Numbers. All numbers.
Life, especially mine, is full of numbers. It is quite pleasing to my eyes at first glance. I recall the movie The Matrix and its trilogy. The protagonist see things in numbers, in “0” or “1”. On the contrary, it doesn’t even seemed like number. They are simply switches. “Off” or “On”. That is me, before I met you. Although I tried to write certain prose and poetry, they are merely translations of my world of numbers.
Letters. Now letters.
I tried to break apparent monotony in the past by writing letters to the girls I adore. I recall my first time to write a 30-stanza poem way back in sophomore high (when the life of Francisco Balagtas and “Florante at Laura” was thought then) to express my overflowing admiration. I also wrote several “pen pal” letters and “love letters” to the point I realized that it is all about “The Love I Never Felt”. But they were all frustrations. Until I met Rhea.
Numbers and Letters
Modern technology requires not just numbers or letters but combination of both. The convenience on the use of numbers and the complexity of using letters is necessary to produce a stronger password in one’s email account. Plate numbers of vehicles are also alphanumeric to obtain a wider array of combinations. But the most important number-letter combination I cherish is my wife’s name followed by her number in my phonebook; where her mobile number is also her birth date.
She might think at this point, as I am writing this blog, that either I am studying my lessons in law school, or chatting with someone in the social media. She will realize later it is neither. I always want to make things permanent, or at least semi-permanent. Words uttered may be forgotten. Material things perish. But the power of the pen, now referred to as the power of blogging, is more powerful and vast. It does not only amaze the eyes of a reader but it also penetrates their soul. Its existence is infinite, the moment it is posted in the cyberspace. If you want to shout on the top of your lungs over the mountain, write a blog. It is a virtual substitute but works as the same less the hassle.
143 = I LOVE YOU
5254 = MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA
4444 = MWAH MWAH TSUP TSUP
5823 = HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
14344 = I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
7142243 = FOREVER I WANT TO BE WITH YOU
0830 = that is Rhea’s birthdate, to whom I dedicate all the numbers and letters above.