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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Revelation and Haiku

Yesterday, I didn't blog. But, I prayed my rosary along with the video on YouTube, while using the restroom in our bedroom upstairs. Yes, I know, it's becoming a (daily) routine for me. Which is good, I believe.

Though I didn't blog yesterday, I did take some notes of my thoughts on my Composition Book. That is, while at McRestaurant in Chesapeake enjoying my McBreakfast sandwich with a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. But prior to having my breakfast there, I did visit the nearest post office to drop my mails off. (our monthly house and car bills, you know.)

This morning, after doing my routine, using the restroom in our bedroom while praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the holy rosary of our Blessed Virgin Mary, our Heavenly Mother and Mother of Jesus, our Savior, I had this thoughts, originally in Ilokano, which I noted down on my Composition Book:

"Amintayo adda sekreto ken estoriatayo
a ni la Apo Dios ken datayo ti makaammo."

Here's the English translation:

"All of us have a secret and a story
but-that only God, our Almighty Father, and we know."

I don't know why I thought of the above statement which, to me, is true to everybody. As I've mentioned before, each of us, my dear folks and friends, has a story to tell or not. We also have a secret, whether it's sad, funny, silly, embarrassing, interesting, devastating, controversial, shameful, etc. When we were younger children, we were told to keep secrets. And we've been good at it, unless there's a mitigating circumstances that force us to speak up and blurt it out, knowingly or unintentionally. As they say, "Truth will always come out, no matter what..."

Now, here's my revelation: I haven't decided who to vote for in the forthcoming presidential election, 06 November 2012! I don't know why I'm undecided up to now. Yes, I haven't made up my mind, despite the bombardment and proliferation of political ads in the airwaves, in all print media and TV and radio stations nationwide, and those scattered political signs everywhere in our communities, cities, etc. I may choose a new leadership or the current administration. I don't know yet. My conscience dictates me to be pro-life, because I believe that every human being has the right to life, that life is very precious, more precious than all the material wealth in the world. But because we have free will, I also believe in freedom of choice, in equality, and personal responsibility, and solidarity in the community. I need to pray and ask for His guidance. Hopefully, before November 6th, I would have already decided who gets my vote. Though we have this so-called Electoral College, I still believe my vote counts or matters. BTW, I'm looking forward to the first presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, on 03 Oct 2012 at the University of Denver, in Colorado. The moderator is Jim Lehrer of PBS.

Well, on a lighter not, my dear folks and friends, here's my simple...

Fall Haiku:

leaves are falling down
as their colors change again
to the ground they land.

cool nights, morning mists
with bright, blue, clear, sunny skies
pumpkins everywhere.

cool breeze from the trees
morning sun kissing my face
there is joy and peace.  

(c) 2012 by chris a. quilpa

Well, this is all for now. Until next time around, folks and friends. Take care and have a pleasant Autumn day, everyone! As always, I pray, "May God bless us all!"-chris a. quilpa, 02Oct2012

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