Friday, October 1, 2010

paciencia y fe

BFF is here for the weekend and we just got back from the theater. I say that with a snooty accent of course. We saw "In the Heights," which I had seen before and loved. But Jordin Sparks is currently in the lead role and while girlfriend can sing, she wasn't the best choice for the role, I must say.

One of the songs in the musical, which takes place in Washington Heights (NYC) and in a prominently Latino area, is called "Paciencia y Fe" which translates to Patience and Faith.

A couple of weeks up, a bit of sun, and a bit of reality later I'm telling myself that good things come to those who wait.

I had been talking to a boy, we went out twice, and now it seems he's just not that into me. Paciencia y fe.

I lost out on something I really wanted. Fingers uncrossed. Paciencia y fe.

My roommate sent me this today:

Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist.
It is the trust that they will not last forever,
that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome.
It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within,
to lead us through the dark into sunshine.

For those of you who are in need of a bit of hope, I hope these words are a bit of comfort to you. Paciencia y fe.


MCW said...

WHat a great I will have to print out and keep in my purse!

Little Match Girl said...

I love that song in the show (and actually know the woman who plays that role). It is so true though.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i needed it, my friend. boy did i ever.

DSS said...

I need to print out that quote as well! I'm in a bit of a flummoxed situation, and I'm relying on Hope to keep me on the right track.

SIDE NOTE - I don't think I've ever used that word before. In real life. Flummoxed. Hmmm...