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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Promise: The Finale

I broke away from the crowd to find myself a beautiful spot. I wanted to be separated from the rest of the world so I can enjoy the imminent coming of something magical. I was ready. I was waiting and anticipating for a magnificent show.

Magical lights flew from left to right. Flickers of light filled the sky as if they were dancers of a well rehearsed and wonderfully choreographed dance number. Violet, green, blue and red took turns to strut their magnificence in the early evening sky. I was amused and amazed at the same time. Every second brought little joys to my heart that I indulged willingly. When the beautiful sparkles threatened to expire, one final blow lit up the overwhelmingly dark sky. And on that glorious final strike my dull evening sky glistened with the magic, magnificence and beauty of a face of someone I was certain I saw before. It was the face of someone I will be meeting the day after. It was your face that my eyes saw and it was you that my heart believed will bring fulfillment to my little romantic dreams.

The dream that one morning I will wake up and it will be you and your adorable smile patiently waiting for me to open my eyes so we can start the day together. A dream that one breezy afternoon I will enjoy the sunset and it will be you walking beside me and holding my hands as we talk about everything and nothing at all. A dream that one night I will sleep in a warm embrace after a soft and gentle goodnight kiss and it will be your voice I will hear whispering to my ear “I love you.”

Yet just as how the wonderful lights vanished, so did the flicker of hope that it might be you who will fulfill my silly little romantic dreams. If only it was not complicated and if only I was not bounded by a promise to a friend, I would have risked it. It is just that I value that friendship and I put it on a pedestal much like how I raise up the value of romantic relations. I would never ever consider friendship second best for it is more lasting than some romantic relations. A friendship for me is not a step back but a move forward towards something rewarding and fulfilling.

Now, as I slowly but decisively blur you out my romantic snapshots, I will continue to look up to my dark evening sky and wait for the next blast of radiance that will show the face of that someone who will not only be present in my romantic snapshots but also in the fulfillment of my silly little romantic dreams.

17 comments:

Mr. Scheez said...

Coffee? =)

joaqui_miguel said...

@mr. scheez: Sure thing. Maybe next week? Will let you know. Don't worry, I'm okay. :)

Aris said...

i love the symbolism of sparks flying and then dying after one final burst...

sometimes we need to let go after holding on because we want to love not just for a moment but forever.

RONeiluke, RN said...

sparks fly when we're in love... it's just too bad that for some of us fireworks are meant to have endings...

let's wait for the next fireworks display! :)

peace out!

ps: loved the narration :)

joaqui_miguel said...

@aris: Thanks! :) We have to let go... let them all go. :)

@roneiluke,rn: Yeah, let's! hehehe Thanks! :)

Chyng said...

cheers to that. before you know it, my lovelife ka na. but this time, BETTER! (--,)

joaqui_miguel said...

@chyng: Hahahaha :)

Let's just say, I'm not looking but when one comes along we'll see.

Thanks. :)

Bry said...

It's always a spark or bright colors that cheers us up!

But in reality, black and darkness is more fun! lol

thanks sa pag-comment...

ex-links?!

jaybeecc said...

:( i think it's ironic that when we go into a relationship first, we then exert effort to really be friends with our partner- and it sometimes can feel forced because we're catching up with so many things; but when we're already friends with someone we eventually like more than just a friend, we get scared of going further, and won't risk losing that friendship. but how about the risk of losing the love that we'll never know was supposed to be? and we'll never know how strong that bond of friendship is unless it undergoes a trial of a transition.

the geek said...

epilogue can sometimes be a prologue...

cheers to another chapter, migi...
oh no, make it another book...this time, a different story...

Mugen said...

Poetic. Indeed, our words become lofty when we are...







... in love.

KRIS JASPER said...

It's not the finale yet... Just one chapter's conclusion...

joaqui_miguel said...

@bry: No problem. :)

@jaybeecc: Nice points you have there.

It happened to me before that I fell in love with my best friend. Unfortunately she did not feel the same way. We didn't talk for almost a year but after that we remain friends but not as close as before.

@geek: Yeah, hopefully a different story. A simpler one but not too simple. Too much complications can be stressful.

@mugen: Parts of them were written when I was still "feeling" it pero now I'm so over the whole thing. ;) hehehe

@kris jasper: Yeah, could be. :) Thanks.

Ronnan Tristan said...

napaka poetic naman... I like it... and don't forget, when the right person comes along..

Umapila sa baranggay..

Don't tell a lie

Yes or No

hehe Cheerz! =)

joaqui_miguel said...

@ronnan tristan: Thanks so much! :)

Looking For The Source said...

ngayon ko lang to nabasa.

at naalala ko yung fireworks display after nung chris brown act and before rihanna's...

:)

joaqui_miguel said...

@looking for the source: Yeah, it was nice! ;)