Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'll put them into writing and I will make it my slogan

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"Don't ever be someone's slogan. Because you are poetry."

~ Gwen Cummings (28 days)

Does that quote make sense to you?

Out of boredom, I watched Sandra Bullocks' 28 Days and in the film, what she said to Andrea sticks to my head so badly that I kept saying it (without really knowing what it meant).

...what's wrong with being "someone's slogan"?

...what's wrong with being second's best?

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Sometimes, I just think that I don't deserve anything that is good. Guilty is the word.

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My heart was just palpitating this morning. It won't stop skipping a beat. Dug, dug, dug, dug!

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The woman in the photo, I saw her squating on the street while I was in Rizal Park the other week looking for interesting people and things to shoot. She was just there and I stood some feet away from her. I think I lingered too much because people were already starting to look my way. I was happy that she never did look my way, not even a glance. Enough for me to take a couple more shots. She was writing something so I stood at her back but found nothing on her notebook. Maybe she's making a poetry. Better yet, a slogan. I wish I have waited more.

5 comments:

Toe said...

Ang dami mong palaisipan Rayts!

Grabe... you really are interested in people. It shows in your works.

kyels said...

The photo tells a story; in a way.

(:

pieterbie said...

Intresting in this photo is that the ground had some shapes, integrated in it, some decorations, makes it more attractive.
I cannot remember why, but I missed 28 days. I'm sure I had an opportunity to see it a while ago, but I never did.
You are very observant and you think about your subject. Myself, I'm more attracted by visual stimuli, I don't think so much. But then, I'm a man :-)

Sidney said...

You definitely think too much ! ;-)

Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
-Author Unknown-

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
-Cary Grant-

I think this woman is someone lost in her own mind and in the big city that is called Manila.
I would have (probably) started a conversation with her and I am pretty sure she would have enjoyed the company.

my gulch said...

@Toe,
i try to divert people's attention (intentionally). it makes one think the most important things, out of the most mundane surrounding we live in. thank you for taking a big part in this endeavor!

@Kyels,
it does. i hope to god it does.

@peter,
the shapes are actually part of the flooring design which is weird because it's near the public highway and she sees on it like it was her house. i don't think you are missing a lot from NOT being able to watch 28 Days. I thought it was an "awful" film. awful in my own standards of course. i know i can be very observant if i want to, but naturally, i don't think i am.

@Sidney,
I know, I know. but i always think I am saying the obvious. i guess not. i dunno if she's one to be called "someone lost in her own mind" although i know what you mean, we have a lot of those everywhere. but i could also be "someone lost in her own mind"...

yea, you would have started conversing with her. you strike me as the friendly type. :-D

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