Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time-Out

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

They were facing east. From my 29th floor window, I spied two men leaning against the balustrade of the helipad atop the high-rise across ours. The air alive, their white shirts were billowing behind them. They seemed to be immersed in the bliss of the moment, with their faces lifted to the sprawl of the city stretching as far as their eyes could see. What could they be talking about? I wondered. Silence would have been nice, too, I thought.

How light, how tranquil the image they make. Like most of us, those two must have needed some time-out from the demands of the day; a refuge from the cacophony of ringing telephones, clicking heels, rattling keyboards and overlapping chatter; a haven from routine and boredom, disorder and confusion.

7 comments:

jacqueline said...

or window shopping for baby stuffs may also give a breath of fresh air. :)

Angeli said...

oh yeah. being surrounded with such stuff has a calming effect. babyland is a sanctuary. :)

Kayni said...

clicking heels i hate the most especially when they echo all over the capitol building.

Anonymous said...

one of them is dissuading the other not to jump. :)

Cyd said...

babyland and baby stuff = si blue!
btw, thanks for the gift we really appreciate it. :)

Angeli said...

@kayni. it gets irritating especially when you're trying to concentrate, diba?

@anonymous. maybe they're planing to jump together? :)

@cyd. i'm glad you like it. anyway, ansaya ng company at ansarap ng lechong kawali! :) it was truly a wonderful night. thanks for having us. :)

unstranger said...

Reads like you need to get away for a while

 
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