You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


15 happy thoughts

Marry on a hilltop
I’ve always imagined it happening on a hilltop just before sunrise.

Ride the Titanic
And scream “I am the king of the world!”

Visit the Louvre
I’m a sucker for artworks and yet I have never been to any art museums.

Write a novel
It would be nice to write a story and move someone.

Travel back in time
I know I ca
n’t change the past. I guess I just want to remember something. Make sure I won’t miss a thing.

Ride a bike
…in the Tuscan countryside. Being in that place is like living inside a dream. I need to learn to ride the bike first, of course, since I have the worst balancing skills in the world.

Be a photographer
A picture is a moment frozen in time. It’s like you have a power to stop time for a moment and let people see that moment through your eyes.

Draw a graffiti
…on Tree Hill Rivercourt. And play some hoops with Hales.

Study at a wizarding school
What’s cooler than riding a broomstick while playing Quidditch? Plus you get to hex people who think you’re a dork.

Watch a Josh Groban Concert
He’s probably the one who inspired me to stretch my musical vocal cords and sing in the shower.

Hoist the Wimbledon Cup
I wonder what it’s like—kicking Roger Federer’s ass.

Listen to tons of music without falling totally asleep
Have you ever experienced laying half awake and half asleep just before the dawn breaks and your head is floating in a colorful abyss of mellow music? Well, you should.

Paint a masterpiece
It’s been a while since the last time my hands held a paintbrush. I guess when you stop using what has been given, it just leaves you.

Have children (I KNOW!)
And they will be called Lucas and Haley (Of course, I'd still need to consider my wife’s wishes —you know? The one I will marry on that hilltop?)

Hang out on the coffin rock again
I remember sitting on it with my bestfriend years ago. And it’s one of those rare moments of clarity wherein you do
n’t need to think and yet your head is teeming with thoughts. I remember that moment—reclining underneath a green ceiling of leaves permeated by sunlight and the lullaby of rush of water underneath you. And yeah. That’s where I got the name of this blog.

Think happy, guys!


Joanna said...

Tree Hill fan alright...

That's a really cool list. Brought a smile on my face. Thanks!

ShatterShards said...

The National Museum hosts a guided tour around the place to feature the various art they have, with Juan Luna's Spolarium is the tour's finale. I have yet to sign up for the tour, though. The Lourve and my visit to the Mona Lisa will have to wait a few more years. hehe

Biking along the ancient paths of Ireland is one of my dreams, and like you, I need to learn how to bike first. :-)

Dori and Auj said...

I like your number 6 as well. To ride a bike in the Tuscany countryside.. aww.. such peaceful breeze. :) -Auj

Chyng said...

I like to visit the Louvre Museum Pyramid too! And uhm when you visit One Tree hill, pleas kiss Nathan for me! haha

wanderingcommuter said...

these are definitely cute and worth doing... i would love to give help just in case. just keep me posted.


PUSANG-kalye said...

wow--- pati ako napa-dream sa mga sinabi mo. ako rin gusto ko nyan. inggetero at walangs ariling dream. lol. getting married on the hilltop? bicycles? you are such a romantic Ron....