Tuesday, October 24, 2006

She, I (also The 24th of October)

the shoe pic - corsarius.net

She was born on 5:28, I was born on 8:52. At first glance it seems a harmless coincidence; after all, there's a person born every minute. But when two people having those amusing numbers cross paths and spend eight years dancing with each other, you're reminded of an oft-abused word having "soul" and having "mate".

These two people are two shoes in different colors. Somehow, they sport similar designs. (Maybe because they come from the same Maker, and were meant to be paired in the future, albeit in fashion faux pas?) The feet that wear them walk together in different cadences, but if one falls behind, it always catches up the other never leaves it behind. And when these feet find themselves back on the same track, the cadence goes awry again after some time. But as always, one waits for the other, the other catches up. It's a cycle, a sequence of missteps and small reunions, all backdropped against a war of colors that, oddly enough, look good together from time to time.

She was born on 5:28, I was born on 8:52. She was born, I was born.

She, I.


Happy 21st birthday, dearest Ia. Guys, please do me a favor and greet her at the newly-opened Stellify.net. Thanks! (And it's not my birthday today -- I was born on May 10.)

24 Comments:

Anonymous ia said...

Sentiments aside (which means skipping the first paragraph *evil laugh*), the wording's perfect. Missteps and small reunions. Hay.

War of colors? It's not red and green, is it? Because green is not on top of my list, you know that. :D

Thanks, pre. (Why do I feel so Yaoi-y when I say that. Eeg.)

S'ysh t'ni.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

I'm glad you liked (loved?) it. Happy birthday, Ia-chan.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Abaniko said...

Interesting 'numerology' you've got there. Have you tried getting a connection between your cellular phone numbers? Kidding. :-)

Happy birthday to you both.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

abaniko, thanks, but i was born on may 10. ;) it's just the time of our births that are similar.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous little light said...

dude, i had no idea that you were one of the geeks behind go-ogle and paypalnowph! andon ka ba nung awarding sa isulong? andon ako eh!

11:57 AM  
Blogger bananas said...

mushy...mushy...

but yeah. Numbers do tell something.

add them up, divide, multiply or subtract. matters is that you end up sharing the same joy, if not the same love, as you face the the sum, minuend, quotient, and the product.

nice...nice...

3:08 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

light, you were there? why? did you also join the competition? ;) nah, di ako nakapunta, di maganda pakiramdam ko noon e. i'm one of the three persons (soon to be 4) in the go-ogle team, though paypalnowph is handled by jangelo, my friend and colleague.

bananas, hm, i never liked math in HS and college. funny thing is, our course was math-intensive, hehe.

5:15 PM  
Blogger {illyria} said...

you can be so sweet if you want to be. subtle is good. always has been. :)

2:52 PM  
Anonymous garro said...

[this was supposed to be a comment on the "dancing with each other" post, pero baka di mo matignan so dito nalang ako nag-comment]

oooh. me like pretty words. haha. oks lang ba gamitin ko 'to in something? ewan ko pa kung ano specifically (I've been experimenting). may mga fiction writings ka pa ba, like the "run run run" piece dati sa Logscript?

pic nyo ba yun sa top ng post ng dancing with each other? Ia + heels = does not compute. hehehe.

yun pala yung story behind that pic. diabetically sweet. :D

11:28 PM  
Anonymous ia said...

pic nyo ba yun sa top ng post ng dancing with each other? Ia + heels = does not compute. hehehe.

ang yabang mo. i like boots. rawr.

may credits ung pic na un from the site it came from. mejo ndi ko type un sapatos ng guy, fyi.

he + dancing = does not compute. yun.

1:09 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

illyria, those times are rare. i think you already know how jaded i am, hehe.

ia,

"he + dancing = does not compute. yun."

ouch. the truth hurts :P

1:28 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

garro, no prob, it'd be my honor. though keep me updated with your work if ever you use this or any other fic, hehe.

speaking of fics...most of my longer works aren't here on this blog, 'cause they're...unfinished (argh, katamaran). i don't know if these pieces will interest you, but here are the ones i like best: deviations i, deviations ii, jupiter falls (not fic, actually), jupiter falls from other POVs. and finally, the "run run run" piece, the fall, hehe.

i have this surreal-bizarre-modern-fantasy story that i've been meaning to write for the past months already. that world was supposed to be the setting for my Fully Booked entry, but unfortunately i never got to write that one. maybe in the future when i do write the story/novel/saga/ek-ek... ;)

btw, i've been browsing through your LJ. looks like you're on your way to...having your own comic book sold off the shelf? good luck!

p.s. your godhead rocks, hehe.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous garro said...

ty. :D by-product rin yung Godhead ng Gaiman entry ko. sobrang tagal pa siguro bago makakagawa ako ng sariling books, so talent fielding/network-network muna. hehe.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

no prob! were you able to beat the deadline? i let it pass, unfortunately. well, ika nga nila, slowly but surely. though i can't say the same applies to me. almost no movement, grrr.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous garro said...

I met the deadline but the product was crap, and I mean CRAP. haha.

4:07 PM  
Blogger claudzki said...

soul mate.

blessed are you to have found (..and kept..) yours.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Nostalgia Manila said...

Great blog you have here. Really good to read, a lot of good info. Would love to do a link exchange with you. :)

http://nostalgiamanila.blogspot.com

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,
--Nostalgia Manila

12:06 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

garro, why so? hurried work ba? your works that i've seen so far are far from crap!

claudzki, i'm thankful for that. :)

nostalgia manila, thanks. i've been to your blog a couple of times already, and i must say it's a breath of fresh air into the blogosphere. link's up. ;)

2:56 PM  
Anonymous garro said...

I only learned to draw decently fairly recently, like two weeks ago. hahaha. (disclaimer: I said decent, not great. hopefully I'm a few weeks away from that). kaya ngayon lang ako nag-lakas-loob magbuo ng network.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Nostalgia Manila said...

Hey man! Many thanks for linking up! Love your photos of Boracay.

Cheers!
--NM

5:23 PM  
Anonymous little light said...

nope, i didn't join, but i am an enthusiast. hanggang don lang :P kakilala ko din yung guru and the team behind the contest. sali ba kayo sa 2nd contest?

8:53 PM  
Blogger yayam said...

awww. maybe you ARE meant for each other. :p happy bday to ia. :D

7:35 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

garro, hmm, i can't seem to believe that, as you were already a fine artist back in the engg logscript days, hehe. anyway, good luck!

nm, no prob, and thanks. here's one hoping for more nostalgic stuff on your blog in the next months!

1:14 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

light, si marc hil macalua? wow. yep, we joined the ituloy angsulong contest...sana maka-place ulit hehe :P

hopefully, yayam. thanks! makakarating sa kanya :)

1:16 AM  

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