::I looked at her for a long time, she and her young, sad eyes, and I couldn't help but remember what I've been seeing on TV the past weks. The rallies in EDSA, the closure of some media facilities, the proclamation for state of emergency--this whole political telenovela happening in the country right now. Those are merely backdrop to the bigger reality that she and most kids here must have to face every day. Poverty. I do not know who among those on TV is going to do something. Administration, opposition--we are all the same.
From tertium quid. The third thing. That state of mind between joy and pain. Between life and death. Between belief and nonbelief. That refuge between lie and truth.