Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
I went to PN to take pictures of the sunrise.
The distant bodies
Speak with coldness
Their voices shiver
and silently, they fade
I hope you’ll be all right, friend.
What do you all know about death?Barnes
Originally published in White Sugar, 1/4 (happyobituary.multiply.com).
Okei kaya na maging bum na lang?
Kumain ng cream puff o kaya chiffon buong araw.
Maghalungkat ng mga lumang DVD at panoorin paulit-ulit.
O kaya maghardinero sa bakuran.
Tutal, kailangan nang gapusin ang bougainvilla dahil sumasayad na sa kawad ng kuryente. Marami na ring bunga ang punong mangga. Ano pa ba… Kailangan nang tagpasin ang puno ng aratilles na pumupunta sa bakuran namin – nagkakalat lang ng dahon.
I seldom dream or think of the future but you know that when I do, I see us dancing by a lullaby-like melody. We are older than we are today. It is as though we are alone in the crowd. You look into my eyes and it is the first time we fell in love with each other.
We, people living, shouldn’t be concerned about death or the afterlife.
You can not prevent death to happen. You can not expect death; it just happens.
Death, sickness, aging deal with us; not us with them. Either we face it or forget it – be involved with things or be preoccupied.
Death is now… very possible anytime. Death is not fearful – only fearful because you do not want to let go of things.
The things you fear are determinate but death is not.
Authentic existence – being is not equal to having. Expression of being – love, commitment can not be overcome by death.
Death is not the opposite of life but a compliment of it. You will value life more if you understand death.
Courage – living in spite of death.
Ganito kasi ‘yun. Kumayod ako ng halos limang araw na night shift para lang matapos ang Yearbook namin sa preschool. Mas malala pa sa trabaho dahil dito, walang oras-oras. Ni hindi ko na nasasara yung PC.
Nilagare ko kahapon at inakala kong matatapos ko ng alas-diyes ng gabi. Dapat kasi makauwi ako sa Cavite dahil bertdey ng nanay ko. Pero Alas-onse y media ko na natapos, kaya taranta ako sa paghahandang umalis.