God the Wise

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." Dr. Seuss

IF YOU are lucky, you will find someone who will sweep you off your feet. If you are lucky, you will find that someone who will embrace you and love you for what you are but never forgetting what you are capable of. That person will have grace and magic and the patience to deal with most of your frustrations and disappointments. Who will tell you that everything is all right or that it will be okay when all you see are grey clouds. That person will say, the sun will shine once more. And the breaking of day will even be more majestic and breathless. That person will hold your hand and will let go at the right moment. If you are lucky.

If you are lucky, you will find someone who will laugh at your absurdities and understand your weirdness. Who will tolerate your taste of music and dance with you. This person will stand by you and face the fire with you not minding the heat, not caring about the maelstrom. And this person will listen to your song and celebrate your words. If you are lucky.


If you are lucky, you will shed your tears without shame or explanation. Your heart will skip a beat when you see her asleep and you realize how lucky you truly are. Your road will be her journey as hers shall be yours. You tell her all that you are because you know that she accepts you without a doubt or any judgment. If you are lucky.

If you are lucky, you see her smile wondering what she is thinking but knowing fully well what her thoughts are. If you are lucky, you will find no need to prove yourself or show who is better or wiser. There is no compulsion. Your days are filled with gratitude and desire. Colors become more alive and the butterflies and brooks come alive. If you are lucky.

If you are lucky, you will find someone who will break your heart and tear your soul to shreds because she is one who owns your heart and soul. If you are lucky, you will find the distance between you is just a word or a gesture. If you are lucky, your anger for her diminishes when you see her tears and her pain. If you are lucky, you will find that walking with her through some shaded solitary lane is bliss. That holding her hand in the dark gives you light and hope. That knowing beyond anything, you see her in her light. If you are lucky.

If you are lucky, you whisper silent prayers because of her presence and her voice. She is the one who smiles, the one who listens to your fears and shares her own. She is the one who reassures you when she herself is in doubt. If you are lucky, she will shed herself and be brave enough to let her see you for what she is. If you are lucky, you will see her in her best and her worst but it will not make any difference at all because you would rather see her worst than walk in this world alone. If you are lucky.

If you are lucky, you will feel the depth of unspoken words and the truth of a smile. If you are lucky, you will know the simplicity of a gesture, the eternity of a word. If you are lucky, you will taste the sweetness of life, the joy of the moment and the gift of the present and the dream of tomorrow. You will realize that indeed love is all around, everywhere you turn, in each breath, in each passing step. In all that you are whenever you are with her. If you are lucky.

Happy Birthday Chona! You are proof that indeed God is wise. And I am so lucky He gave me you.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 11, 2014.


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