Thursday, December 3, 2009

montage

one lazy friday afternoon, four friends decided to meet for a late lunch. though shadows were still hiding beneath their limbs, the sky was already bleeding with warmth.

when food was served, no one gave a gesture. they just stared at it, silent and unmoved.
Jo took the spoon, that was placed neatly beside a chinese porcelain. the plate was inked with intricate designs and finished with a gold plating. he scooped a grain of what was on his plate. no one actually knew what it was.

then he slowly savored it, as it melted inside his mouth.

then he said, find a person who would challenge your love. never settle with someone who loves you more. it will bore you. it will distort every good things he does into mere flaws. and by the time comes, you'll just realize, what you have is not really love rather its suffocation.

Alex lifted his glass from the neck. he moved it and watched as the wine danced inside. when it stopped, he took a brief sip and garggled it inside his mouth. he made sure that the taste would stay around his tounge. then he spitted it, even before it touches his wanting throat.


then he said, people are fools to believe love. what they don't know is, it only permits one's sexual desire. it justifies a kiss, allows a hug and above all, it makes sex guiltless, which i think is how it should be in the first place. if i can have sex with anyone i want, then why do i have to chain myself in a commitment, right?

Max picked something out from the basket. then he rolled it in between his fingers, feeling its actual plumpness and texture. it was rough that could titilate his tastebuds. but it was too soft to hold that sensation.

he said, love is the most overrated thing in life, next to god. if this is so abstract and unexplainable like what other people claim it to be, then how come it has rules? it hurts? and most of all, it lingers? but its funny how we still keep on chasing it. eventhough they say that it was very unwise to do.

then Jude took the salt shaker and dropped it on the floor that made a thundering noise; that even shattered the tainted window pane. everyone suddenly became silent.


behind them, the sun had finally set. then the chilly night breeze came.

someone offered dinner. but everyone became silent again.

21 comments:

citybuoy said...

ah love.. it has confounded people for millenniums. great metaphors. your use of imagery is amazing!

dami nanamang inlababo... ang pasko nga naman.

Vladimir Buendia said...

this is one of the deadliest metaphors ever written.

thanks for starting my day right.

Galen said...

Until I accept love as an unconditional state of being, then I'm bound to remain single for the rest of my days. :)

Nag December lang, biglang andaming naging taken ah... :P

Aris said...

napakaganda ng mga paghahambing. nakakapagpamuni-muni. sa sinabi ni jo ako higit na napag-isip.

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

you know how they say people can't live without love? well, oxygen is more important.

Skin Ed said...

minsan pag gutom na gutom ako, hindi na ako nag iisip. kumakain na ako agad. hindi na ako nagsasalita.

minsan naman hindi.

guys, kain tayo. hee hee.

line of flight said...

it sounds like your friends are looking for a way to escape from life and have found how love interfaces with life's complexities to be less than an ideal form of escape. yet, everyone who has ever experienced real love finds it impossible to directly speak about. people who have never experienced, seem to think they are it's master and can render meaningful judgments about it.

Victor Gregor said...

"Find a person who would challenge your love. never settle with someone who loves you more. it will bore you. it will distort every good things he does into mere flaws. and by the time comes, you'll just realize, what you have is not really love rather its suffocation."

This is new to me. And rather confusing.

thecurioscat said...

sigh

rudeboy said...

What "Jo" said about being bored by someone who loves you more is very telling because I find it to be true.

And when affection turns into slavish devotion, it becomes even more onerous.

Too much love - given or taken - will kill you every time.

Eternal Wanderer... said...

matalinhaga.

di lang ilong ang nagdugo. pati utak yata.

hahahahhaa

wanderingcommuter said...

citybouy: its about time i utilize my wild imagination in good use.

vladimir: deadliest talaga? hehehhe... nakamamatay?!

galen: che! ikaw na lang ang hinihintay ng december, galen.

aris: can relate ba ito?

keitaro: exactly, love is not the only thing that makes the world goes round.

skin ed: yan ang profound! hehehe.

lof: i find it very interesting how someone could exactly picture whats going inside anothe rperson's mind.

victor: kapag nagkita tayo, ididiscuss ko sa iyo ito ng mabuti...

thecurioscat: haaayy...

rudeboy: spill your story...

ew: hahahaha! eto band aid... hahaha!

bampiraako said...

Magaling ka talaga.

Ako din. Gusto ko yung sinabi ni Jo.

Chyng said...

Lovely!
I still believe in Love. Bawal matagal na pag-iinarte!

TheCoolCanadian said...

The trouble with many people is they look at love in a very shallow way.

True love is the one that is given to another person unconditionally.

Let's not confuse true love from Lust.

For example, a mother's love for her child – is called love. True love. Given without "but", "if", and what-not. When a horny male teenager wants to fuck a girl, we can't call that love. That – is lust.

So, peeps, let's get this right.
Let's once and for all segregate what is and what isn't.

Let's think deeper when we think what true love is all about.

line of flight said...

me too.

dabo said...

Mas concern pa din ako sa lust, many people, philosophers to scientists have talk about love for so long. Poems, sculptures and paintings, a lot were dedicated to love. Pero no one was really able to explain it.

Pero ang lust naiwanan sa kalye, parang madumi syang aso na huwag mong hahawakan.. so what is true lust? Paano mo malalaman na ang isang lust ay totoo at walang halong biro?

I know right. Lol =)

chicomachine said...

haha! lasing ka nung sinulat mo to! whahahaha! pero tama. pinaka-trip ko yung sinabi ni jo. :D rakenrol parekoy!

TheCoolCanadian said...

"Pero ang lust naiwanan sa kalye, parang madumi syang aso na huwag mong hahawakan.. so what is true lust? Paano mo malalaman na ang isang lust ay totoo at walang halong biro?"

Is this what people say in the Philippines?

Not in western nations. Many are only involved in sexual relationship but no love involved. They just want to enjoy themselves. No, we don't condemn this. Not at all.

I am just saying that Love and lust are two different things.

Let's call lust - LUST!
and love - LOVE!

That's all I'm trying to express.
These two things have confused a lot of people. Let's start discerning what is and isn't.

Btw, I'm here not to make enemies but to engage in a healthy discussion.

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Mr. Scheez said...

i don't know if it's just me or is the post full of bitterness?