Celso has been with CVC, my choir group here in Dubai, for quite sometime now. It is bittersweet that he has to push for Canada since his Immigrant Visa already arrived. He’ll be flying out before January ends.
During his last chance to sing with the group’s morning mass, tears suddenly fell from his eyes on the “Lamb of God” song.
He hid it from everyone as to not distract them.
A few moments later, some members suddenly follow suit. It would have been nice if they started weeping during the prayer part of the mass…no. They cried while singing the communion song: Lead Me Lord. Some had light tears some wear weeping hard and stopped singing. They will surely miss Celso.
After the mass, Kuya Jun, our choir conductor, told him, “Pinaiyak mo ang choir!…. Sa communion!”
I told myself: Di sila pwedeng manalo sa singing contest, ‘di nila kayang umiyak habang kumakanta.