Tuesday, January 06, 2015

that old man walking out

from the corner of my eye, I saw him. the old man. he was leaning heavily on his cane. he was walking slowly but purposefully. his steps were sure. his back was so bent from the weight of some unseen huge burden.  he had his head bowed. although his head was hooded, strands of his long, unkempt, white hair still managed to flow out from under the hood. I was guessing he was bearded as well. long, pale-white beard. a regular Merlinesque old guy.

where's he going? 

of course, he's on his way out.  out from our lives. his name's 2014, by the way, and he's just twelve months old, but, look at him -- he's tired, he's beat, he' sad.   he feels, he knows there were more bad things than good things that happened during his sojourn with us.

more devastating calamities, super typhoons, record-breaking climate changes,
more unwarranted deaths, more unwanted births,
more instances of man's inhumanity to man,
more hate than love, 
more turmoil than peace.

i saw when he cast this furtive glance at this little kid by the wayside. so innocent looking, so full of promise. his name's 2015. 

" do better than me, kid! " 

that's what that fleeting glance told. it was but a moment's eye contact. the old guy allowed himself to disappear in the confusion of the fireworks's mesmerizing lights and the deafening roar of firecrackers.

it is my hope that the little kid understood.  it is my fervent prayer.

6 comments:

~bani said...

Wishing you the best of 2015! =)
Love and light

sito saguid said...

thanks for the visit, dear friend. we'll all have a fine 2015.
I hope I'll be able to write more often now.
Here's to Life, Light, and Love!

cheeza canlas said...

What a nice blog!

sito saguid said...

Chi, i see you have not forgotten me. Regards to you and the family. Glad you liked the post.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Sito;

Like a great bottle of wine saved for a special occasion, you appear, then add flavour to my day. I must apologise brother for not stopping by sooner, it has been a busy time of late.

This revelation of your return brings to me fond memories of how pleasurable it is to enjoy your work.

I hope you and your family are enjoying a good life. I imagine your daughter must be just about done with her schooling and that her new guitar is now considered an old friend. Best wishes to you all.

Welcome back brother, let us pick up right where we left off, with love, peace and joy.

In Lak' ech, prosper with love... live with joy....

sito saguid said...

Brother Chris

From this far off land to you I extend a warm brotherly hug. Thanks for finding time to visit 'midst the 'busyness' of life.
The family is well. The daughter is done with the studies and had landed a job. She is on her way to learn Life.
Haha, the new guitar is a dear old friend now.
Thanks for this warm welcome!