When we’re talking about God, we’re talking about every single one of those moments—whether they’re Earth-shatteringly loud and large or infinitesimally small and whisper-like, mere slivers you inadvertently stumble upon—

moments when you are convinced, even if you’ve been burned and let down and betrayed countless times—

that cynicism does not have the last word, that life is not random or meaningless or empty, but that what you do and how you feel and what you say and where you go and what you make of this life you’ve been given matters.

Rob Bell (via followandreblog)
1:25 pm, reblogged by melalovemaker


2:29 am, by melalovemaker
tagged: calmalangteh! kilig,

(Source: natashakline)

1:47 pm, reblogged by melalovemaker

Are you scared? Or are you not ready? There is a difference.

Unique Quietness (via psych-facts)

8:41 am, by melalovemaker

If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. That’s why we have to care about each other.

Every Day, David Levithan (via sleeping-in-the-tardis)
10:58 pm, reblogged by melalovemaker

I don’t know what hurts you
But I can feel it too
And it just hurts so much
To know that I can’t do a thing
And deep down in my heart
Somehow I just know
That no matter what
I’ll always love you

12:44 am, by melalovemaker

I will be strong. I will be faithful
Cause I’m counting on a new beginning

Truly Madly Deeply 

Savage Garden

12:51 am, by melalovemaker
tagged: Truth, Faith, Love, chadaokuymu,

The boy saw the comet and he felt as though his life had meaning. And when it went away, he waited his entire life for it to come back to him. It was more than just a comet because of what it brought to his life: direction, beauty, meaning. There are many who couldn’t understand, and sometimes he walked among them. But even in his darkest hours, he knew in his heart that someday it would return to him, and his world would be whole again… And his belief in God and love and art would be re-awakened in his heart.

One Tree Hill 

(The Comet)

11:20 am, by melalovemaker
tagged: He held my hand,

Let’s see each other again. Then, if you think we shouldn’t be together, tell me so frankly. That day, six years ago, a rainbow appeared in my heart. It’s still there, like a flame burning inside me. But what are your real feelings for me? Are they like a rainbow after the rain? Or did that rainbow fade away long ago?

8:27 pm, by melalovemaker
tagged: 2046,

Let’s have something sexy!

Gare Du Nord Marvin & Miles

5:28 pm, by melalovemaker
tagged: Gare Du Nord, Jazz, Marvin and Mile,

Ever Beautiful

A couple of days ago, I witnessed this conversation between my 80 year old patient and his wife. 

Wife: Bakit ka ba hindi makatulog? Ano bang iniisip mo? 

Patient: Ikaw.

Wife: Ako? Bakit? Eh ang bait ko naman sayo ah. 

Patient: Eh kung mabiyuda ka.

Wife: Ha? Eh matanda na ko, wala nang magkakagusto sa kin. 

Patient: Ano ka! Maganda ka pa rin ah. 


It was more than sweet and way way beyond romantic!

I later on learned that they were married for 57 years and that my patient was still very affectionate with his wife before he got sick and semi-bed bound.  When he is at his most vulnerable phase because of his illness, I would always hear him say: “I love you” to his wife even  if she’s not around. 

I got temporarily lost in my empty thoughts. And wondered—and still wonder and hope and long if there will be that man for me. 

I’m now thinking about all the times I tried to renovate (renovate!!!) the way I look and dress up hoping that somehow the attempted come-hither look would ensnare those “fishes in the sea” and one of them would choose to stay even when the net breaks and the spell was lifted. 

It feels good to look good although I was never the kind to dress up for anyone. But I think it’s a deep-seated psychology to be attractive and to attract. But attraction is just a weak magnet. All I want to say is, after all the effort people—especially girls put into BECOMING BEAUTIFUL, they deserve someone who will help nourish their beauty not only revel in it. 

Maybe spouses who still find each other beautiful were not only admirers of that beauty when they were young. Maybe they were also “enhancers’ of it as the years pass by for both of them. And maybe that’s why whenever they see their spouse, they see the wonderful things they’ve done and they see their life’s work too. And maybe that’s why, some women stay pretty in their husband’s eyes—no matter how old they both are, because he helped cultivate her so. And he is proud and happy with a craft well done.  

To Love is to know, to want and to will what is good for another

St. Thomas Aquinas
4:58 am, by melalovemaker
tagged: St. Thomas, Love, Transcendence,

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.

Love in the Time of Cholera!

To Love is to sacrifice

“Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a Stranger / Only to someone who has the valor and daring to cut pieces of their soul off with a knife / Then weave them into a blanket to protect you.”

― Hafiz