Sunday, October 07, 2007

Flowers Seduce Women

The only skill he learnt was the art of irresistible seduction. Ricardo speedily concluded that to bring down the romantic armory of Silvia, he would have to send a bunch of natural fragrance, in form of very beautiful rose flowers to recuperating and distraught Silvia.

He told his mom with an air of confidence that "... flowers seduce women". He embarked on that 'love'-coated greed journey, and believe it, he had partial success in that adventure. The untimely death of Sivia did not give him enough time to fully demonstrate his capacity to woo her love.

Meanwhile, I watched with exasperation as the little opportunist, Luisa, began to work on Kiki's weakness. I prayed silently that God should deliver me from my own weakness. As immaculate and elegant as Kiki was, the "but" in her life was that, she was sterile and had no children. It was the height of shame to watch Kiki succumb and practically begged Luisa to call her "Mom"!

Kiki went shopping with Luisa to town, and bought every imaginable thing to spoil and please his new "daughter" Luisa. The little devil has rejected every admonition to depart from Kiki's house and not abuse her generosity. Luisa had a mind of her own, she snubbed Catalina, her sister, and said that since Ricardo is seducing Silvia, she too would "seduce-by-pretense" Kiki, to get money and pleasures out of her.

This is the disaster called children that Adela nurtured with lies and illusion for two decades. The same children that Gustavo surrendered with abandon, to his avaricious wife. May God deliver us from strange children and strange parents.