my second posthumous writing in honor of my late cousin, Bernard Pantonial, “Kuya Totong” (R.I.P.)
The last night of your wake tonight is a revelation to many, a declaration of how many people look up to you and love you.
You passed on as a bachelor but you were never alone.
You’re not a school teacher but your 41 years with us taught us so much about life.
Your words of wisdom and acts of service speak volumes to multitudinous souls.
Your love for music used in serving God has touched countless hearts.
Your smile was inexplicable beyond words, indestructible beyond pain; your joy is contagious.
My dear cousin, you will be missed.
You are so loved.
And you will always be remembered.
Farewell, Kuya Totong, until we meet again in heaven.