These islands, though a bit far from the mainland, is not as backward as you think.
Babae man akong namumuhay nang mag-isa. But this homecoming- from a trip to the south-was fated to be more memorable than any of the others. He had written from Mariveles: I asked him to weave a sleeping mat for every one of the family. He is using many different colors, and for each mat the dominant color is that of our respective birthstones.
I Tulang bicol sure that the children will be very pleased. I know you will be. I can hardly wait to show them to you. In the evening when all the children are home from school she asked her oldest son, Jose, to read it at the dinner table.
The children became very much excited about the mats, and talked about them until late into the night. This she wrote her husband when she labored over a reply to him. For days after that the mats continued to be the chief topic of conversation among children.
Finally, from Lopez, Mr. I have the mats with me, and they are beautiful. God willing, I shall be home to join you at dinner. Talk about the mats flared up again like wildfire.
That was why they were so excited about the matter. They had such a mat in the house, one they seldom used, a mat older than any one of them. This mat had been given to Nana Emilia by her mother when she and Mr. Angeles were married, and it had been with them ever since.
It had served on the wedding night, and had not since been used except on special occasions. It was a very meaningful mat not really meant to be ordinarily used.
It had green leaf borders and a lot of gigantic red roses woven into it. In the middle, running the whole length of the mat was the lettering: Emilia y Jaime Recuerdo The letters were in gold.
Nana Emilia always kept that mat in her trunk. When any one of the family was taken ill, the mat was brought out and the patient slept on it, had it all to himself, Every one of the children had some time in their lives, slept on it; not a few had slept on it more than once.
At first there had been only Nana Emilia to see the mat spread. Then a child-a girl- watched with them. The number of watchers increased as more children came. The mat did not seem to age.Para sa akin, ang ibig sabhin ng tulang ito ay, Finally, from Lopez, Mr.
Angeles wrote again: “I am taking the Bicol Express tomorrow. I have the mats with me, and they are beautiful.
God willing, I shall be home to join you at dinner.” Lit Philippine Literature at AM 5 comments: Thursday, November 8, CGD Bicol.
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