Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pieta

Everyday is an exceptional day, isn't it?

This day seemed to be ending in a mediocre fashion already. I was on my way home, riding a Jurassic old jeepney. I was thinking how lackluster this day is when an unexpected sight caught my attention.

In front of me was a mother carrying her sleeping child on her lap. All is looking perfectly normal between them. Then at the drop of a hat, she started weeping silently while gently caressing her child’s forehead. I don’t know who they are. I have no speck of idea what their story is. But that plain and unforeseen sight moved me big time.

For some reason, mothers have always had some special connection to me. I could watch a girl or a child whimper and still be apathetic about it but not with a mother. Laging may kurot sa puso. If it was somebody else I saw my mind would’ve run haywire surmising the reasons for her weeping. But at that moment, no presumptions entered my mind. Just the thought of how powerful and unrestricted the love of a mother to her child is.

So why am I writing this? Mother’s Day is way behind the calendar and there’s still two months to go before my mom’s natal day. But do we really have to wait for a special day to tell our parents and make them feel how we value them?

Everyday is an exceptional day, so don’t waste it.

29 Comments:

Leo Mar said...

I can not agree more. Everyday is a special day so let's seize it! This is a very well written piece.

Mokong™ said...

Yup..tama siya, hindi na kailangan i-celebrate ang mother's day o father's day dahil dapat araw-araw yan...
Nice post Badong!

I am Xprosaic said...

UUyy!! Nagsesenti xa! Burger naman jan! burger! burger! jijijijiji... pero tama nga naman kelangan ba may okasyon muna bago batiin sila o sabihan ng i lav u! jijijijiji

gillboard said...

Amen.

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Badong said...

LEOMAR and MOKONG: naku salamat!

XPROSAIC: ang dapat magpa-burger si Mokong dahil anniversary ng blog niya!

Badong said...

GILLBOARD: yes,father!

solace2009 said...

my heart bled after reading.

Badong said...

SHELU89: i'll do that

SOLACE: ganun talaga siguro pag parents ang pinag-uusapan.

Kelvin Servigon said...

nku, pareho tau, kung ako man ang makakita ng scene n un, iba din mraramdaman q...

elmot said...

oo nga, senti and mode dito ni badong ngayun ah ehehe!

pero un nga, we usually forget the ordinary things that gives us extraordinary effects

Badong said...

KELVIN: hanggang ngayon nga di ko pa rin makalimutan yun e..

ELMOT: naku minsanan lang tong pagse-senting to! hehe

Julehya said...

You are right about these so "special days" which I do not subscribe to them. Every minute of our life is a gift we should celebrate with people we are fortunate to have in our lives.

There is something I wish you did, bring the woman and the child into your life. Unfortunately in life, we just watch, keep the feeling inside us and just go.

Keep going

Badong said...

JULEHYA: perfectly put. i could not agree more.

Home Loans said...

Its Really a worth reading post:

Nobe said...

didn't u ask the mom kung bakit siya umiiyak? im curious.

love,
nobe

www.deariago.com
www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

Badong said...

NOBE: hindi e. di ko na naisip at hindi ko rin naman magagawa kasi. masyado akong apektado sa kanya. hehe

jan geronimo said...

Di kaya may topak ang nanay? Ooops, behave nga pala dapat kasi nag-eemote si Badong. ",)

Di kaya she's on her way to selling her child for adoption. And she's ridden with guilt?

Di kaya she saw on her child's face the image of her good for nothing husband? O di ba common naman mga good for nothing ngayon.

Badong, may sensitive and senti side ka pala. Ikaw kasi dami mong napapansin. Kung sa bagay, di na dapat pagtakhan yan. Ganyan talaga mga blogger. We experience life on two levels. One, as a person caught up in the moment. Second, as a blogger - taking down notes, remembering the details, figuring how to capture what we've seen on a future post.

Well done, Badongskie. May style ka talaga. Naiiba. ",)

Badong said...

JAN: naku, tapos na ko sa senti-sentihan. hinuha ko ngayon baka naglayas silang mag-ina dahil sa barumbado niyang asawa. lol..pinapa-pula mo na naman ang mukha ko sa comment mo. lol uli

Nobe said...

baka naman may sakit ang baby or iniwanan sila ng tatay. iyan lang siguro ang dalawang rason kung bakit ako iiyak sa jeep kasama ng anak ko.

love,
nobe

www.deariago.com
www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

Badong said...

NOBE: oo nga. nanay ka rin po kaya siguro mas naiintindihan mo.

Snow said...

Aww, what a sweet post. sob..sob...

Badong said...

SNOW: thanks Snow!

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gege said...

pssst!
natawa ako sayo yung nagulat ka nung ikukwento mo na kila catalina guya yung experience mo na 'to. kasi pagkasabi mo pa lang nang
'alam nyo ba!!? kahapon sa jeep...'
haha!
nagreact nako kaagad ng...
'oo. yung mag nanay...'
kakatuwa facial expression mo. parang yung pag-inum mo lang ng kape dati. haha! :))

haist.
mahal ko nanay ko.
SUPER!
hehe.
basta wag nya lang akong papakialaman sa paglagay ng asin sa sunnyside up para sa pack lunch ko. :))

Anufi, Patronesa-in-waiting ng mga Tunay na Veyklas said...

agree akez :)

EddieGarcia said...

Waiting is what makes us have regrets. I just lost my mother on the 10th of July but I always told her how much I loved her and how much she meant to me. I will never forget her, but now I have my dad to contend with and he's a handful, if you know what I mean. I still love him and will be there to help meet his needs. Thanks for the reminder!

Friends 4 Life!

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