Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy _others Day

You, yes, you, you who have her, greet her. Give to her what's due her -- a kiss, a hug, a Hallmark card. Bake her some cookies. Wash the dishes. Take her to the movies. Spare her your irksome, childish manners, even for a day. Better yet, give a simple, heartfelt thank-you for all that she has sacrificed for you.

Ask yourself, How old am I? Don't add, don't subtract. Keep that number exact, keep it in your mind. For that's the number of years she has cried, toiled, and felt happy for you.

Be grateful. Feel fortunate that you can greet her today, unlike some others. You, yes, you, you who have her.

After all, the 'you' isn't a mere literary device.

It's a revelation.


[Look for the revealing line here.]

12 Comments:

Blogger ia said...

Well I never imagined you'd write about this day.

***

It's like she was meant to be a mother, my mom.

I'll quote what my brother said after we had heard mass today: "akala ko birthday mo ang Mother's Day."

***

I won't speak any more. Where my head is about this day is not at all near verdant pastures or such.

This is not the place to chitchat on it, either.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

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10:02 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

(typo in previous comment)

ia-chan..? hope you are alright. :)

i never thought i would, either.

you're lucky, i tell you. and about your brother...well, that's damn funny. :D

10:28 PM  
Blogger drakulita said...

iccck.

your post make me feel guilty.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

to drakulita: ::cringes:: i was actually being a little bit too angsty for my own good, methinks :D well, not that Fate has really been kind to me :P

1:24 AM  
Anonymous AuroraBorealis said...

hey Cors, i got to celebrate Mother's Day in bora! not that i'm making you jealous, but...

....and one more thing. how did you go about figuring aura bree as a nickname? i'm really curious, coz believe it or not, aura bree IS my real name.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous AuroraBorealis said...

ah, but of course. it's written all over my blog!

sheesh! i am such a numskull... darn that wretched acronym thingy!!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

well aurora...you got it right..from the acronym thingy on your blog's sidebar :p

but wow, that's your real name? i tell you, it's beautiful. really. no flattery here.

11:01 PM  
Blogger kuya said...

i thought of you that day.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

jonas, hehe, i think i've become synonymous with the word "don't-mention-mothers-to-me", if such a word is permissible at all :)

12:55 AM  
Blogger transience said...

i gave mine a really expensive gift. she shut her trap for two hours, leaving me in splendid peace. LOL!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

trans, haha, i wish i could do such a thing. :P though of course, there's no reason to give her *any* gift at all.

3:24 PM  

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