Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Miracles of Spring

Spring never comes without miracles:

Last spring I reported that our Red Slider turtles laid eggs.

Well, now they've done it again!!!

Two of our four turtles laid eggs last year. The same girl that started the whole thing last year began scratching the garden soil looking for a place to nest. This turtle laid eggs TWICE last year, totaling 9 eggs. None of them hatched even though we took the eggs into special care. On this ocasion, this little girl laid 5 eggs.

Diggin' around.

Finishing the job

We've had these turtles for almost twenty years now. I remember when they were so small that you could hold all of them in the palm of your hand!

This is a shot of the first egg that was laid.

Palmira Arzubide de Bricio.

My aunt
Palmira passed away after a long battle with cancer. The first miracle of this year's spring happened when God decided to call her to his side on March 21st. All the family was with her, she was at peace and ready to answer the Lord's call.

Palmira was a famous mexican movie star of the 1960's. Her debut role came along side Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" in the movie "El Analfabeto".

Rest in peace, Tía.

"My son, shed tears over the dead, and begin to lament as if thou hadst suffered some great harm, and according to judgment cover his body, and neglect not his burial.
And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a, day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness.
And make mourning for him according to his merit for a day, or two, for fear of detraction.
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.
Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end.
Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.
Remember my judgment: for also shall be so: yesterday for me, and to day for thee.
When the dead is at rest, let his remembrance rest, and comfort him in the departing of his spirit."

Ecclesiasticus, XXXVIII. 16-24


Blogger Antonio Bricio-Hernández said...

Hijo mío, derrama lágrimas por un muerto y entona la lamentación que expresará tu dolor. Luego entierra su cuerpo como se debe, no descuides nada referente a su sepultura.
Llora amargamente, golpéate el pecho, haz el velorio como conviene por uno o dos días para marcar la separación, luego consuélate de tu tristeza.
Porque la tristeza lleva a la muerte, y la pena interior consume las energías.
Que la tristeza se acabe con los funerales: no puedes vivir siempre afligido.
¡No abandones tu corazón a la tristeza, échala y piensa en tu propio fin!
No lo olvides: es sin vuelta. Tu te perjudicarías y no le harías ningún bien. Acuérdate de mi sentencia que un día podrás repetir: ¡ayer fue yo, hoy serás tú!
Desde el momento que el muerto reposa, haz que también repose su recuerdo; consuélate desde el momento que haya expirado.

Friday, April 14, 2006 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Siento leer eso, era una mujer hermosa por lo que veo.

Friday, April 14, 2006 4:48:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Carolina said...

Meine Liebschein!

Su blog ya cumplió un año.


Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:15:00 PM  
Blogger Raquel said...

Me gusto mucho lo de las tortugas.
Siento mucho lo de tu tia. Un abrazo!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 2:53:00 PM  
Blogger Ruthita said...

Las tortugas son preciosas!
Siento mucho lo de tu tía, Antonio. La foto de ella cantando es muy bonita. I searched for her films in our local specialty video store, which has a lot of old films, but no luck.
Un abrazote!

Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:09:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Carolina said...

Meine Liebschein!

Su tortuga ya hasta puso huevos por segunda ocasión, incluso su piiquita blue...

Vea cómo transcurre el tiempo. Ya escribanos! =)

Friday, May 19, 2006 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Ernesto said...

te acompaño en tu pena... pero porque en inglés? es incomprensible para mi. ojalá sigas posteando sobre música... en español de preferencia.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:46:00 PM  

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