Monday, June 10, 2013



It was late Saturday night and I was on my way home from the theater. I had just seen the French film Rust and Bones, which starred Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. I thought it was brilliant in the way it portrayed people who inhabit the edges of life, their "sinewy determination, their guile, and above all,their recklessness," as Rachel Cooke wrote in her review for The Guardian.

So there I was ... driving home, listening to music and pondering the film when my friend Brian texted. He was partying at club Haze where Cosmic Gate was performing.

"Hay ... I'm so stupid Kane," he said. "I've already spend 4,300 bucks. I'm with my crush kasi."

"Honey, it's okay," I said. "These are the stuff memories are made of."

"That's what I'm thinking. Haayyy! For the great memories!!!" Brian replied. "Thank you K, I'm glad you understand me."

"Of course. You know me. What do we treasure when we're older if not moments like these," I told him.  Things one cannot hold on to, I thought to myself.

"The price we pay for great memories," he said. "Hay ... things like these were free when we were young."

Oh ... but we did pay a price Brian. We paid for it dearly. With our youth.


rudeboy said...

Quid pro quo.

'Twas ever so.

citybuoy said...

Such introspection! nakakaloka ka kausap, kane. parang feeling ko bawal yung mga nonsense lang.

and we stood in line for that movie kaso they told us they'd run out of seats na. :( defeated, i torrent.

Momel said...

What regrets I had, I got inked. Well, some of them. It's a small piece on my back, so that I can't see it. But I know it's there.

Yes, allow me to echo Nyl. But I think that's what makes you more interesting, Pogi. I am full of nonsense, you're not buying any of it. Haha!

Muahness from Pasig Cirehhh!

LJ said...

I have to agree with CB, hehehe... your post always leave me speechless. its nice being back on your page again, hello kane. :D