Gina And Gin Stage Two
Even as Gin and Gina continued to contemplate that things could not work between them because of Gina's background, the desire to go closer to each other and keep company kept growing deeper.
The Reward Of Cruelty
In the animal kingdom, there is a lot of freedom and liberty. All the animals are allowed to move as wide and far as they could to look for food and care for their young ones. However, they are also required to take care of their safety from their prey. Some animals are usually very friendly to others and yet some are very wicked and harmful, and oftentimes act as prey on the weak ones and use them as their food. Those that prey on others are mostly the flesh-eaters like lions and tigers. They would use any opportunity they have to gobble up the weak ones.
Animo Poor Beggar Ever
Animo, a woman of about sixty-three, lived in a kingdom near the Indian ocean. She had lost her husband, and two kids to war. At her age, she lived in a hut alone, about fifteen kilometers from the seashore. Even though old, she was still able to go miles around each day begging for money and food. She would preserve some of the food and keep some of the money she collects for the rainy days. Everyone in the neighborhood knew Animo, she claims she is the poorest poor ever and goes nearly everywhere to beg.
Happiness Is Not Riches
I had read about lepers and leprosy in several books, but had never come in very close contact with them until I picked up a job in one of the schools in their settlement site. This gave me the opportunity to know more about them as I interacted with their kids in the school and during parents-teachers meetings.
Gina And Gin Part One
As he walked towards the store, Gin wondered whether he would meet Gina. It usually happened sometimes that they meet on the way. The coincidence had occurred several times when Gin's father sent him to get a few goodies from the store which is about a quarter-mile from their home. He usually trekked and sometimes he would meet Gina who is on the same mission; going to the store to pick up a few things. They would move along talking and keeping company. Usually, they talked about what they were going to buy, what happened in school, and more about their homes. They enjoy each other's company.
The lion was dying of hunger because he could not find any prey. He had been searching for three days but had caught none. However, he had caught some tiny insects and a few rats but was not full because he was such a heavy feeder. He stood on a hillside that afternoon staring keenly at the valley below which was about five miles away, hoping to see a big straying animal to prey on. Suddenly his eye caught up with a deer moving in the bushes along the valley. He started racing in that direction.
A Matrimonial Real Life Experience
In 1989 Stephen had the first attack on his leg, which did not take long to heal. In 1991, when I was with our third pregnancy, he took ill again, still with his legs. I would carry him to and from the restroom, on my back because he could not walk. After a while, God was merciful to us again, and he got well and back to his feet. He continued from then up till 1998, when he went into another severe crisis. This third one happened precisely after three years of our evangelization visit to Spain. He was totally down and could not walk. At that time, I was in my final year of Teachers Education. After spending the Easter holidays with him, I went back to school. Before I left, he was having some light pains, but little did I know that it would become aggravated.
He Wanted To See The End Of The Snail's Tail
In my culture, people believe in storytelling. They would bring to the new generation what happened a long time ago in stories. They believe that storytelling is one of the ways to preserve their culture and tradition. They teach many lessons using stories, some of them fiction, just to pass on a life lesson, and some of them true as they would assure the kids that it actually happened.