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The odyssey of David Eric - The Coconuter - as he searches for purpose and meaning in life, allegorically encapsulated in an elusive golden coconut.

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Ember

I wrote an article a few years back, entitled "The Wind and the Fire". I spoke metaphorically about an inspirational time in my life.  I was the fire.  And the wind had breathed new motivation in me.  Yet, over the years, the caressing breeze and harmony turned into violent storms and tornadoes.  Regardless, the fire in me was able to withstand, albeit barely at times, all the torrential havoc... ...I am no longer the blazing fire I used to be.  Just like the fading remains of a past emotion, I am an ember, holding on and hoping to be rekindled again.

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...so here I am at a park -- solitary, timing shots, with so many thoughts troubling my mind.  Pathetic, really.  But also breaking a sweat and trying to prevent the body from falling apart.  Because unfortunately, without a durable body, I would not be able to withstand all the stresses of this turbulent life.  However, the damage is starting to catch up.  I am beginning to feel the wear and tear, and I'm not healing as fast or as completely anymore.  I used to feel invincible, but now I realize my invulnerability, as forms of kryptonite have revealed themselves.

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Panginoon, nasaan ka?
God, where are you?
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Lost, and still not found.

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Unripe bananas I found, for boiling.  Para sa nilagang saging/saba.

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Pink jasmine.  Meron palang pink na sampaguita.

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Monsoon

Wave after wave, the rains slam down.  There are times, where you believe clear skies are finally ahead, only to be shocked that you were dead wrong.  In fact it is during these times, where you may lower your guard somewhat, that the blow knocks you down and hurts the most.

Unfortunately, some people don't get back up or survive the ravaging from the typhoons of bad times and depression.

Anthony Bourdain was one of those.  It is said that after the dissolution of his marriage and family, along with what is thought to be the final blow of his last girlfriend cheating on him, is when he finally caved in.  Rumored drugs and drinking, though perhaps anesthetic for his painful world, were only temporary relief and did not provide lasting help.

Elvis Presley was never the same after Priscilla.  Along with turning to drugs, seclusion, and over-eating of comfort food, to help him cope with his situation, he never recuperated and it was a steady  collapse that led to a dark, lonesome period and untimely death.

We all react differently.  Some turn to drugs and alcohol.  Some turn to food.  Some turn to others for help and company.  I tend to seek relative seclusion and self-punishment, and I tend to lose my appetite.

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Monsoon.
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Old House

This post has a melancholy feel to it, for me.  Particularly because my grandmother has memories living and working at this place.  And today it is like a skeleton of its former self, so devoid of life.  It makes me wonder what it was like during its prime.  But more, it makes me regret that period of time has gone and is no more.  It is now just a memory, living only in the mind of my grandmother, and those she has told her stories to, such as myself.

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No trespassing.
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Broken and forgotten.
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Haunted house.
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