Archive for April, 2007

I knew it

Friday, 27 April 07

I am Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy
Dr. Doom
The Joker
Lex Luthor
Mr. Freeze
Green Goblin
A prime example of emotional extremes: Passion and fury incarnate.

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I knew it! I knew I’d be the Dark Phoenix if I were a villain. “A prime example of emotional extremes: Passion and fury incarnate.” And she’s got lovely hair. Love it! Magneto would have been cool as well… Anyways…

I’m still alive. I took my own advice and got off the world for a bit, but now I am back. I wasn’t really planning on writing today, but my mood changed a while ago and I felt the need to blog. It rained, thank God, so that put me in a better state of mind. I’ll take dark, rainy weather over tropical sunlight anytime. Hearing the pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof and feeling the slight breeze enter the room increased my energy level a notch. I can actually feel my neurons coming alive again. They’ve been wilting the past couple of weeks in this horrible, 37°C heat; now they are firing happily in my brain, ecstatic that I’m using them once more. Maybe that’s why I feel lucid all of a sudden.

I’ve been creating again, so that’s good. That’s been keeping me away from my blog and “real”/practical work and social gatherings and friends, though, so… hmmmm… it’s not all that good. I hanker for a “balanced, normal life” sometimes… for maybe 0.71 sec. Mwehehehehe. But, anyhoo, I have a dinner and a party to go to tonight, but I think I’m going to bail. I’m on a creative roll here so I’ll just have to survive another Friday night without beer or the company of my friends. I know that if I join the revelry tonight, it will take 2 days for me to recover and get my groove back. No thanks. I think I’ll pass. I don’t think my Muse will wait that long (impatient, high-maintenance Diva that she is). My friends are cool about it, anyway. They know I get tunnel vision when I’m creating.

So there, back to work. I think my hands have rested enough, plus I think I need to put my pumped-upped neurons to good use.


Stop the World and Get Off

Wednesday, 4 April 07


I am beginning to like Holy Week. I was never really fond of it before for a number of reasons, but mostly due to the religious rituals being practiced and imposed on people, especially on little old me. However, I am seeing it in a different light now; I think I am starting to appreciate the silence it brings.

It is the only time of year that people actually respect your space and they give you the time you need to be by yourself. Most of them do it because they think you’re out on a retreat and communicating with your Savior, while others think that you’ve turned off your mobile because you are white-water rafting with some friends and being one with nature. Whatever your reasons are for disconnecting from the world—be it that you are just sick of hearing and seeing your mobile jiggle to your current melodic pop polytone or just want to finish reading your trashy romance novel in one sitting and in peace—people give you leeway without complaint. Besides, your friends and acquaintances probably choose not to bug you at this time because they probably have opted to turn-off all of their communication devices, too. Holy Week is so different from other holidays like Christmas when your already frenetic pace actually goes up a notch or two. No matter where you find yourself, it seems to stop time and you are left alone with your thoughts, the scorching sun, and endless silence.

Which kind of makes its stillness scary, too. At least for some people. I know some folks who look forward to this break and when they finally get it, they don’t know what to do with their time. They suddenly find themselves stripped of their daily existence—no looming deadlines, no constant ringing and humming of fax machines, and no urgent emails to flag. A bit jangling to the senses when you are used to the swiftness of modern life. They sometimes find it more stressful to de-stress and relax than chase after things. It’s hard to just Be when you always want to be useful and productive.

I, for one, have no trouble disconnecting. If anything, I think I enjoy it more than running alongside the other rats in the race. It has proven to be an obstacle several times in the past—I’ve pushed the “Escape” button one time too many—but at as a whole, it has been a plus to me because it has kept my sanity intact. So you can be sure that I will use this time wisely. No more griping as in Holy Weeks past about scary gigantic bleeding statues and pious soul-saving practices. I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do. Besides, the peace I will find this week will be enough to save my soul. For a couple of days, at least.

And on that note, I shall leave you. Enjoy the silence. I’ll see you after Easter.