Everyday, when I’m walking my way to the office, I’d stare at the towering condominium buildings and something inside of me just breaks a little. I can’t believe how badly I want to own one of those little squares. I’d do a quick math inside my head and it will only take a second for the realization to dawn on me, the one that says, ‘yep, you’re reaching for the stars.’
The day will pass by, work will occupy and exhaust me along with the thousand other stressful things in life, but at the end of the day, when I’m walking my way home, I’d catch a glimpse of the buildings again, this time as they bathe in the orange sunlight.
Then it will hit me again.
I will dream again.
I’d do a quick math inside my head again, and I won’t even need a calculator to know that the answer to the equation is still ‘screw you.’ I’d smile to myself, though, knowing oh so well that while I know that I’m nowhere near where I want to be, I’m a step closer. And tomorrow, I will take another step, two-three if I could. Because I know that in time, I’ll be up there, standing in front of the glass window, smiling down at the boy walking the streets, dreaming.
—Jun Mark Patilan
Source: Facebook page ‘’My Indelible Ink’’