Pencils

(22 December 2006, Lapu-lapu)

Of all the writing instruments, none is more profound than the pencil.

If one is not satisfied with the form, slant or curve of the characters laid down on paper, one could always begin anew. Erasing those graphite marks is not a problem.

With the recent advances in pencil technology, we see different lead classifications: HB, 1H until 8H, 1, 2, 3, etc… Then, we have the mechanical pencils. I just wonder why the erasers of these mechanical types suck… So I stick with the old faithful eraser bar. And these mechanical pencils always require a batch of refills. Who knows when those fine leads will run out, or even break?

So it is with life… We write the scripts of our lives. In aspects where we want to have a different scenario, we could always erase the script, and begin anew. Just like the pencil types, we approach life in many different ways as we go through the different stages, as we face different situations.

The old eraser is just like the faith we cling into, graces that heaven outpours, and Love unlimited. We may have different formulas but faith always assures us, graces always fill us and Love always cleans us and allows a new sheet for us to again write on.

We must always have the zest and perseverance with our struggles. As such, we need extra helpings of hope from people around us for us to always have that reload of gusto and encouragement. No matter how rough the course (even if sometimes we succumb and break) as long as we have hope, like the mechanical pencils, we would always have reloads and refills.

We are all called to erase those unwanted scenes and terms in our script. We may have used ink in our writings in the past. No worries! All we need are clean sheets of paper. Begin anew. And this time make sure to use pencils…

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4 responses to “Pencils

  • jeremiah

    nice! simple yet profound.. 😀
    mayroon din akong post sa blog ko na essay with direct comparison to life and writing..at marami naman talagang lesson na mapupulot sa analogy ng dalawa..newey, gusto kong magiwan ng quote:

    “It is never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.”
    –Nancy Thayer

    😀

    Thanks Jem. Tama ka, life and writing do come hand in hand, they reflect each other… Ganda ng quote… Salamat sa pagdalaw… 🙂

  • dencios

    i read few of other entries here but with these one it reminds me of mother Theresa who once said that she’s just a small pencil in God’s hand.

    sabe ng nanay ko pag magbubura raw ako dapat laging nakatayo ng deretcho at marahan lang ang pagbura para hindi masira ang papel,

    naisip ko tama nga naman hindi natin maitatama ang bawat pagkakamali sa mabilisang paraan at baka lalo pang magsugat kapag napunit ang papel.

    your post reminded me of my younger years with my nanay!

    Wow, very nice reflection you have here kapatid… At nabasa ko rin yung sinabi ni Mother Teresa. Tama ka, sometimes corrections need not be rushed. Our own renewal and healing also need the bandage of time. Masaya ako at naalala mo ang iyong nanay through this. At maraming salamat sa iyong pagdalaw… 🙂

  • blurosebluguy

    ang ganda ng mga ideas dito….

    We are all called to erase those unwanted scenes and terms in our script. We may have used ink in our writings in the past. No worries! All we need are clean sheets of paper. Begin anew. And this time make sure to use pencils…

    pencils nga ang dapat gamitin…

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