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When it comes to color, I prefer not to see it. So I say to others, I am color blind. This works for me, especially when at work. We have color coded paper and employees used to tell me they … Continue reading
Chief Dan George – we are practically neighbours. He lived in Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver; a few minutes where I live here. A native of Canada of First Nations origin. I have the book he wrote “My Heart Soars” as part of my book collections which is not that many. Once in a while, I visit the church reserve to be with the First Nations elders and listen to their stories.
Ah, Richard Feynman. Doesn’t he look mischievous in this picture? I met him in Isla Mujeres in Mexico. This American couple introduced me to “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman.” Ever since I became so curious in life because of his curiosity. He’s so contagious. I could easily “pick” him up anytime, that is, the book.
Maximilian Maria Kolbe – He’s a new guy in the block from Poland. We were supposed to visit the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz, but due to flooding, we didn’t make it. This is a bit morbid, but I want to know what he thinks of Adolf Hitler. Definitely, I do not, I repeat, do not wish to spend time with Adolf!.
Poor Bernadette. Somehow I really did not like her at first when I was at Lourdes in Oct 2012 pilgrimage. She’s a bit whinny for my taste. But, this is a big BUT, when I stayed overnight at her place at Espace Bernadette where she died, I had a change of heart. To date, I still don’t know what it is. Yes, that’s the gravatar I am using. I am beginning to feel so fondly of her just having her presence as I write the Daily Prompt. My hope in the future is to spend more time in Espace Bernadette in Nevers. And she can tell me her favourite massage “Every human being is precious in the eyes of God”.
Tell us about your hero.
When I grow up, I want to be just like you said my niece to me lovingly as if she was looking at an angel at a tender age of under 10 years. Children don’t know how to lie, just yet, they are open and honest; children have 20/20 vision, they can see an angel. Ah, such sweet innocence as pure as driven snow.
I felt so vain, I am her HERO. HOLD THAT THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE! No, don’t even think about it, NEVER! When you grow up, you are going to be YOU!
Modesty aside, I am the hero not just to my niece also to my nephews, other nieces and younger generations since I am Auntie Mame to them. Now they are all grown up, matured and have a place on this earth, their views have changed. I am pretty sure if I’ll ask them who their hero is, it won’t be me. Oh well, such as life.
Turning that question inwardly: asking, musing, pondering, thinking, talking to myself; who is your hero, Lady? The answer, really honestly and seriously. I can easily say that my Mother Lucia is my hero for she gave birth to me. She fought for my life when I was being conceived in her tiny womb. I should have not been born. The fetus is self-abortive says the doctor. You will lose the baby. Mother has such great strong faith and determination. She wants me to come into this world for she loves me. She prayed hard to all the angels and saints; to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for her intercession. Should my life be spared, Mother will name the baby after Her. What? How does she know if it will be a baby girl? What if it’s a boy? Our Lord of Perpetual Peter Pan?
TADA, fast forward, 55 years later. Here I am at WordPress, pressing the words about my hero. Long have I been waiting for this moment to speak boldly who my hero is. I must say I am a little bit concerned that I may be laughed at should I tell you the 5Ws of my hero. But I will stick to the rule: WHO.
I have so many heroes, not just one. My heroes are those little things that we seem to take for granted. My heroes are those that saved my life aside from my Mother Lucia. The most recent episode in my life, they are Lady Bugs, Hummingbirds, mustard seeds. They saved my life and sanity. And I am sure there will be more little things to come.
All kidding aside, my real hero based on my faith is nothing but a little child, Baby Jesus Christ. He saved not just my life. He came to this world to save the world and mankind. Should you want to know the story of Baby Jesus, Google it!