It’s when everything has gone wrong and you’re down to nothing that miracles happen. Take heart and carry on.
“And life has a funny way of helping you out.”
-Alanis Morissette, Ironic
I never thought I’d ever love a cat until you came. (You as in all of you, but you’re the one who counts the most.) And I’d never love another cat as much as I have loved you. You have a special place in my heart which nobody else could fill. I will always long for you and I will always love you, my sweet child.
“Huwag panghinaan ng loob dahil merong nakikipaglakbay sa atin – si Hesus, kasama natin sa mga traslacion ng ating buhay.”
– Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Through the highest mountains, darkest valleys, and even through stormy seas, the Lord is going to be there with us every step of the way. Feel His presence, hear Him calling especially when the troubles of the world seem to drown His voice out. Be still and know that God is here. Viva Señor Jesus Nazareno!
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Whenever I feel like life won’t ever get better, whenever I feel like quitting, this is what I tell myself…
This isn’t how it ends.
I received a notification reminding me that today is my fifth year anniversary. When I did some checking both on Twitter and on this platform, I noticed some things. First, I am not sure when it is exactly that I started my personal blog. On Twitter, I’ve tweeted about my anniversary on both November 12th and 14th on two different years. And this 2017, I was notified today which is November 13th. Moreover, I only have two anniversary posts here on WordPress. One was when I celebrated my first anniversary, and, according to my post, I was ecstatic about it. The only remaining one (until today) caught me at a rather difficult time but I was thankful to have this despite everything (and I still am, of course). Well, today I’m in the middle of both. My life is far from perfect but I’m feeling hopeful. It’s both amazing and terrifying thinking about what an entire year holds. But here we are and there’s more to come. Cheers!
You, wearing glasses
I, hiding fears
Somewhere I never
Was ever supposed to be
Life had again, however
Played its game with me
A sea of foreign faces
And it’s yours I saw
Cold as winter is
The ice began to thaw
Although already sure
Of another doomed end
Your question, innocent and pure
Was this lonely road’s bend
I was a figure all alone
In the row far back
Seated on an unsought throne
Subject for one lonely track
But that question asked
Brought a new cheer
Winter has passed
And spring is here
You made your way
To the farthest rank
Sat next to me that day
And gave me your thanks
I wanted to smile
To look straight to your eyes
But I got afraid while
I hurriedly said goodbye
Summer is leaving
It’s time to turn this sheet
Autumn will soon be coming
Will our hearts ever meet?
It has been almost four months since I last posted, and it could be long before I post something again. There’s still a lot that’s been going on in my life, of course. These roller coaster moments usually propel me to write, which apparently I can’t seem to do this past year. I just cannot find the words. And not being able to write anything makes me feel like I’m not completely myself lately. Truly, there are so many things I have yet to discover about who I am. But if there’s one thing I am sure of about me, it is that deep inside the core of my being is someone who writes. Let me just find me, then I’ll be back.