When body hair started to grow and crushes became the mainstream in life, this event was then called BREAK-TIME. It was a perfect fleeting time to sight-see my dearly schoolmates and a time for giggles for the sweet hi-hello encounters, a gossip occasion, a boastful incident – flirting.
Then books started to file up into my desks and thesis writing suggested a more serious life. The break-time then evolved to TIME-OUT. It’s a spell-breaker to the monotony of my traditional professors who assumed to be genius and to my exhausting vacant stare at the white board assuming that I fully understood the x and y equations.
And now the 15-min becomes the most valuable thing for me, and I now call it REST. It’s a time to rest my feet from walking here and there from attending my client needs and to feed my hungry tummy. It’s a rest from my draining ten hours of work.
Everyone needs a recess, a break, a time-out, a rest.
A vacation leave from work
A semester’s break at school
A stop-over from a long trip
A commercial break for soaps
A contraceptive holiday
Everyone needs it…
When you asked me if I still love you, I didn’t say no. I said nothing.
When you asked me again, my reply was, “It’s not easy to fall out in love”
What I really wanted and what we really need is a recess, a break, a time-out, a rest.
…A recess for us to enjoy eating gummy bears alone while reminiscing the dinner we had.
…A break-time for us to see the world beyond our hugs and to have a sight-see, like a walk in the park during idle Sundays.
…A time-out for our arguments and misunderstandings for us to enjoy the harmony in our differences.
…A rest for us to reexamine and reassess our relationship.
ps. you're always in my mind