Tuesday, June 21, 2016

optimism



I was told that all lies are half-true and that the world’s greatest deceptions on the earth and in the heart all have a bit of truth laced in.

It was a warm August day when he said he loved me. He said he didn’t know how, why, or even when but I’d somehow struck his heart like a chord or a comet and for that, he was irrevocably mine.

I jumped right in. We fell too hard. In the morning, he was gone.

Optimists pride themselves in seeing the glass half-full. I pride myself in seeing your love half-true.

This and other 100-word stories in Project 0.1.

Photo: cabin
♫: Joni Mitchell | A Case of You (1971)

12 comments:

  1. It has been quite a wait.

    Perhaps the timing is off. Or perhaps he isn't The One, just that.

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    1. Guy: Yes, it has. Sorry about that. I mostly post on Facebook now. :p

      And yeah, it was really bad timing. Which is sometimes code for it never would've worked out.

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  2. I missed you! This couldn't be any more appropriate. Thank you for the kind message pala :) It was sweet while it lasted, well most deceptions are. Haha.

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    1. D: These deceptions fuel our writing! Just keep on keeping on.

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  3. When it comes to love and matters of the heart, we oftentimes see things how we want to see them, rather than how they really may be. :(

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    1. Nova: Especially if you're a Leo like me! I once read we have the best relationships. The challenge is most of the time, it's only in our minds. :(

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  4. Awhh :) I miss reading your works

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    1. Simon: I missed writing too!

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    2. Hope to read more from you soon naman :)

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    3. Simon: Looks like you're getting what you wished for. haha (selfless promotion in 3... 2...) You can also follow the Facebook page here since I update there more frequently.

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  5. So relieved to read a post by you!! I've been meaning to email you, check in, and be assured you're well and fine. Miss the "Nyl Smile"! :D

    "A Case of You" is a wonderful song, but then Joni is a legend amongst poets, writers, singers, story-tellers. Be well. Be happy. Stay in touch, Nyl!!

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    1. Rick: There's always Facebook! I'm not quite sure what happened but we're not friends on there anymore but I just re-added you.

      Yes, it's a great song. I love her! She paved the way for so many other singer-poets who I adore.

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