Today is Remembrance day.
Today is the day we are thankful, for all the people who have lost time, limbs, sons, daughters, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and their own life to war.
Today is the day we are thankful for what these people gave us, peace. safety. security in our country.
Today we try to figure out what it may mean to be a solider, to be a nurse, to be a driver, to play a part in a war.
Today we try and give thanks to all the unknown, dead solider’s, who go unnoticed. Who died for our country.
Today is a day, that we not only remember loss, but we remember what brought about the losses, what we have to lose with fighting and hate. And what we have to gain by finding peace, and acceptance in other people.
Today is the day we appreciate what people have done to keep our country safe.
Today is the day we realized what others have given, and what war takes away.
Today should not be the only day we do so. Many veterans have such an interesting story, such an interesting past. I’m sure they would be glad to share. They did so much for your country. Write a letter, talk to an elder person, take the time to volunteer, before it’s to late.
They may be gone, but never forgotten.
11/8/11 A RANT
Right now I feel like taking a different path. Ever feel like that? As if you could just take another road; even if it is just for a little while. You know, in Robert Frost’s, ‘The Road Not Taken,’ he chose his road, but compensated by saying he “took the one less traveled by.”
It’s a poem that’s misinterpreted. He’s compensating, the irony, but it really makes me think. Should I compensate for this road less “traveled by?” After all, I can even admit to myself that I’m not the first. Never will be. Doesn’t mean you can’t innovate though, but you get what I mean, I hope.
I can’t and don’t regret the choices I’ve made. Granted, sometimes I do wish (like right now) that I can just hop onto another trail, but life’s not like that. In life, you must follow through; like Robert Frost. There is no short-cut because even those ‘short-cuts’ take you all the way back around. Guess what? You’re back around. Now what? You face it.
Let’s face it. I’ll face mine, face yours.
I can’t sleep anymore. Frankly, I don’t want to sleep anymore. My dreams aren’t an escape. They’re reality continued. So what do I do? I read. Guess what I read recently. .…
If you said “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost then you are correct. Reading this poem 10 times won’t do it justice. It just can’t. But reading it throughout your life, now that will do it justice perhaps. Like the cliche goes, you live and you learn. Also, things that you thought made an impact then, probably makes an even bigger one now. “The Road Not Taken” is one of those things in life that keep on revealing a meaning.
What is meaning?
What does it mean to you?
I’ll end this like Frost Ended his:
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
So yesterday, it was Marvin’s birthday and our friends from sophomore high were invited. May wasn’t able to make it again. She said she’s got a job and Saturday is her only day off. When we would ask her about her job, she wouldn’t tell us so we would always joke about how she might be a prostitute now or a drug dealer or something. Lol. Paula, on the other hand, wasn’t able to make it this time. She said she’s got stuffs to do with her mom. And I asked Marvin if Carl could tag along and he said yes. They don’t know each other personally, but I got the feeling that they would get along plus Marvin’s place is only a few minutes away from Carl’s.
It was kinda boring at first. We just sat in the living room and watched Star Movies and then we ate. After eating, we took some pictures and most of them immediately left. They only stayed for two hours. They just like ate and ran. But Lito, Carl and I decided to stay a bit longer. We even begged Joe to stay, but he said that he really had to go ‘cause he just sneaked out again. So there were only the four of us left. We went inside Marvin’s room and he showed us some cute boys from his college on Facebook. The first one he showed us was this guy named JM. Lito and Carl actually know him from Tumblr. They said that he’s a really good photographer and that a lot of girls have a crush on him. He’s cute and he seems nice. He’s actually already 20 years old, but he looks like a 15-year old boy. They were all crazy about him, but I dunno he’s not really my type.
Then he showed us this guy named Alden. And he’s really cute. He kinda looks like Dino Imperial and his smile is really nice. But he’s kinda vain ‘cause he takes a lot of pictures of himself and I got this theory that guys who are vain are either gay or kinda gay. But whatever, viewing his profile was only for entertainment purposes anyway. After that, we took pictures again. Then Marvin’s mom invited us for dinner. While eating, we talked about a lot of things. Lito and Carl even said that they think Elle isn’t a virgin anymore because of the way she walks. They said that her legs were too far apart and she didn’t use to walk like that. And Marvin even knew about the “John Michael+Ali’s Dad” issue. Lol. That was very scandalous, actually, and he said that his mouth even hung open when he found out about it.
After that, we left and Carl got a haircut. Lito and I wanted to go home already, but Carl insisted that Lito and I should come to his place so that Lito could help him with his homework in his accounting subject. So we agreed. They finished it in an hour or so. Then we said our good byes and took off. I got home pretty late and I was glad my parents didn’t make such a big deal about it. I watched some TV and then I uploaded the photos on Facebook. And I immediately went to bed.