Find out how the years have passed you by, simply by seeing how your once revered pop idols grow old. I’ve just watched a senior citizened Depeche Mode on Youtube.
Another way to be cognizant of the “feebling in years”, is to observe odd sleeping habits.
When I was a little boy I would wake up at an ungodly hour having the need to tinkle. But I was too afraid of the dark so I’d wait for hours for a household to rise.
Years went on and I began to appreciate the dead of night. Evening shadows, enjoying the quietest time of day.
Today, I would wake up on murkiness, never to go back to sleep again.
Too many crazy thoughts:
I want a photowalk in Japan.
I fought the Facebook itch — and the Facebook itch won.
I used to think about life. Now I am curious of death.
The future. Nothing but a light at the end of an endless tunnel.
2:30 am December 13. Still awake.
One sleepless night in Cebu city I took a leisurely walk at the Sto. Niño Cathedral, awaiting for the church bells to ring.
I have to express my genuine thanks for an answered prayer.
A few weeks earlier, I was in Cagayan de Oro listening to Atty. Kay’s story about how she took and passed the Bar exam with her tiny Sto. Niño piece in hand. When I got me to Cebu, I took the chance to visit the same Sto. Niño and — in the same light — asked for success for my daughter who was scheduled to take the Board exam.
My daughter — my erstwhile Teenage Senyorita, though not the brightest, sharpest of kind — struggled her way from grade school to college without me every step of the way.
Now with her passing the Psychometrist board exam, I could say somebody up there is on our side.