A future father’s & current uncle’s promise to keep

At this point in my life, I am both excited and dreadful to the idea of becoming a parent. I see it as the conclusion of one’s purpose in life. All the learning we acquired (and missed), with all the chiseling & sanding we went through, leads to this point when we will eventually chisel and sand the life of another and of which is from our own. Failing on this is one the few greatest fears I’ve been keeping.

I’ve been given a preview or a taste-test of how it would be when my dear nephew arrived. So since being an uncle (given the loopy state of my episodic romance)  is the nearest to my being a father I am making this promise to our dear Lucas hoping one day when he reaches a point of doubting our solemn love, he will be consolingly reminded.

Promise to my children

[I give credit to the original creator of this piece. So direct yet so sincere.]

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A parody on death

Death like so many other ideas is viewed in so many different ways.

Religion, culture, science, and even politics offer a spectrum of interpretations or views on it. It could be an escape, an excuse,  a salvation, a weapon, an argument, a point, a process, a form of control, a statement, even an entertainment.

Death is one of those things that never fail to put us in a Is this it? situation. It is so plain and simple and yet we couldn’t comprehend it.

Or wouldn’t.

7 Deadly Sins According to Mahatma Gandhi by Stephen R. Covey

Came across this while I was doing a quick search. It’s really worth pondering on as I seem to notice so many people now, a handful of them are close friends, who seem to confuse many things or ideas between its virtue and its benefit, its result and its purpose. I could give a lengthy personal perspective regarding this but I guess Stephen R. Covey has already did a concise discussion on each. Click on the link below for the texts.

So, all I could say now is, Spot On!

Wealth Without Work

Pleasure Without Conscience

Knowledge Without Character

Commerce (Business) Without Morality (Ethics)

Science Without Humanity

Religion Without Sacrifice

Politics Without Principle

Link: 7 Deadly Sins

10 Lessons from Einstein by Paulo Coelho

A list of 10 wonderful lessons from the amazing Albert Einstein as relayed by an equally wonderful free-thinker, Paulo Coelho.

1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

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5. Make Mistakes “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t be repetitive “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge Comes From Experience “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Post from Paulo Coelho’s blog: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/03/16/10-lessons-from-einstein/

Original source: http://www.dumblittleman.com/2010/03/10-amazing-lessons-albert-einstein.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

How about singing a song without notes

I’ve just re-read a favorite piece created by Karen Kunawicz entitled “What is the Sound of a Heart Breaking?” (you can read it here: http://pinoylit.webmanila.com/filipinowriters/kunawicz.htm).

With inspiration aroused in me – ironic because it was really a sad piece – I tried to do a quick search of other works somewhat similar to it. I came across this very heart-warming video that defines music in the world of the deaf.

Check out the video and see a world you’d never hear.