Saturday, July 18, 2009

WiSHum GRANTum

It was 6:58 a.m. and the sun hadn’t risen yet. The dark eastern horizon had been gradually turning into a streak of cherry-red band, while the wide, lush, green wheat field was still obscured by the remaining darkness of the dawn. He felt the cold winter breeze biting his cheeks and this nearly freezing temperature never spared to penetrate even his glove-encased palms!

He quickly entered the first of the six control rooms which had been individually annexed beside the six chicken sheds. He was there to check the digitally-recorded data and to adjust the computer settings to make it suitable for the current growth requirement of the flock.

He almost leapt, as his heart was pounding, to see an odd object partly covered with a white cotton cloth standing right in front of him! He was surprised because for the past fifteen months of working there, he hadn’t found this kind of thing in the middle of this narrow and dusty room, or anywhere inside the farm’s confinement.

Curious, he hastily pulled the cloth off; and a magnificent life-size mirror with an antique, wooden frame was instantly unveiled!

He moved slowly towards the classic furniture, stood in front and looked at it but he couldn’t see his own reflection! He was startled.

He took a deep breath, and his anatomical heart beat more heavily. He felt the wintery draught creeping from the horizontal gap between the door and the floor to his feet up to his legs... He was about to open the doorway so he could immediately leave the haunted room but suddenly, a diffused vibrant ray started to dazzle out from the mirror!

The light had faded slowly, and the mirror started to display some moving images... He saw himself in an oath-taking ceremony together with other men and women of different nationalities, with a ‘Blue Ensign defaced with a constellation and a Commonwealth star’ emblem as a backdrop! The representative of the immigration department handed him his new passport- with a black cover and an outline of a kangaroo and an emu on the front. There was a ‘fast forward’... he then saw himself standing in front of his students in a university classroom Down Under holding a bony pelvis of a White Leghorn on his left hand, and a bony pelvis of a Beagle on his right. Finally, the mirror reflected him inside a teaching veterinary surgery room sharing the tricks of ovariohysterectomy to five eager-to-learn surgical teams.

He had been extremely captivated by those enchanting scenes, and he completely forgot all about his task for the day! He was very excited to tell his mates about the magical mirror so he went out of the control room and rushed to the lunch room to see Farshid and Roger.


AT 7:59 A.M. THE BALL OF fire hadn’t shown itself; instead, it kept on hiding behind the low, dark and visibly moving clouds just above the township of Port Wakefield that day. Strangely, a myriad of seagulls was hovering and perching all over the place!

Meanwhile... out of nowhere, a very old man wearing long robes and purple cloak suddenly appeared inside the control room! He was tall and thin; and his long grey hair, moustache and beard were all tucked into his leather belt—which was obviously made of a rooster skin. He waved his wand and said, “wishum grantum!”

The old man and the enchanted mirror vanished right away.





Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s ‘Mirror of Erised’- a chapter in her book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Mirror of Erised is a magic mirror, which, according to Albus Dumbledore, shows the "deepest and most desperate DESIRE of our hearts".



"Men have spent so much time looking in the mirror; they became mad, that they have forgotten to live."

-Albus Dumbledore explaining the danger of the mirror to Harry Potter



24 comments:

Chico said...

ito lang ang masasabi ko.

totohanes pangarapes moses! hehehe

RJ said...

CHICO
Hahaha! Natuwa at natawa naman ako du'n. o",) Ayos ah, tinalo ang pamagat nitong post ko.

jeszieBoy said...

whoah. reading this post, bugla ko na miss ang buong cast ng harry potter, lalo na si albus percival wulfric brian dumbledore. haha. kabisado ko pa yess!lol.

the mirror of erised.
sana maexperience ko rin.haha. :]]

Kosa said...

ang galing ng pagkakagawa.

sana maabot natin kung anu man yung mga pinaplano at hinahangad natin sa hinaharap.

tyaga lang siguro at konti pang kadyot..lol

talagang malaki ang impluwensya ni Rowling sayo ahhh...

RJ said...

JESZIEBOY
Fan ka rin pala ni Harry Potter?! Napanood mo na ba ang ...the Half-blood Prince? Maganda at sexy na si Hermione du'n. U

Kung nakaharap ka ngayon sa Mirror of Erised, ano kaya ang makikita mo, Jes?



KOSA
Salamat na-appreciate mo, Birthday Boy, itong aking post na pinahaba lang... U

Yes, sana, sana...

