Seminary Tales #3: The Nurturing…


When I was young, dreaming was free.

And dreaming to become a priest was the grandest dream for us children of the soil, yes, for us who seldom given the chance to genuflect in front of the holy saints, for us who found solace from the joys of kissing the holy hands of the one we called Apo Padi, from the one who gave us the blessing that God loves us so much. During my childhood days, I could count on my fingers the times I attended–without paying attention, though– the holy mass.

Nevertheless, I could not blame my parents for not hearing masses because we were so far from the center of civilization. We lived at the outback–if I could steal the word from the American wild Wild West novels. I found solace only, and satisfied myself, on top of an aroo tree perched on a top of promontory–the hill we called Signay– the highest part of our land or even, maybe, the highest part of our barrio, looking down to where the town was, imagining the bustling street and even envying the good life down there. The pealing of the church’s bells could not even reach the place I belonged. All I could hear were the sounds of PANTRANCO revving while negotiating the uphill at Bobonot.

Today, still, I could feel the sounds of solace of those gritting engines, third only to the songs of birds and whistles of aroo trees which lulled me oftentimes toward numerous and wonderful summer dreams. O, I forgot to mention the amazing emmak of our cows and the powerful garraigi of our horses. See, the outback, eh?

And the dream began, awakened. A comforting dream, after all. This dream, I thought, was my only way to emancipation.

(Read more at Sounds of Solace…)

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About Ka Loren
Siak ni Florentino B. Lorenzana, maysa a Filipino, Ilokano ken Pangasinan. Naiyanakak innem a bulan kalpasan ti deklarasion ti Martial Law ditoy Pilipinas. Madama a makumikom iti tignay kooperatiba.

10 Responses to Seminary Tales #3: The Nurturing…

  1. Aloha Sherma:
    Kablaaw met kenka. Igaedmo, adi, ta mangilalaemkanto kadi. Maipapan iti Tagalogization, nabayagen a posisionko dayta. Ita laeng a ngakngak a ngakngak dagiti baro a kolonisador. Nia ketdin: dagiti nagballigi, isuda itan dagiti mangikuskuspil. No utek monologismo ti tao, talaga nga awan papananna daytoy a gimong dagiti kas kadakuada. Numona ta dagiti aginlalaing ket nangsupsuporta pay ketdin iti diktadura, kunam sa. Pueda amin, kasta ti kunaentayo. Ngem dangadang daytoy–ket masapul ti panagirupir iti kalintegan iti bukod a lengguahe.

  2. Ka Loren says:

    Ka Nelson:

    Pinasiarko daydiay kalapawmo ket mapnekak. Isu, wen, isu daytoy met ti gagemko. Daytay koma sitatadem a dandaniw ti maipablaak saan ket a dagiti romantisismo ken daniw-patay ti aglatlatak.

    Kabalaawanka ti turedmo. Agyamanak metten ti adu ti idadap-awmo ditoy pakarsok. Ibagam dagiti pilim ken magustuam a nakaiblog ditoy ket bagkatek sadiay kalapawmo. Tayo, kunak san, ta dinto bumurong nga agpallailangak met sadiay a mangpasangbay ti pariir wenno ikkis ti AMIAN.

    No ti literatura, awan ti maibagak a gapuanak. Dagitoy ket pasngawko laeng a panagimutektek ti aglawlawko. Kur-itak ketdi a kur-it ruay ania ditan.

  3. kabsat, nalabit dita agam-ammo, nabayag ngamin a naglumenak iti literatura. napintas toy blogmo. ket dawatek koma no mabalin nga i-linkko idiay websiteko
    (http://daligconjournal.weebly.com)Kasta metten, a, no kayatmo met nga i-link ditoy diay kuak, kallukat ngamin ket bassit pay lang ti makaammo.

    Magustuak met dagiti gapuanam. ket uray sumagmamano la koma ti idawatak iti pammalubosmo nga i-repostko idiay websiteko. Wenno saan, awisenka nga agsurat met sadiay. Para kadatay amin a mannurat daydiay.

    Agyamanak.

  4. Ka Sherma:

    Saanko a mapagdasig ngamin saanak met a dimmakkel nga agbangir-bangir. Ngem, ala, alaek latta a namaymayat ti away ta nasimsimple ti panagbiag, pati darepdep ken naragsak dagiti kanito ken tagainep. Saanko nga isukat ti away uray ti kaano man.

    Kaykayatko ti siatong, kingking, pinnuged, kinnirit no kasta a naselnag ti bulan, ti rumidep sadiay sirok ti kayo a dagi dagi ti pagiladan, ti agipakat ti silo ken aganup ti tukleng ken banias, agkurimes ti leddeg ken agkur-it bisukol, agsapul ken agpaangat ti lawalawa, agtilimw ti simmawa no sumipnget, hay apo anian a ganas…

    Tatta addaka nga DOTA, Virtual Cop, pokemon, bayblade, counterstrike, RAN online, RAGNAROK, blog, friendster. Apo, maymayat pay lang tay radio a mono ken agrekrekrek gapu ta naicharge laeng ti init daytaynay bateriana.

    Adda pay gayam malagipko: maymayat ti kueba a maaramid sadiay naipenpen a garami, naimeng ti maturog ngem nagatel laeng he he he.

  5. brainteaser says:

    Good morning, gagayyem! Sir Ariel, Manong Loren, Ka Jim!

    Manong ASA, congratulations — Palanca ken KWF. 🙂 Wen gayam magustuak diay Tagalogization article mo. Hehehe. Controversial sa yor. 😉

    Uray diay kunkunak ket irregular ti sangpet kaniana ti Tawid. Kaniak ket regular met. Hehehe.

    ————

    Manong Loren, maymayat kadi ti adda iti barrio. Idi ubbingkami ket naragragsakkami no kasta nga addakam idiay away kesa no addakam’ idiay ili. Nasinsin-aw dagiti tagainep iti away. Ken naranraniag dagiti bituen. 🙂

    ————

    Ka Jim! Aha! Hehehe. Hmmm… hehehe.

    Have a great Thursday kadakayo amin, Appo!

  6. Dunno, inikkatdak sa metten iti listaanda? Gapu ngata ta adayoak? Ta lumasat pay iti baybay ken taaw ken kadardaratan ken sabali nga oras?

  7. ka loren says:

    Naragsak a panagsangbaymo, Ka Jim. Naa, diak man ammo nga agpukaw-pukaw toy siteko. Ala ket mapadayawan daytoy numo iti idadanonyo ken Ka Agca, manen.

    Maestro, adda pay met laeng daytay Tawid. Adda met agsangpet a dinomingo nga ecopy.

  8. Ka Jim:
    Awan kadin ti Tawid Magazine? I do not get anything from the emails anymore!

  9. jim agpalo says:

    yo, uray siak, idi addakam iti seminario, awan met chicks ken gin… isu a madikon, ala ket minor sem pay laeng daydiay, hehehe!

    yo! ita laeng a naglimpio toy sitemo…naminadu a dimmap-awak nge ag-error…
    ag-emailka ka loren ta ipatulodko softcopy libro

  10. In the history of our people–and in the history of many peoples all over the world–emancipatiory ideas and their execution begin in the outback, in the boondocks. you are blessed because you were–never are–corrupted by the ‘down there’ of the town. see that god writes in crooked lines?

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