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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Young Husband

He sauntered to the public faucet with a playful smile. Many eyes were on him, mostly teasing.

He then took a confident squat and examined the task in front him as if confronting a school science project. True, it was quite a challenge - cleaning his firstborn's soiled diapers.


But not like any "fear factor" episode, he proceeded like a natural . He brushed off the remnants of the baby explosions and washed the linens amidst the friendly neighborhood heckling.

In no time, the mission was accomplished.

Just another day of fatherhood....

Meantime, one of those in the sidelines captured the scene as a human interest photo. Initially.

But later, as he looked at himself, it became a poignant reminder of the few things he failed to experience as of yet and would now love trading anything for. Strangely, he wishes to be on the very spot where the young man was and be just as proud of his communion with the world's future generation.

For days hence, the scene flashed incessantly in the photographer's mind and brought him to asking - did he pursue the wrong priorities early in life?

Until today, the wondering continues ... and hopefully, it will end as Valentine's Day passes.

(The pic is of Andrew, a neighbor, taken during my "istambay" moments in our town last December).

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Find your love... and when you do.. hold on to it.. not too tightly cuz it might break... not to loosely cuz it might slip away... dito lang ako sa cavite...

palikerong banal said...

^ha ha may nagparamdam kay attorney.
kung ayaw mo ako ang pupunta sa Cavite... he he

Mariale said...

Mag emote bah? Mas lucky si Attorney kasi ikaw ang makaka-receive ng chocolates dito. Hate ko rin ang Valentine's here :p

Lantaw said...

Beautiful moment you've captured bro.


Please visit my alter ego :)

enrico said...

wow, nice story behind the photo. medyo naiinggit din ako. pero in the near future may ganyan na rin aong moment. haha.

may date ka sir sa feb 14 no? hehe. ayus!

abe mulong caracas said...

galing naman...

hindi naman siguro nagkaroon ng wrong priorities.

x link?

fortuitous faery said...

such sentimental words inspired by a seemingly simple photo. :)

r-yo said...

anonymous: can't i just buy love? searching may take too long and i don't have the luxury of time. he he

r-yo said...

palikerong banal: he he. intrigero ka.

r-yo said...

Mariale: parang awa mo na. padalhan mo ko ng chocolates para di naman ako ma OP. kahit ako na magbayad sa takkyubin. bweheheh

r-yo said...

Lantaw: thanks bro. and i have made a visit too.

r-yo said...

enrico: sana nga me ka date para mabawasan ang emo moments. heheh

r-yo said...

abe: history will be the judge. he he. will link ya!

r-yo said...

ff: he he. ganyan talaga pag emotero.

realscore said...

buti na lang ako single pa rin...hehehe...

kuya, mag-asawa ka na para celebration na naman...sana sa december na kung makauwi ka!

mangbadoy said...

gusto ko rin magka photoblog...

olan said...

wow! what a description! one picture that tell a thousand story! great job! and mukhang cute kapitbahay nyo. Hehehehe.

Mariale said...

Maji de? Mail me your add, ihabol nako ako V-card for you :p Chocolate ang like nimo? Kay cards lang ang ma-afford nako, pero na mail na lahat :)

r-yo said...

realscore: he he. kung pwede nga lng bukas na e.

r-yo said...

mang badoy: why not? di naman kailangan high end ang camera. celphone nga lang ako nag simula e.

r-yo said...

olan: he he. at talagang napansin ang pagka cute!

r-yo said...

mariale: chocolates daw kasi dapat para sosyal. he he

MysLykeMeeh said...

Oh man---diaper wash! geezz--man can exactly do that when he become a father, not all though, only few!

BlogusVox said...

And a lot more! Not just washing soiled diapers. Believe me, I've been through all that. It's not pretty to put on a picture frame, but I'll treasure the memory forever. : )

pepe M. said...

ang GALING naman!!!so poetic!!!

Musicero said...

Nagkamali man s'ya sa priority na pinili n'ya ay nakatutuwa namang isipin na hindi n'ya tinakasan ang responsibilidad na kasama ng priority na pinili n'ya. :)

Chyng said...

I dont find he did anything wrong (for being a young father). He must be really in love with his kid, kaya with all smiles ang ginawa niya. Proud pa nga dba?

Nice shot, and story! ;)

Idiosyncrasies said...

HAPPY BALENTAYMS!

SENTI MODE KA YATA?

Gina said...

don't tell me.......midlife crisis??? hehehehehhe?

Happy Valentine's day Reo!
Been kind of busy being a student once again,kaya i don't have a lot of time visiting blogs, pero napapadaan pa rin dito and napapabasa sa entries mo, di nga lang nag-iiwan ng comments. l

Tami said...

If it makes you feel better, at least ang guys, hindi 'nawawala sa kalendaryo!' hehe Ang love and fatherhood naman, hindi nadadaan sa priorities or strategy or kung ano pa man. It has to do with timing... its cliche, but don't worry... it will come on its own time :)