7 Habits

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Sa gilid ng balkonahe , sa isang pauga-ugang upuan ay nakaupo si Aling Goring. Mahahalata sa kanyang buhok ang tanda ng bawat oras na sa kanya'y nawawala. Kapansinpansin rin ang buto't balat niyang katawan na tila ba ay hindi siya nakakain ng isang buwan. Ang kanyang mukha ay maaaninagan ng dalamhati at pagsisi. Puno ng hinanakit ang kanyang mga bilog na mata na sa gilid nito ay mapapansin ang tila mga butil ng perlas na dumadaloy patungo sa kanyang pisngi. Oo nga pala! Ika-20 anibersaryo na simula ng pagkamatay ng kanyang anak. Lubusan na siyang ulila. Wala ng siyang ama. Ipinagpapalagay niyang patay na ito sa kabila ng katotohanang buhay pa ito ngunit pumatol ito sa kanilang kapitbahay at mas pinili nito ang bagong pamilya kaysa sa kanila ng kaniyang naghihinagpis na ina. Noong walong taong gulang pa lamang siya ay linisan na siya ng ina sa poder ng kaniyang mga tiyahin. Hindi naging maayos ang pamumuhay ni Aling Goring kung saan ay inaabuso siya ng kaniyang mga tiyuhin, pisikal at emosyonal. Hindi niya natiis ang paghihirap at lumayas patungong Maynila at nagbakasakaling makita ang ina. Ngunit nabigo siya. Nakilala niya ang isang trabahador sa konstraksiyon na si Paeng. Naging magkasintahan ang dalawa. At sa edad na 19 ay ipinagbuntis niya ang kanilang anak na lalaki na pinangalanan Rabby. Naging maayos ang pagsasama nila bilang mag-asawa, ngunit isang araw ay bigla na lamang itong nawala. Isang buwan na halos ang nakalipas ay hindi parin ito umuuwi sa kanila. Pinuntahan niya ang pinagtratrabahuhan nito ngunit lumisan na raw ito roon sapagkat babalik na raw ng probinsiya kasama ang asawa at mga anak. Ngunit siya'y nasa Maynila? Gulonggulo ang buhay niya hanggang isinilang ang kaniyang anghel. na sa paglipas ng panahon ay siyang nagsilbing inspirasyon sa kanya upang magtiyaga at mabuhay. Naging mahirap para sa kanya ang maghanap ng mapapasukang trabaho…...

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