In life, fantasy and reality sometime do mix up. The result is neither truth nor confusion. The actual meaning depends entirely on the state of mind and emotion. How your mind and heart interpret them sums up the reaction in actual words, body language or in other visible form.
My vacation technically ended when I set foot on the grounds of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Nov. 12, 2006, 8:30pm and I am now thousand of miles away from my kids and wife. However, strange as it may sound, I still feel it never ended.
This vacation taught me a lot of things about life, family and of course about my children.
Simply put, my vacation is great! To use “was great” to describe it is inappropriate. The experiences and knowledge learned go beyond boundaries and time. They will always be present in my heart and mind until the end or until I get the Alzheimer’s or heart disease or both.
I’d like to tell you more about them – the experiences and things I learned but, I am sorry to disappoint you. I will not share any of them here . Not this time. Probably some other time. I am selfish at times and this time I prefer to be one.
Before this post gets nowhere and you realize that I am writing non-sense and which many of my friends always say “within the borders of the abstract and the absurd”, I would like to share one thing that I know many of you can relate.
Hindi pa ako sumisikat, laos na agad.
When my children were still very young, people used to say, “and so you are the child/children of Hapon“. Now that they are almost adults, the people who I met say “so you are the father of Maya or Iwel or Nikita“. This means that long absence makes an obscure or unknown person out of me. Ha ha ha…. Anyhow, I am extremely proud of my children and I am very thankful to God for giving me the chance to be their father, to my wife for taking me as is, her husband and to my children, for being the father that I am to them.
To end this up, I guess, this song of Bob Dylan – The time they are a-changin speaks of the real truth and the confusion better than this post.
To all of you, thank you so much. I mean it. This is true, not the one I am referring to as neither truth nor confusion.