T A K D A

(A Short Story in Filipino)

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SYNOPSIS

Magkasalungat ang paniniwala namin ni Alfred tungkol sa tadhana. Hindi niya kaylanman sinangayunan ang paliwanag ko na ang tao ang gumagawa ng sarili niyang tadhana’t kapalaran. Ang kalahatan ng mga desisyong ginagawa ng isang tao sa  buhay ay magdidikta sa kanyang kakahinatnan at s’ya ring huhubog sa kanyang kinbukasan. Tuwing sasabihin ko iyon ay kukuwestyonin  ng aking kapatid ang pagiging Kristyano ko. Bakit hindi daw ako naniniwala na bago pa man isilang ang tao ay may kapalarang nakaguhit na sa kanyang palad. Naniniwala ang kapatid ko na ang Panginoong Diyos ang nagtatakda nito. Para sa kanya, nang ang tao’y isilang sinimulang pagulungin ng Lumikha ang gulong ng kanyang kapalaran. Hindi raw kayang pigilin ng tao ang pagikot ng gulong ng kanyang palad, minsa’y papaibabaw siya’t minsan nama’y papailalim.

At nangyari ang isang trahedya sa kanyang pamilya…

Sa pagkakataong iyon ay puwedeng sabihin ni Alfred na tila natumbok sya’t nagulungan ng gulong ng kanyang kapalaran. Tila hindi maganda ang nakaguhit na tadhana sa kanyang palad. Ang babaeng sinasamba’t pinakamamahal n’ya ay binawi nang nagpahiram ng buhay sa isang napakasakit na paraan.

Sa gitna ng matinding pagdadalamhati ni Alfred ay tinanong n’ya ang isang katanungang magpahanggang ngayon ay walang makasagot, “Bakit nangyari ito?”

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T A K D A

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner M, A, and D are the initials of my two first names (Massuline and Antonio) and my mother's family name (Dupaya). Ligaya (a Filipino word which means happiness in English) is my family name. MAD is actually one of my nicknames aside from Tony and Ching. My full name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question "Why do you write?" I don't write for material rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories, and essays, when I do research, the process of creating them gives me immense joy and seeing them completed brings me great satisfaction. I don't write for cash incentives, "likes," and "praises." I would be thankful should I get those but the happiness and sense of fulfillment I get while doing them and completing my works are my real rewards. Is teaching difficult? No! When I teach, I don't work but I play. My educational philosophy - "The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy." I am a lifelong learner. My daily goal is to be better than I was yesterday. It's difficult, but it's worth the try. It's not for what I get from doing it but for what I become. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on January 13, 2017, in Fiction, Short Story and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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