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Pride vis-à-vis Envy
(Originally titled "Resentment and Contentment")

I.SALUTATION
(by Ezra Pound)

O generation of the thoroughly smug
     and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun.
I have seen them with untidy families.
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
     and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are.
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
     and do not even own clothing.
II.

Listening to Celine Dion's "Immortality," I can only fantasize how, if only I could sing like her.

Reading Marie Curie's biography, I wish I had been the one who made the breakthrough research on radioactivity.

Remembering Anaïs Nin, I get impatient as to finally finding my Henry Miller.

Paris and Nicky Hilton's money: I want.

As much as I want Thalia's body.

The list goes on.


III.I went on my way, in the midst of the world's transformations, being transformed myself. Every now and then, among the many forms of living beings, I encountered one who "was somebody" …

Stepping Stone

The trend is, actors who have an edge on becoming a politician delve into politics. In Eddie Gil's case, he definitely ran for President of the Republic of the Philippines so as to land a spot in a prime time sitcom. He WANTS it (It being the attention--the KSP-ish attention, in local jargon). He was hilarious in his two guestings at Wazzup Wazzup, and all he did was be himself. Too bad I wasn't able to watch him in Tanging Ina.