Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy, Jolly, Glad... Name it!

So what is the difference between happy, jolly and glad? Definitely there is a difference, but where does/ do the disparity lies? Is it in degree, reason, duration, frequency, period, or other forms of measure?

I personally believe that the descriptions of the said words are relative. The stated words are lexicographically varied, thus also dissimilar, as a state, among beings.

I have thought of this question as I read an email and found this picture. I then asked myself “What made and makes me happy, jolly or glad these past few days? Are they individuals or concrete and abstract things?” My answers were the following: my cats, encounters with my new chums, keeping-in-touch with my long lost friends, accomplishing a task and a good sleep.

I am interested to know the things/reasons that made/makes you happy, jolly or glad these past few days. I am hoping to hear from you--- or should I say, I am hoping to know something more about you. Have a good reminiscing moment ahead of you!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lovely's day

Today, August 22 is the birth date of Lovely Apple Rivera, a cheerful and dashing friend of mine.

Around nine this morning, I saw and chatted for a while with Love’s mother, Aling Myrna. We talked about my work---where I work, work experiences and the other high- paying jobs as good options for me in the future. I showed gusto about our topic although my mind was actually preoccupied with thoughts about Lovely’s birthday during that moment. I almost gave in to the urge to mention it but was not courageous enough to do so. I opted not to show even the slightest clue that I remember Love’s birthday for fear that it may bring back to aling Myrna related hurtful incidents. I threw and answered questions as if I was thinking of nothing else. But in real, August 22 constantly reminds me of the girl who loved apple and was the apple of almost every one’s eye.

“Love, I know you’re in God’s embrace…happy and contented…I do not know if it’s still appropriate but, ‘happy birthday!’”

I am entertaining the thought that Lovely is surely a gorgeous lady of 21 should she survived aneurysm 8 years ago. But ofcourse, she was a pretty lass...

Aside form Love’s birth date, August 22 also reminds me that life is too short to play it out of tune. It tells me to live life to the fullest every moment.