Second Bloom-A A +A
At Close Range
Monday, February 25, 2013
FLOWERS, like love, get their full bloom or term when well taken care of.
Love, again, like flowers, lives to its full stretch when nurtured carefully and, yes, well.
The metaphor metamorphoses into a real situation where two senior citizens meet, get to know each other and hit it off just about at that first sight and beholding.
What is more gratifying to tie the knot with one who caught your eye (and heart) with just one fleeting moment, that precious moment of time which cemented the union of two no longer young individuals? Ah, but Love, you've got that mystique of defying nature and age!
And, as it happened last Saturday afternoon when Ador and Vida formally sealed their union, through the counseling of councilor candidates Tom Manalo and the seal of approval of Mabalacat City Mayor Boking Morales, done at Clark, Mabalacat City.
Visibly enthralled by the proceedings were the newlyweds' relatives, sponsors and guests.
Now, who says, courting and wooing is only for the young? The marriage of Ador and Vida is one to be remembered, if only to highlight that age is not a hindrance to meeting of minds, enamored at that and encourage the parties to agree to consummate that agreement into marriage.
Next month will see the emergence of campaign materials of candidates for the May 2013 elections: tarpaulins of various and different shapes, color and sizes, streamers announcing activities the candidates are engaged in or have accomplished, billboards of staggering sizes, also proclaiming their achievements, flyers and other brilliantly conceived materials.
As it is, the incumbents have the built-in advantage over the upstarts. In Mabalacat City, Mayor Boking Morales and his team must have the edge over the other contenders. The same holds true in Angeles City and Magalang, despite negative issuances from the opposing camps. After all, the incumbents in the mentioned areas were indubitably achievers and hard workers and therefore deserve another term.
As a reminder, the various schools in our communities should not compel their graduating students to pay excessive fees for graduation, yearbooks and other related school expenses. Lavish celebrations are also discouraged by no less than Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro; funds earmarked for such celebrations are better left saved for future contingencies.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 25, 2013.