Wednesday, May 9, 2012

persons: Gabriel Jose Marquez

winning the nobel prize for literature. gabo attributed all his creativity to his early years. his childhood. this he says is (the) root of all his writings. very illuminating!

which reminds of a jesuit dictum: " give me the first early years of a child, after that you can do what you want to do with him". we may also restate and reconfirm the old idiom(proverb) that " the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world",

indeed, our early years, wrapped in innocence, are the closest we can get into our beginnings.

more so, if it were an established activity in the present. going back to its beginning is its most wonderful and inspiring moment. moments which should never be forgotten.

if you go back to the early beginnings of teaching, education all begun with a man sitting under a tree, not knowing that he was a teacher discussing his realizations to a few who did not know they were his students. it may also be said that the existence-will of a school was there even before the incidental event of the 'man under the tree'.

in my early years at st.columban's school, i recall giving away all the candies in a jaar which my pretty teacher left on the classroom desk. she must have went out to pee. she was proly in a dilemma whether or not to charge me for the mis-deed. the  father-rector must have concluded that i was by nature a charitable person.

not only that. i could remember being prepared(rehearsed) to deliver a speech for the father rector's birthday. can you imagine a little boy speaking on stage in kindergarten level?  i cannot recall the speech. it proly went: "happy birthday father ball(Bhal)! please stop scratching your balls"- just kidding!

please click on image to access gabo's short biography.