Tulad ng itinanong ko kay Jeszieboy, kung nakaharap ka ngayon sa Mirror of Erised, bro, ano kaya ang makikita mo? Ang kasal at maligayang pagsasama niyo ni Prinsesa? o",)

A-Z-E-L said...

nice post indeed...

where is that old man wearing long robes & purple cloak? i hope to see him personally para "matuktukan" nya rin ako ng wand nya saba'y sabing "wishum grantum!"

The Pope said...

I love reading your post, it brings magical feelings as I read along the lines.

"Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi"

The text that was inscribed accross the wooden frame on the Mirror of Erised if read backward and rearranging the spaces properly would read -

"I show not your face but your heart's desire".

The Mirror of Erised shows us that who we are (literally, the reflection of ourselves that we see in the mirror) is defined by what we want—our desires shape our identities. That Harry is the one who ends up with the Stone teaches us that we must temper our desires.

May your dreams come true, as what your noble and pure heart desires in uplifting the lives of your family back home.

Life is Beautiful. Keep on Believing.

God bless you and happy weekend.

isladenebz said...

RJ Rowling!

Iyon na nga talaga ang deep-seethed desire mo huh?

Naniniwala naman ako na, in God's time, you dream will come true. Because good things always happen to good people.

Wingardium Leviosa, RJ, and reach the sky!

RJ said...

AZEL
Thanks! U

Hahaha! Nawala na nga ang matandang 'yon, Azel... And sadly, namatay na rin si Prof. Dumbledore sa 'the Half-blood Prince'.

Pero mawala man ang lahat ng mga magicians, may nag-iisang hindi mawawala... Mas nababasa Niya ang totoong nilalaman ng ating puso't isipan, at kung ang ating kahilingan ay para sa ikabubuti ng sanlibutan, siguradong ito'y Kanyang isakatuparan!

Kung nakaharap ka ngayon sa Mirror of Erised, ano kaya ang makikita mo Azel?



THE POPE
Thanks, The Pope! U

Talagang favorite niyo rin po yata ang The Mirror of Erised! Kabisado niyo pati ang naka-inscribe sa frame. Sa totoo lang, sa lahat ng Harry Potter chapters, ang The Mirror of Erised ang pinakanagustuhan ko.

Kung nakaharap po kayo ngayon sa Mirror of Erised, ano kaya ang makikita niyo, The Pope?

Happy weekend din po.



ISLADENEBZ
Napangiti niyo po talaga ako sa 'RJ Rowling' at sa "Wingardium Leviosa'! (,"o

Talagang lumipad at abutin ang kalangitan at mga bituin! Tugmang-tugma ang 'Wingardium Leviosa', ah! Huhmn, parang gusto kong palitan ang title nitong post ko.

Fan din pala kayo ni Rowling, at tagasubaybay din ni Mr. Potter.

Kung nakaharap po kayo ngayon sa Mirror of Erised, ano kaya ang makikita niyo, Kuya Nebz?

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

Kung pinalipad ka ni Nebz sa Spell niya!

"Alohomora!"

Kubuksan ko naman ang pintuan for you to soar high and spread your wings!

"Aqua Eructo!"

Ang being the water chemist, Ill raise water for you, if your too tired to fly...

Perhaps if I am face to face with the mirror of Erised, I would desire a kind heart and a willing mind...plus riches to share to all OFW's, hehehe

Josh of Arabia said...

good to see the chook minder's green-buck earning station!

i kind of guess, ur JK rowling, harry potter fan, (this remind me to watch the latest installment tonite)

looking forward for ur animalistic and magical series in that part of OZ.

pugadmaya said...

waw naaalala ko pa pala yung text na nakakaengrave sa Mirror of the Erised: "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus." isa kasi yung part na yun 'yung pinakatouching na scene sa harry potter.. :D

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

dok rj,
lipad lang ng lipad,hanggang sa makatanaw ng pag pupugaran ng tagumpay.

RJ said...

MR. THOUGHTSKOTO
Heto pa ang isang nahuhumaling din sa Harry Potter series. U Ang dami pa palang mga spells! Bagay talaga kapag kayo ang magbitiw ng mga katagang "Aqua Eructo". (,"o

Maganda ang wish mo, Mr. Thoughtskoto, hindi lamang sarili ang iniisip kundi pati na rin ang iba. Sa tingin ko 'yon ay napakahalaga.



