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Espina: Lenten thoughts

In My Diary

IT IS good to reflect on the happy times amid the fearful environs we are in at present. How wonderful to think of meaningful days with family and friends. These offer hope that we will all emerge winners in our fight against the dreaded Covid-19. Yes, we can view the healthy and beautiful panorama of nature like those posted by my friends Nelia Neri, Pinky Chang and Nora Muntuerto, the refreshing garden flowers of Nellie Chiu, Bee Smith, and the colorful music and dances of Cebu’s best artists.

As Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, “June can be had by the poorest comer!” And John Keats, uttered, “a thing of beauty, is, a joy forever!”

Yet we are still in our homes to protect us from the present health crisis. Percy Bysshe Shelley expressed, “if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

Timely quote, indeed. I feel the quietude and gloom of the hospitals. Then, I think of home and my family. I am saddened by the sudden demise of friends but I know they are happier in God’s hearth.

Cebu stands still. But there is life in the indefatigable tasks of our frontliners and volunteers. We are proud of them.


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