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I caught Mom staring intently in front of the mirror, examining her face  and turning her head this  way and that.  Our eyes met. We laughed.

The lines on her face show wisdom acquired with age. Last night when we learned of Dolphy’s passing on, she said “magka-edad lang pala kami“.  She just turned 83 two months ago, almost a year  younger than Dolphy.  Growing older does not mean that you have lost opportunities that come  with being young. Growing older means savoring the gifts that life brings every day and enjoying life to the fullest.  One is never old enough to say “ah, ice cream is better than coffee.”

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Mom was watching an afternoon soap  (telenovela) while I was making a hot cup of coffee  and I heard  this conversation:

“Dapat pag mahal mo, ipinaglalaban mo, pero di pala ganun kadali yun, dapat pag mahal mo, ipinaglalaban ka rin.”

Loosely translated it means, “If you love him, you’ll fight for him but it’s hard to do it because if you love him, he should and he will also fight for you.”

So I asked, “Meron pa bang ganuong mga lalaki ngayon?” (Meaning one in a dozen, you won’t find a guy like that). Without batting an eyelash, she answered, “martyr”.

That’s mom….straight to the point 🙂

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