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01 April 2007

Summer's here!

And here's my Powerbook's desktop specially for this season.

Because it's back! The heat, the dust, the yearning for halo-halo and ice scramble from the streets. The heady magenta evenings, the late night dashes to Roxas boulevard for coffee and a walk, the reading of Umberto Eco novels while sucking on strawberry-flavored popsicles. The hulas, the duyans, the beaches, the sunburns, the get-togethers with vacationing cousins, the siestas and old music and comfort food, the rummaging through old wardrobes, the three showers a day. The palay harvests, the coconut smell, the laughter, the childhood, the remembering, the homecoming. The Reyna Elena, the gothic and morbid Holy Week celebrations, the Abuelas dragging the young people to churches for confession and Way of the Cross. The bloody Christ, the Pasion, the wailing women in the neighborhood chapels, the snakes emerging from the grass onto the pavement. The drought, the poverty, the May elections, the controversies, the pronouncements, the mud-slinging, the flagellants, the cenakulos, the grass fires, the ensuing ashes, the Return to Ashes, the Death, the Resurrection, Eternal Damnation, the Book of Revelations, the Final Judgement.

All that mindless tradition, all that magic, all that myth. It's no wonder summer is my favorite time of the year. It's cuckoo country.


Blogger Lizza said...

Yummy post. Mmmmmm...beaches, ice cream, ocean, beer on the beach, summer!!!!

Here's to a good one, Maryanne.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous liz said...

heya, love the entries! saw your link from a bikolana too! :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Hey, Liz! Thanks for dropping by! :)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Senor Enrique said...

The exhilirating scent right after a sudden summer rain coupled with the fragrance of blooming rosals! This is what I love about summer the most; out in the barrio, of course :)

I heard that due to climate changes this is going to be one real hot summer. Hope not. Keep cool.

2:11 PM  
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3:17 PM  
Blogger MulderandScully said...

fun entries! If i might add, reading books and comic books while sweating in a very hot room. Works for me.

11:02 AM  
Blogger janet said...

Pareho pala tayo: I keep changing wallpapers din to fit the mood or occasion. :)

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Angielyn said...

hey!!!mam i really inspired with the short stories that you wrote because i learn a lot from that story.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Angielyn said...

hey!!!mam i really inspired with the short stories that you wrote because i learn a lot from that story.

1:37 PM  

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