Early today, 10/4/20 when Ohio was at 50 degrees, while Davao had 82, I had a Messenger chat with Dr Romeo Du, Ateneo de Davao high school classmate, Batch 1957, who now lives with his wife Elvie Fuentes in the Du family home, right off the first Mindanao interchange, in Buhangin, named I suppose, for the sand quarrying nearby, a place I knew long ago as somewhat desolate and far from poblacion, but not now.

Our chat went:

Romy: I think of how nice it was when there was no virus to make our lives miserable. We cannot even fly to Cebu to visit my son. He lives in Mandaue City

Elvie and I do gardening, repotting plants, clearing weeds in the once luscious flower garden of Mom.

The mangoes fruit ripens in the branches, with no chance to get them; the Chico fruits are attacked by bats and the Iba fruits fall to the ground.

Sensing his frustrations I say:

Read, reflect, pray always. Be grateful for life, do Zoom or Messenger. Play golf

And, Matthew 6: 25 says

“I warn you, do not worry about your livelihood, what you are to eat or drink or use for clothing. Is not life more than food? Is not the body more valuable than clothes? …Your Heavenly Father knows all that you need. Seek first his kingship over you,his way of holiness, and all these things will be given to you besides. Enough then of worrying about tomorrow. Let tomorrow take care of itself. Today has troubles enough of its own.”

Like I said earlier, after prayers, reflection and or Zoom and Messenger (ing) with family and friends, why, just play golf.