Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Just got up from a 5-hour sleep, which I took as soon as I got home. My lower midsection was aching as a result of my monthly cycle and I had to rest my throbbing head and place a hot pack on my lower belly. This is one of those days when I wished I was born male.

Forget about that and all the crazy politics at work. I can now blog with a clearer mind.

Everyone thought that this was Neil Gaiman's nice surprise for the Filipinos. We don't have any official word from Fully Booked yet, but this news was shared in Nocturne. $15,000 prize-money from the man himself! If this is the surprise they're talking about, then it is indeed a nice one.

I was browsing through Mr. Gaiman's journal and fell in love with this:


I don't think that I've been in love as such,
Although I liked a few folk pretty well.
Love must be vaster than my smiles or touch,
For brave men died and empires rose and fell
For love: girls followed boys to foreign lands
And men have followed women into Hell.

In plays and poems someone understands
There's something makes us more than blood and bone
And more than biological demands...
For me, love's like the wind, unseen, unknown.
I see the trees are bending where it's been,
I know that it leaves wreckage where it's blown.
I really don't know what "I love you" means.
I think it means "Don't leave me here alone."


Jaz said...

gotta agree with the sonnet...
love? sure is damn incomprehensable!

loryces said...

have you listened to the mp3? dark sonnet ata ang title. :)

~*galenlondeien*~ said...

jaz: yeah. :)

loryces: nope. i think they're calling it "dark sonnet" but neil prefers to just call it "sonnet". hehe!