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Friday, November 9, 2007

A Glowing Freedom


"I want to take a shower," I thought to myself yesterday. Normally, that part of my routine is done in the evening but the sultry heat yesterday afternoon was so compelling. My toughened butt left the station and readied myself for the splash. Absolutely, nothing compares a blissful bath in cold water.

I stepped in the bathroom half-naked and I realized there was no shampoo. There are times though I can get by on soap for my thick crown but not today. With this kinky and firm keratinous filaments of mine? I managed to put on my clothes back and headed for a nearby store where I could buy a sachet.

That was the first time the whole day I ever stepped out of the building. The radiance from our computer monitors in the office must have obscured my sense of sight that when I got out of the building, I felt some active force lay its hands on my physicality. It was unexplainable. The world outside was aglow. I looked at the people around, the jeepneys congesting the street,the several skycrapers up to the band of clouds perfectly matched with the cobalt skies. I was cut loose from the confinement I created for myself. A matter of choice, I should say. My boss is still in Korea and it would be a different story when he comes.

I went to the store as if sauntering, like a child detached from what their parents worry about most of the day.

Freedom, it gives me power but I don't have that much. Do you?

8 comments:

~Deb said...

I totally related to this. I work from home and I sometimes find myself working from 6am till the wee hours of the night- without stepping foot outside...then take a shower, or normally, take a shower in the early hours of the morning. But, when I walk outside, it's like, "WOW, this is what it's like!" Almost scary, yet relieved that there's freedom out there.

LORD MANILA STONE said...

DEB

yes, indeed there's so much freedom we get from the simplest things around us^^, thanks for dropping by^^

Cyberpunk said...

hehe i guess we're back to being cavemen...only now we have steel and concrete caves...

i don't get to appreciate the outside world much nowadays since i'm always rushing, but i'll keep this post in mind...

morinn said...

sometimes it happens to me, especially when I've got an assignment to complete not to step foot outside for some days.

other than that, I've got step out of the house to garden. :D
but it's always a marvellous thing to be enjoying the space outside after spending so much time inside.

crazed_heck said...

freedom is always welcome especially if you have a very demanding job...

i miss working though...

its been almost two years since the last time i worked...

*Sparky* said...

I used to have that freedom. Granted, there were many days I chose to stay inside... avoiding the heat, humidity, or frigid cold - but I also had the freedom to travel, and I traveled a lot. Now, I've returned to work, and even though the building I work in is made of windows, I get a rush of "Oh, that's what it's like" whenever the back door is open in the storage room and sunshine and fresh air filter through...

When I used to work in an office (years ago), I'd use my lunch break to walk over to the corner store at the end of the block, just so I could have a mid-day escape from the glow of the computer screens and the stale office environment. Where I work now, we're not allowed to leave the building on breaks, not even to go to our cars - we have to stay in the break room (a smoke filled, dingy room with no windows). *sigh*

Fresh air... it does a body good!

*Sparky*

awannabe said...

cold showers? Doesn't that freeze your (oh never mind!)

What they hey is a "jeepney?

LORD MANILA STONE said...

awannabe

i'm kinda used to taking a cold shower and it's ok, a jeepney is a form of transportation here in the philippines, others call it a jitney, i once had a pic posted on the left sidebar of my blog, i hope to post one soon^^