"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, March 07, 2009

spell kaleidoscope

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."

--Abraham Lincoln


i know i am a fan of kaleidoscope world. i know i like listening to girl be mine. i know i was one of those kids who learned the lyrics of mga kababayan and who eventually grew up to a thousand other songs but never reached the point of forgetting how that nationalistic rap goes. i personally witnessed his ability to work the crowd when i saw him perform in one of those UP fair nights back in 2006. however, i did not realize until yesterday that, to a good degree, i actually am a fan of francis m.

despite knowing already that he was in a tough battle and not in great health, my reaction to news of his death yesterday was similar to my reaction when i learned of christopher reeve's demise -- disbelief. "huh? is that true?"

it is like that when it comes to legends. it is difficult to associate death with them.

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