Text Back

Here’s some of the text messages I received through the years. I am not sure what were the reactions of those on the other line after I sent my replies. 🙂

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Received text: Hello, this is my new roaming number. I lost my old SIM. I want to send you a package.

Reply: You text the wrong number. But, if you want to send a package, I am more than willing to receive it.

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Received text: Congratulations! Your SIM has been chosen in the lottery sponsored by the Progress Foundation. You won 855, 000 pesos. Please contact Atty. Malladi for more details.

Reply: I did not join the lottery but if you be so kind, please deduct all charges and send my winnings via text.

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Received text: There’s been an accident. Your boss is in the hospital. Bring cash or valuables to pay for his bills.

Reply: I am very sorry to hear that. My boss is bankrupt so you have to pay it yourself. I am sure he will pay you back when he has recovered.

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Received text: Can you be my text mate?

Reply: Of course. Send me one thousand pesos worth of load.

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Received text: You are cordially invited to join a select group of users. Once you send us your detailed information, we will send you free gifts including an all expense paid vacation to China.

Reply: Thank you. Can you change the destination to Europe?

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Possible

A few hours from now, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. To all Moms out there, I thank you for delivering us into this world.

Speaking of mother, I would like to quote a well-known saying:

Necessity is the mother of all inventions.

I kept wondering why the words peace, war, civilization, humanity, history and aliens circle my mind at the moment. Is there a connection somewhere?

We need peace in the world. That is a major necessity for all of us. What then did we invent to promote it?

We don’t need war. I am sure everyone in their right minds would agree that it is self-defeating to wage it, win or lose. But we invented all weapons: self-defense is the most major reason to validate their purpose.

Civilizations prospered when there was peace and fell when they succumbed to war. Humanity seemed not learning its lesson through history. We continue to move toward self-destruction.

Where do aliens come into consideration?

I think the answer to this is obvious: we do not need to look far outside our world, in the vastness of space, in the parallel universe through black holes or anywhere else undefinable. We are the aliens of this peaceful world. Before we arrived into existence, this could have been a paradise. Now, we are creating the hell we envisioned.

Can we invent something to delete negative elements in our brains to make us more receptive to positive creations rather than the destructive ones?

I have faith in us, humans, that we will all be mothers to better ideas to make this home of ours not a paradise like before but habitable for all of us to share in harmony.

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Rested

A Whisper says:

Do not overextend yourself.

See! Even a machine relaxes.

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Clear

A Whisper says:

Graces fell from the heavens,

Can you count your blessings?

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Losing Color

A Whisper says:

Question your lifestyle:

Could vices diminish vigor?

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Scribbles

A Whisper says:

Thoughts, out in the open,

Read, absorb inside.

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Distinct

A Whisper says:

Whatever you choose,

Scrutinize the truth.

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Longing

A Whisper says:

Arms of Mother Nature reach out,

Why not accept her hospitality?

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Combination

A Whisper says:

A gift for your beauty,

Looks delicious.

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Temptation

A Whisper says:

We eat. We sleep. We wake up.

What luxuries humans need more?

My keen observation of the lives of people in our locality suggested to me to ask around for some insights  about contentment and simple living. Personally, I believe that I am living a simple life.

But what about them? Families, who inherited the land from their forefathers, inch slowly to what we call progress. Yes, they have the basic necessities, having their children in school  and entertain themselves with some of the modern amenities of life. That’s about it.

They will dream. If their dream does not come true as they wish them to be, one of two things follows: they become resigned to their fate or they resort to more questionable means.

When things they cannot afford, because of poverty or any other circumstances, become an obsession they tend to look for ways to get their desires.  They can be tempted to thread the criminal route.

Is it worth the gamble to acquire the luxuries we crave through the corruption of our goodness as a human being? Can we live a happy life when the origins of our affluent lifestyles come from illegal sources?

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