Sunday, September 23, 2007

Silas Anecdote

After reading Kei's post on House Blues I plunged deeper in to depression. I just miss Silas so much. To help make me feel better I am blogging about this conversation with Silas back when he was still my little boy. He's still our boy but he's the Kuya now. I love that kid....

Me (showing off to the only person who would believe I can do magic): Kaya mo to?
(theatrically gagging while I "swallow" Silas' toy sword)
Silas (looking at me in awe...then concern): Ate Han, tama na.
Me (after removing the sword...touched by his concern): Bakit?
Silas: Eh kasi baka matusok si Jesus.

To those who didn't get it, in church we teach the kids that all you need to do to get to heaven is to be sorry for your sins, believe in Jesus, accept Him and He will live in your heart. The oversimplification of the matter has time and again mislead kids to believe that Jesus is physically staying in their hearts. Ayayay... It was a mistake to post this. I feel worse now.

I miss Silas.
I miss my God.
I miss me.
I wish Sam will learn to talk so he can start saying funny things...

Hay...time to drown my worries in Xenocide. Thanks Earl!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Robert Jordan is Gone

I know most people's first reaction will be, "Holy shit did he finish the last book?". It's natural. But after reading the announcement of his death and the comments there I realized that he is more than a writer. He has family that will mourn him for more than his genius. Oh Gosh. Now this really makes me cry.

Digg down the a**holes who can't see beyond the book. We will wait for the last book but for now one of the commenters said it right when he asked people to just let his family grieve for now. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since I am pretty sure this post doesn't do justice to the this sad event I'll just plagiarize Brussells' comment:

Though we miss him as fans, we cannot miss him as only his family can. Though our loss is real, it pales in comparison to yours. You have my deepest condolences. And though he will be sorely missed by thousands upon thousands of fans, he will be remembered at least as often, as we all glance up at our bookshelves... May God’s grace comfort you in this difficult time.

And Jaeden's comment as well.

The Wheel turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.

Blessed be James Rigley, and Reagan O’Neal, and Robert Jordan, author and storyteller, a man whose memory shall live in legend until the breaking of the world.