We were all born because of a certain purpose. We play the roles that don’t need rehearsing or practice to perfect any craft which is to some… they call destiny. A good example is the fate of the famous author of the children’s fable The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery who was a veteran of France Aviation bringing postal letters across Spain into Africa died at an early age of 44 years and 32 days and his body, never recovered. Remember the wild show host of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin an Australian was killed when hit by a stingray…. he was 44. Here are a few notable example of people of different purpose who checked out at the ripe age of 44. And we are sure that many of us are still singing the hit song “How Sweet it is To be Love by You” will be surprised to learn that Marvin Gaye was accidentally shot in the chest by his father and died, age 44. Destined to happen and destined to be them.
We, as I was born with a twin brother are both lucky as we are crossing the early half of the river to reach our respective destinations. I, in the field of architecture, construction and literature and he in the areas of peace and order being a seasoned police officer. Destiny as you may call it, I was even given a couple of months to live after that rainy October 29, 1972 afternoon in our province being so small and weak as compared to my twin brother. Political polarization gave us our legal names copied after the President and the Vice President of the country. We are both chasing our dreams, realistically turning every corner into opportunity to be the best that we can be.
Luckiest at 44 as we are both celebrating the milestones that have cut the early ages of the famous and the good ones. That we will continue to hear the sounds of our contemporaries of the same age such as Rob Thomas Ricky Martin and Kate Del Castillo and even see Grant Hill gives his analysis in one NBA segment. We bow then to Lord Almighty for the good health and wisdom He’ have provided for us to see the next 44 years of the world to come.
Happy Birthday to my Twin Brother Fernando., “Can you hear the drums Fernando?”
Seventy Seven Seven times we must never forget to forgive those who came across our lives that wear our heart out infinitely. – Paquito