Tell Me A Lie So I Can Believe

 

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The Diwata Mapolan Dian Masalanta [Mariang Makiling] and Tagailog went separate ways without closure…

Turn out the light, our story is ending
We wore this thing so far down I can’t tell what I’m talking about
Take what you want, this old love is empty
And I don’t have anything here that I can’t live without
You say your spirits gone, I can’t say that your wrong
Oh, I know we tried, we came into it strong
Maybe we stayed in too long, woman, let’s say goodbye
Tell me a lie so I can believe
There’s more than this moment to moment passing us by
Look in my eyes and I’ll know it’s over
And I will go on from right here with the rest of my life
You say your spirits gone, I can’t say that your wrong
Oh, I know we tried, we came into it strong
Maybe we stayed in too long, woman, let’s say goodbye
I can take a loss I will move on, say goodbye, yeah, ooh
Let’s say goodbye
Oh, you said that I will never leave you
I said, “I think you’re crazy”
You said, “I would never leave you”
I said, “I think you’re crazy”
You said that I would never leave you
And I said, “I think you’re crazy”

Let’s Say Goodbye – Richie Kotsen from the album Slow

Let’s say Goodbye

A Father’s Journey

I know this guy as a happy-go-lucky-devil -may-care sort of man. And the man knows his way around. Met him at the start of my new job, which is where I currently work.  We used to share a bus ride on my way home when I was still tethered to my Mandaluyong habitat. Knowing his fun-loving ways, I never took Ian for a serious person, just someone who’s always looking for a weekend trip, or an adventure somewhere.

But time and again, I am always looking for the depth in another man’s soul, the thing that makes another human being interesting. Sure enough, I was right. Beneath that facade of beach bum, and skin art enthusiasm, lies a hard man able to face anything in life. This man, Ian, bears the burden of his child heart ailment, and carries it around with a grain of salt. Always with a smile for everyone he meets, we used to work  the 2am to 10am shift and always, we could be giggling like schoolgirls at a frat party. But his heart must have been breaking like glass every time he sees his child suffering. A father, no doubt about it.

Two strong individuals

At the hospital, after Star's heart procedure and Ian, the proud father of the brave little girl.

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