I can remember a time when it would bother me when people would take too long to reply to my messages, or would be unreachable whenever we needed to make plans. Or times when it would feel disconcerting that someone had suddenly become, without any warning, strangely quiet. My life would suddenly become imbalanced, and I saw an urgent need to try to make things right again.
Any adult who’s been in an interview will have heard this very popular question at least once in their life:
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
With everything that’s been happening in my life right now, I can’t help but look back at how my life was back then. To quote something I wrote five years ago in A State Of Felicity, “A lot of things had changed.” And it’s the same now.
Have you ever heard news so good that you felt nothing but pure joy? Have you ever come across something so miraculous, that you felt like nothing else mattered?
I have! And it’s the best. news. ever. That’s still how I feel about it, even after five weeks.
Who knows? It might eventually happen. Maybe not right now, but maybe soon. That would be something worth looking forward to, right?
Life is short. Too short, for some. In the long and winding passage of time, our lives are merely fractions of everything that has been, everything that is, and everything that is yet to come.
Everything is temporary. Grass grows and withers dry. Flowers bloom and blossom, until the last of its petals fall to the ground. We live, and then we die.
Sometimes you just feel like you’re being slowly backed into a corner. Like your head is being held underwater for way too long, and that any time you feel like things might be looking up, things start taking a downturn.
It’s been too long since I last took pictures for my photoblog. I need to get out more. :D
With no regard for its rightful owners, the invaders steadily built structure upon structure, declaring the land to be their own. They knew that they would be unchallenged, and that by the time the world comes to an agreement, they would have already claimed their place on the global throne. -Ed. E.
There’ll be days when you’ll find yourself stuck in a rut. It’s still the same activity you’ve been doing for months now, but this time, you find yourself getting less and less interested with it, and more and more detached from the whole thing. You’re slowly becoming this joyless black hole of negativity, and what’s worse, you’re now starting to spread pessimism and apathy to the people around you. Continue reading
In a world where pictures can be photoshopped, where memes can be easily created, where videos can be spliced and edited to show just one side of the story.. In a world where the news can be bent to serve personal interests, where surveys can easily sway the undecided, and where public opinion can be influenced by anyone with a penchant for drama, let us not be easily swayed by what we see on television, or hear on the radio, or read about in the paper, or discover through social media.
“A sense of shared destiny”
This is what I love about Miriam Defensor Santiago, and what makes her stand out from the rest of the presidential aspirants. She intends to inspire every Filipino to be part of nation-building, to be part of the solution. Not just bystanders watching from a distance, waiting for something to go wrong. Not just apathetic citizens just going about their daily lives, who couldn’t care less what happens to the nation.