Moonlighting

Ayel's shoutout, I felt, deserved an attention that, despite the possibility of the effort to be misconstrued as plainly attempting to grab attention--which was secondary by the way--I took the plunge.

He quoted a line from the filmized Neil Gaiman book Stardust: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really...” Do the stars gaze back?" Now that's a question.

I knew he would reply. But was afraid that he would not. And when he did, it scared me that he would stop. But nobody's stopping yet. I guess it's too early to stop as it would be too early to say that things are getting well.

Well, I'm hooked. And because I am an open book, read on...

B: The stars? I guess they gaze back. Actually more than gaze. They speak to us, tell us things that so different to what they have been telling others. And these things that they tell us always depend on how we stare at them. You see, stars know what "two-way-street" is all about...Sure, this is romanticizing. I am romanticizing.

*Nevermind tho. wink...wink...

A: Definitely, you are romanticizing...Stars don't gaze back at us...They don't even twinkle...(or so we thought) sigh

B: But what if these stars are not really as withdrawn as you think they are? What if you're just misreading them...that they actually detest being called and treated like "stars"? What if they're real?

*Just thinking. Btw, my name is Bananachoked.

A: What do u mean, they are real? Stars are undeniably real...They are in the sky...They are part of the galaxy...Why would they detest being called as stars? At least, they have a label...Do u detest being called human?

And I'm Ayel...I dont know ypu actually...But then, I have nothing to lose if I'm gonna respond to your email... :-)

B: There are reasons why they are called stars. One maybe, for the elementariness of my grasp and understanding, because they are up there--so hard to reach. Promixity made them and probably, made us too. You see, whoever coined the word starstruck was brilliant but apparently was so drowned by the starness of stars.

We can be literal and that is fine. Which brings me to my proposal that we try to lower our gaze far from the skies. Looking around, we will certainly realize that unlike the real stars, mortals' own version of stars do not brighten mortals' own version of sky.

I hope that answers the issue on whether or not stars are real.

Now, about having labels and all that--sure labels could mean a lot. But labels are like boxes. They constrict us. Sometimes, people tend to focus their attention more on the box and the wrappings rather than the content. The fancier the box, they expect more of the item inside. What i am saying is that most of the times, boxes precede the item.

Yes, Ayel, both of us do not have anything to lose on this. wink...wink...


A: I'm impressed with your letter...Tinodo mo lahat and binuhos mo lahat ng powers mo to come up with much depth and analysis...hehehehe...Well, I am actually in awe after reading your letter...I never thought you can be so analytical about the stars.....And you are indeed a writer...Good writing skill...So lets talk about the moon? Joke :-)

B: I don't actually mind talking about the moon, although I know that like the rain, the moon is also depressing. But, really, I don't mind being depressed this time.

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Ayel and I agreed to meet over dinner Thursday. But because I will be out for a 3-day meeting, we agreed to instead meeting next week. Wish me luck.

11 comments:

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

tigilan ako sa startalk na yan. mga starlet kayo!

Amberi Sorry said...

Takla na lang sa akin at isang amengs.... Makasapot

jericho said...

maganda pa lang pick up line ang stars... chos! hehehe. lyk ko ang bago mong blog bakla. at in furness, naka-fur ka sa gitna ng init? hehehe. stars are billions of lightyears away from us. how do you know that the lights you see are actually stars? they can very well be just light that just reached us from a long-dead non-existent star. charot!.. gawin bang national geographic.. chos!

Abssss said...

good luck on your meeting. wish you'll go to heaven. wink. ;)

bananas said...

@mandy--ano ba? inggetera!

@amberi sorry--no comment sa ko sa imo karon

@jericho--wala akong magagawa tey. unplanned ang lahat. and malamig sa kidapawan kaya jacketness ang event don. mas malamig pa sa baguio city. mas malamig pa sa HK!

@absss--wish ko rin. hehehe...

Stan™ said...

wow... same blog lay -out!
i'm p-lanning to change soon! don't worry hahah.

para magkaiba naman tayo.

thanks for visiting my site.!

Amberi Sorry said...

why no comment? Hmmmm.... THanks for the call diay.

bananas said...

@stan--thanks din for visiting my home. home? hahaha...neways, yeah. thanks. and, yes, pareho nga tayo ng layout. and im not just about to have another facelift. hehehe...


@amberi sorry--muwahhhh...

bobongatenista said...

Just one quick question, is Mr. J is out of the picture? Or it was just mere infatuation? Hags ka madame.... I am lost in translation na... hehehehe... I thought rainy days are for Mr. J and then stars appear.... Hay ka hags oi... hehehehehe

I am all but summer you know.

bananas said...

@beyef, J or Lover was a beautiful experience. I dont associate him to drizzle or the damp, although my experiences with him were mostly warranted by the drizzle and the damp.

As for Ayel, we shared a good time together. Nothing special. Nothing more. I dont know...I think I am starting to like the person, tho.

bobongatenista said...

So......

"Bukas luluhod ang mga tala?"

or

lumuhod na ba....