When Life Becomes A Metaphor
October 4-10 Edition
July 19, 2014
Nature can be a metaphor for the heart. The breeze of change is like the aroma of sea as you stand on the shore.
The sun has found paradise in the heavens, but he is set to go away again. Madrigals are soon to be sung in this advent of spring. But will the night be the same again for the stars?
Deep inside the planet, molten rock yearns to find release, to express the mounting pressure from the tectonic shifts within. The mounting heat at the core is steadily melting the surface, weakening the force that keeps it inside.
Clouds that serenely pass by like ghostly ancient galleons on a quest for fabled treasure in a mysterious island beyond the uncharted seas at the edge of the world.
Swift flight is how the bird learns the higher meaning of life. Now his wings are ready to fly without him. He has tasted the sweetness of the sky. Will he be the same as he returns to the ground, standing over the dust from which he came?
July 24, 2014
There are more complicated things happening outside my own little world.
Broadcasting live this morning is the Senate hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program, the government's budget transfer scheme ruled by the Supreme Court last week as unconstitutional. Philippine President Noynoy Aquino, who will deliver his State of the Nation Address next week, spoke on national TV live last week and I like the way he elegantly defended the DAP and defied the High Court without sparking a constitutional crisis between two co-equal branches of government.
A Malaysian airline has been shot down in Ukraine last week; the families of the victims are afraid to go to there to identify the bodies because they might be killed too. Death can happen in a blink of an eye, like when another passenger airline crashed in Taiwan a few days ago.
I've never been afraid of death and I would rather be blown away than spend my last days suffering from some stupid disease. This made me think just how people fervently cling to life, unable to bear even the mere thought of losing it or what might possibly happen when they do.
There is another Malaysian Airline plane that hit the news in recent months: it just vanished from the radar screens as if pulled into the vortex of a different dimension.
I've just received another "Outstanding" award last week at the company where I work. But at the same time, I've been feeling burnt out from the night shift, the pressures from the work itself and the recent series of stupid rules and downright dumb spiels those bureaucratic morons in management keep coming out with. No matter how qualified they are, some people just don't deserve their rank. Those in positions of authority who make things harder for other people to do their work effectively simply don't deserve to be where they are.