Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Riding on the Wind - Two Liners for Everyday Living (Series 1)

You can't tell where a sailboat goes
without keel, more so as the wind blows.

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature - School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com]
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday [www.pbs.gov.ph]

 Sailboats pass the ruins of a lighthouse, detail of a mural by the author. 

Now and then I jot ideas as they come spontaneously at work, leisure and even in the middle of the night.

Ideas are fleeting, they just disappear and are difficult to recall. Fortunately, with a notebook on hand, I was able to capture and transcribed them painstakingly into two-line verses. 

Here are some I wish to share in this blog and on Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-the-air) 

1. Wind, current, keel make a trio. 
only if they have one direction to go.

2. Love is sweeter after pain,
and perhaps never sweeter again. 

 3. Truthfulness sans kindness is like a cold, cruel steel;
kindness sans truthfulness is like a forgotten window sill.

4. That others will learn to trust you,
first, be trustworthy, kind and true.  

5. The greatest crisis ambitious men and women face
is loss of privacy trying to win a nameless race. 

6. When reality dies, it may become a dream,
and dream is reality again foreseen.

7. Kindness, however small,
is never wasted at all.

8.Patience is a virtue in disguise,
the art of the smart and wise. 

9. He who always says, "Yes".
is seeker of convenience,

10. It is always the big fish that got away, 
is an old story.  Lo! to the innocent prey.  

11. Unless cut and polished, a stone is stone,
like a gene lying deep, unknown and alone.

12. Ah, but what good is a rock when it misses
the essence of a clay on which life itself rises? ~

Definitions (By Jacob M Braude)
Miracle: Something that someone does that cannot be done. 
Obstacles: those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Nervousness: when you feel in a hurry all over and can't get started. 
Old Maid: a woman in the prim of life.

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