted the results and said “”they are all normal, ang galing ng doctor ano?” I just smiled and thanked him for the medications he prescribed earlier. My blood pressure has significantly gone down and so was my blood sugar level. It is quite hard to have your blood extracted every week , it is a bit harder to go on fasting for several hours too. I have to continue with my medications though for another month until further check-up.
Sometimes, I wonder about the “what ifs” in my life. What if I didn’t feel that sudden blinding headache and body malaise then I won’t have those weekly laboratory tests and doctor visits. What if I did exercises every day then I won’t have to suffer and limit my movements now. What if I got conscious of what I ate before then probably, I won’t have to limit my intake of fatty and starchy food.
We do all have those questions . At some time in our lives, we feel those blinding curves that make us weak in the process. It might not just be physical but mentally as well. We dwell on the what if. What if I did this or I did that? We never would know the repercussions of what we are doing right or wrong until we are in that situation. We could never assure ourselves that everything would be okay as well. We are all responsible though with the outcome whether it was a wrong decision for us or not. When we encounter things that we didn’t think of that will happen, we don’t know what to do.
It’s been a lesson learned for me and I learned it well. At my age, I anticipate some body weakness maybe at a later date or time but not this. Although most of the family members up to the third degree are prone to high blood pressure, I haven’t heard of one who has elevated blood sugar. I am a cancer survivor that is why I am a little wary when it comes to my health. It might come back any time or (thank God) it might not. It might choose to appear in other organs of my body. Those are the “what ifs” that I sometimes ask myself.
Life is a wonderful gift. Treasure it.
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