Three Blessings for October 8-9, 2011
1. We all need to rest, so we ask my grandmother to please close her eyes and go to sleep. She retorts, “How can I close my eyes, do they have doors?”
2. Since porridge is the only thing my grandma can keep down, I gleefully eat the rest of her meal. Steamed cream dory on a bed of sauteed vegetables with beef soup and a cream tart for dessert. A soft diet never tasted this good.
3. A day after the eye surgery, grandma is transferred back to her first hospital. It is my first time to ride in an ambulance. The traffic parts like magic when the sirens blare, and EDSA’s potholes seem to have melted away.
1. Near midnight, my Ian posts this on my wall:
For eleven moons we have traversed many a trail, fought many a monster, endured many a storm. I celebrate still the day that you bound your heart to mine, as I bound my heart to yours. Happy lunary, my love. Thank you for bearing with me. May we have many more adventures.
Almost a year. â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
2. The book study ladies manage to connect the following concepts quite neatly: immensity, hazelnut, sieve, box, immanence, nutella.
3. “Security is a myth. The reason we don’t experience it is because it doesn’t exist. Avoiding danger or failure is no safer in the long run than outright risk. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller