Resbak time-A A +A
Monday, October 11, 2010
I'VE been away for ten days, out of my farm in the city and out of my chicken and geese fowls and human foul ups. I wonder if animals miss humans. I do miss my geese, especially Ishral, the gander who manifests symptoms of Bi-polarism (BP) when in a highly emotional state. In psychiatry and psychology BP is the new whipping boy in town. Obsessive Compulsive or OC humans have lost steam, hence sidelined. BP claims the greatest British leader Winston Churchill, Sinead O'Connor, the international singer, and even Einstein among its list of victims. The diameter of a dental floss is the thin thread that separates an idiot and genius. BP anyone?
Genius is often the term used to describe a Facebook junkie (Facebook is a social network operating efficiently and effectively in cyber space). Recently, this moron of a genius re-routed her flight back home. She was warned it was resbak (read: vengeance, fight back, repercussion) time of a high government official now forced to resign for reasons still unknown to many. She is said to have instigated the ouster. Resbak or not she wants to restback or rest her back from all the mayhem of wars and governance.
Genius is Sun Tzu, author of "The Art of War" which is now used in the corporate world, among the religious, and the academe. The mind more so the spirit seeks its own level, like fetid water or criminal minds have no place in an administration known for its transparency rule.
Men and women in government should toe the President's mandate albeit touted by Senator Joker Arroyo, former executive secretary of President Corazon Aquino, the incumbent's Mother, as operating like a student council. Well, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. maybe right in saying that they study more like students, precisely because the new administration is new, a tabula rasa. Should Noysky, the President apologize for his naiveté in the Art of Obscurity, who incessantly studies, changes paradigms, and thrash traditional politicians and court jesters. Those not in power, inspire jokes of the tragic kind.
I prefer a bungling leader with a pure heart than a smart joker with impure thoughts. I miss the Joker of yore. All humans have a price. Like Ninoy, my hero, mine is my life.
Genius too is the word I can best describe a friend who ministered to me, Fr Roberto "Bob" Casaclang, the brightest boy in our grade and high school class, now the Parish Priest of Bani, Pangasinan. Unprepared for this resbak -on-the run time, I didn't have much with me. He gave me food and clothing, bought me my toiletries, booked my hotel rooms, Ruel, his driver drove me around and as the religious always do, gave his one-on-one homily. I at one time thought I was with Moses with his Ten Commandments.
I am currently wearing Fr Bob's XL long-sleeved Collezione, green and white striped shirt as I write this column in Julie, my younger sister's house that keeps expanding on all side with my Nanay Gregoria 'Goring' Cruz-Diaz Valdivia beside me, smiling wanly in her own pristine world. She just told me her cousin Gen. Rafael 'Tio Paeng' Diaz, a Westpoint graduate passed on. I just said, yes Nay, he is a gunner and gone.
Genius of an angel too is my messenger of good news, Maridol Gonzales, a gorgeous lady, one of Davao's prettiest faces. She is highly spiritual with a clear vision of when or where women, mothers and friends should be, at the right place at the right time, and that is beside and often times behind their men. (Ang swerte naman ni Charlie!) Her text message received just now, "God is with you all the time. No place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now." Isn't she wonderful?
Indeed, He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything. Well, then the air is clear. It's time to go back to my CiTifARM. Meira and Ishral, Miti and Zato, miss you all, here I come.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 12, 2010.