Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Forgiveness and Candy

my nephew, Gab, just had a run-in with Yaman this morning. this led him to cry on end, 'long-playing' as we call it. burying his head on the sofa, he just couldn't stop wailing until his lola brought him this tupperware full of cookies, candies, and lollies. not long after, Gab was still and moments later, was already coaxing Yaman (who apologized by bringing Gab a lampin to wipe his tears) to pry open his lollipop.

it is amazing how kids like Gab could be comforted with a piece of lolly. how children with their pure hearts and kind innocence readily forget a fault, release burdens of guilt, and just embrace forgiveness indeed as simple as candy.  is it possible to retain this kind of simplicity among adults after encountering injustice, betrayal, and just open hostility? can battle scars be healed indeed by just one bar of chocolates, one serving of skyflakes, one piece of lollipop enough to make us trust again our once-enemies?

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