2017 November One More Thing

Bring On Tomorrow

Attending night prayers at the seminary almost always meant hearing that ancient but rather beautiful melody of “Day is done“. Many years later even as we close this maiden issue, I hear similar thought-provoking lyrics, albeit, this time on a more worldly tune. Most would tag Barry Manilow ancient though, considering he started way back from the 70’s, however the words from his music are timeless, and I seek acquiescence to be able to use it here as a parting thought:


Sleep baby, sleep — lose yesterday’s blues
When you’re ready for morning, have I got news:
Our ship’s in the harbor, the street’s turning gold,
Whatever you’re dreaming, it’s no longer on hold…

Dream baby, dream — while you were asleep,
I had mountains to climb and a promise to keep
Now home is the hunter and holding the prize,
I’m waiting tell you when you open your eyes…

Bring on tomorrow for me and for you;
We hung on through dark hours, dawn’s overdue.
Bring on tomorrow and show me the sun,
We’ll live it together cause you are the one.

Barry Manilow, from 15 Minutes (fame, can you take it?)


We hope you read us again in next month’s issue.  So, bring on tomorrow.

Joel Gabriel
"Fray Joel" entered the Dominican formation in 1990 straight out of high school. In 1993 he received the habit of the Order of Preachers while being admitted to the novitiate. He obtained his A.B. Philosophy degree in 1996 at the same time that he decided to take a leave from seminary life. In the secular world, he trained as a mainframe programmer with Citibank which started his career in Information Technology, and the rest as they say is history. Joel has been an IT practitioner all his professional life gaining experience and expertise with global companies such as Citibank Asia-Pacific, RCG-IT, IBM Solutions, Accenture and James-Martin/Headstrong. Based in the New York metro area since 2012, Joel is currently an IT Support Operations Manager with Genpact possessing over 15 years of success leading diverse technology projects within the Capital Markets and Financial Services industry and domain. Joel is happily married to Nancy Aquino-Gabriel.

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