Quarter Past Six


To remember the exact time my cousin Jessie was born, he made sure it’s permanently fixed on his skin. I thought that is very original.


There was a man who had a tattoo of his birthdate, a hyphen and blank space on his neck. Curious about it, I asked:

What is the empty space after the dash for?

It would be the date of my death.

Oh? I hope that will be for a long time not any time sooner.

His girlfriend thought that was a kind thing to say and I thought, you are still too young to die, dude.


This is my cousin’s mother 78th birthday. Here she beaming with joy as we celebrate in thanksgiving and gratitude to God for the gift of life  Her request is to have everyone present, and we all made sure that her wish is her command.  For her having all her loved ones: siblings, children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and extended relatives are priceless. Therefore, no presents, just our presence. Since it’s close to Christmas, her other son brought his band at the house for Christmas sing along. Good times, good times!

My aunt, Tita Purita, is living a borrowed time with cancer.

I leave you with this stanza sang by Jim Croce or you may listen here.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

Note and purpose of this post:
* Lens-Artist : Celebrate
* Time and Squares: December Squares.
* Mental Wealth – focus what is important and positive to me as a person living with MDD and SAD

4 thoughts on “Quarter Past Six

  1. oh these are lovely time posts, so unusual. Did that bloke want the blank space filled in when he died?!!

    Loving most of all your cousin’s mother. A perfect Birthday wish, and so fabulous you could all fulfill it.

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