13 August 2010

And he said "Hopefully? Say definitely!"

We were making our way down the steps of one of the city's famous underpasses, and my heart was pounding against my chest. I thought it was just gonna jump right out and slap me right across the face for being ridiculously nervous. Why am I this nervous? I thought. It never occurred to me that I wanted it so much.

I made a quick prayer--or a cry for help I think is more appropriate--by touching my forehead, then my chest and either side of my shoulders with my fingers. Somehow it always made me feel better. Then Avhie said, "Maybe you should ask for a sign or something! Like a butterfly!" We all burst out in laughter. "A butterfly in the city?" I dubiously retorted. It sounded so silly! We were all laughing hard that people were looking. But in my head I agreed. I guess what makes it a clear-cut sign is that it's almost as close to never.

We reached the other end of the underpass and the sun gave a glare that was warm against our skin. It felt nice--it was a windy day.

Just one more block. I thought to myself. The streets were filled with people walking in fast paces and buildings lined up one after the other like pieces of blocks.

And then I looked up, and there it was.

A small, faint-yellow butterfly fluttering past above my head.


  1. Nice read! Like an excerpt from an actual novel. Haha Bilib naman talaga ako sayo. It was exciting and kind of gave me goosebumps actually coz I really never expected to see a butterfly! Seriously... Haha pero then and there, I thought to myself just about anything can happen! kind of like a miracle at that moment. Hahaha kaya naman GV talaga.

  2. YES!that day was really GV! :)hindi naman siguro lang yung co-incidence, as we always say GOOD THINGS come to those who wait. and remember during that day there were instances na palagi tayo pinaghihintay? :)

  3. Hahaha. Like we say Matt, there are no coincidences! :)

  4. This gave me goosebumps...in a nice way. :) (I'm curious about the circumstances, but no matter..) ♥