Archive for December, 2010

A most beautiful gift this season

December 31, 2010

What is the most beautiful gift one could ever receive?

A gift so magical that it doesn’t fade with time. A gift so pretty and grows more beautiful every season. A gift that puts a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and serenity in your day every time you look at it.

I got a call from a beloved friend of mine next to whose house I had bought a small lot mostly, but not entirely, as an investment. He called to tell me about his  gift for me  this season.  “I  planted pine and olive trees all around the lot”, he said. “By the time your house is built here, the trees will have grown beautifully”, he added. “I would love to have you back here during your summers”.

I tried to take all that in: A beloved friend of mine would love to have me as a neighbor so much that he actually planted the land with the most generous and enduring trees as an invitation. What could be more genuine and more beautiful than that?

My eyes watered. How lucky a guy can be (with Sinatra’s permission). I have been speechless all day swimming in magical feelings of true love. That is the most precious and beautiful gift indeed.


Forever. -n. Unbearably Endless?

December 29, 2010

I don’t know how it could be done but I know that  some people  can do it. 

How can one go from being lavished with “my love” and “will never be apart” one day only to be a mere “Dear John” label a few days later? (Sugar-coating in the letter under the label not withstanding.)

Suspicions are ridiculed, doubts are dismissed. Then… Presto! she is magically leaving!

What I am trying to sell here is doubt. A dose of doubt, however small, is always healthy.  Surrender yourself totally and set yourself up for crash landing.

With Mr. Webster’s permission, “forever” in real life dictionary should include another meaning: Forever. n. 1. endless period of time except when used in context with the word love; in which case Einstein’s relativity theory gets involved and turns it into  unbearably  endless as soon as  one lover finds a new candidate for his/her affection. —adv. 2