JOSH OF ARABIA
Hindi 'green' dito sa Au. U

Harry Potter fan? Hindi naman masyado. Pinanonood ko lang at binabasa para hindi mahuli sa usapan, kung sakali. **Panoorin mo na ang '...the Half-blood Prince' Josh, naku late ka na kung hindi mo pa napanood.

Abangan mo 'yan, AJ. (,"o



PUGADMAYA
Welcome sa The Chook-minder's Quill! U

Kaya nga, very remarkable talaga para sa akin ang eksenang 'yon sa ...the Philosopher's Stone.



EVERLITO (EVER) VILLACRUZ
Ang galing ng combination ng mga words niyo ah. Tama, I agree! o",)

docgelo said...

how inspiring!

but i was affected when i saw albus dumbledore's (?) defeat.

while watching the HP movie, the child in me would also wanted to raise a wand if only i am a wizard too like them. don't you wish it too? in a spell or two, everything will be fine. :D

let's just savor our breaths, exert efforts and keep on wishing for whatever's best!

BlogusVox said...

Walang masama kung mangarap, basta may ginagawa tungo sa katuparan ng pangarap. Ang masama ay yung habang buhay kang nakatitig sa salamin.

RJ said...

DOCGELO
Pareho tayo, parang nanghina ako sa eksenang 'yon! But I am expecting that in the final movie (hindi ko pa kasi nabasa ang book), matatalo pa rin ng kabutihan ang lahat ng kasamaan. [This reminds me of Paulo Coelho's The Devil and Miss Prym.]

Haha! Yes, I do wish for the same thing...

Ang ganda ng final sentence niyo! Thanks.



BLOGUSVOX
Tama po. Wala na akong maidadagdag pa sa sinabi niyo. U

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

mahilig ka pala magbasa nung kay rizal..ayun oh nasa kanan ko.;)

yan din ang basihan ko sa pagsusulat ang walang kamatayang pagsusulat ni jose rizal..

teka pwedeng baliktarin.
ang magiging labas RJ.:)

Farshid said...

Grate post...well done
I enjoyed it...
Be Good

mightydacz said...

my first comment here in doc rj's blog after my long absence in bloggywood heyyy dockie howdy....

homebodyhubby said...

May isang kultura (Amish or Jewish? -- am not sure) wala silang mirror (symbolizes vainglory) sa bahay nila, hayaan nilang ibang tao ang pumuna sa ‘hitsura’ nila. Over naman yun, naalala ko din tuloy si Dracula (bawal ang salamin). Albus, I think is right, huwag lang magbababad sa harap ng salamin. :)

lucas said...

Yeah... i remember that--the Mirror of Desire :)

so ayun pala ang pangarap mo? you have a heart of a Gryffindor-- courageous and persistent. Brace yourselves for the fulfilled dreams ahead...


---
yeah! i'm planning to watch it again in IMAX at North Edsa. but not with any girls but with my brother, aunt and cousin...

Sardonyx said...

galing naman! kakapigil hininga ang bawat adjectives na binitawan mo, ....sana lang matupad na ang mga pangarap mo....ako ang wish ko lang ay mapanood na ang bagong Harry Potter :-) hehehe

RJ said...

EVERLITO (EVER) VILLACRUZ
Yes, maka-Rizal po ako.

Oo nga po, ano?! Binaliktad na initials ni Dr. Jose Rizal ang RJ. Galing nu'n ah. U



FARSHID
Thanks Farshid. U



MIGHTYDACZ
Busy kami ngayon, Mightydacz... Harvest time kasi.

Ang tagal mo namang nawala! Huh! Kumusta?



HOMEBODYHUBBY
Kailangan kong mag-research tungkol sa mga bagay na binanggit niyo, hindi ko alam 'yan. Bata pa ako nu'ng nauso si Dracula.

Yes, kaya nga 'yon ang pinaka-favorite kong part ng first HP book, dahil sa sinabing 'yon ni Albus.



LUCAS
Pangarap ko ba 'yon, tanong mo Ron? (Smiling...) Uhmn...

Okay, siguro sa Promenade sila rin ang kasama mo.



SARDONYX
Panoorin niyo po. Nabasa niyo ba 'yong book?

Salamat sa wishes niyo for me. ...at Thank You rin po sa papuri niyo sa aking mga salitang ginamit dito. U