Monday, November 15, 2010

Tainos: Honoring the Deserving

Given our history, and the myriad of crimes and atrocities committed against the original population of Puerto Rico (Tainos), it is surprising to see how much importance is given to the remembrance of the criminals who brought forth such mayhem, horror, and death, to such noble creatures whose only crime was to live in the coveted new world. This part of our history should be aborrhed by all, and, while it should remain as a matter of study and discussion within our education system; honor should be conferred solely to the victims, and not the perpetrators of these haineous acts.

We should see more plazas, streets and avenues, named after, and in remembrance of our fallen Taino's, and less in honor and worship of Colombus, Ponce DeLeon and all the other ruffians and mass murderers, revered and hailed today as heroes and visionaries, rather than for the monsters they truly were.

About Life

Life is nothing but an on-the-job training which you never perfect.

The Quest for a Purpose

What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? What happens after we die? One thing is certain: we are not here to amuse each other with our silly solutions to these petty riddles. But, if venture we must down this labyrinthine path; please indulge me whilst I entertain you with my own silly notions.

While there are no generic answers to such unnecessary and intricate questions; answers do exist, nonetheless. Answers which lay deep within our very own selves. Why are we here, then? To live! What is the purpose of life? Whatever we choose it to be!

Personally, I aim to be a good son, a true friend, the greatest lover, a faithful (future) husband and a loving father; worthy of my (unborn) children's love and admiration. I am here to look after, care for and nurture those whom I consider my own, and that consider me as such. Whatever happens after we die will continue to be an unraveled mystery to us all. But, when that day comes; if I have been able to live up to the goals I have set forth as the standard definition of what my life should be, then I will fearlessly look at death in the eye and calmly surrender to it's rapture; with the satisfaction of knowing that my wandering and roving around this earth have fulfilled it's purpose: the very one I intended!

In the meantime, I shall continue striving, walking, stumbling, falling and rising; for my journey has only just begun!