Saturday, June 5, 2010
Savoring Scents and Sounds
SAVORING SCENTS AND SOUNDS
by Arlene Ariston
Maybe it’s just too much of being alone that makes me a little introspective, an awkward silence broken by the steady hum of the fan and a gentle gust of wind playing with the shell chimes outside my window – a sense of deja vu. It feels like those times when you cling to the memory of a dream before it fades and dies.
A timid smile might mean a start of renewed friendship or a beginning of a lifetime commitment, but somehow, we’ve got to learn that a YES is not a promise and a promise is not a vow.
Somehow, we’ve got to know that a simple NO does not mean rejection but a mere anticipation of better things to come.
Somehow, we’ve got to realize and accept that permanence might just be an illusion. In this life, there is always a challenge to overcome. Avowals of love today maybe words of hatred tomorrow.
That there is a difference between a friend who listens from someone who talks too much. Sometimes, it’s mere togetherness that counts.
That it is better to admit you were wrong than say it wasn’t your fault.
That trials and sufferings can strengthen the soul and success is inspired by ambition to reach one’s goal.
That it does not mean that God does not answer our prayers but it’s because He has better plans.
We call unbelievable things miracles but it’s God saying, “my daughter, I am her