On this cold, clear January night, some trick of the atmosphere makes the distant city lights twinkle like stars.

January 5th, 2015, 1am

It was 25°C with few clouds. The breeze was light.

Not a cloud in the sky, full moon directly overhead. It’s too bright in the city to see the stars, so this illusion will have to do. They blink too much, like they were anxiously aware of their own falseness, as if any minute someone was going to find them out. I would tell them, please keep twinkling: it’s better than the dark.

Nights like this, with all the things I’ve deliberately refused to accept, at times I can no longer tell if I want too much or simply embrace too little.

David Wade, Lars and Christine said thanks.

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Aaron Palabyab

Filmmaker. MNL and the world. http://www.aaronpalabyab.com/

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