Midnight Musings

This is night life, she speaks. To no one but herself and her virtual pen.

Over cups of milk tea, she drinks drop by drop.

The cool wind that blankets her skin, the sensible pages and the momentary silence in between. There is an odd, yet pleasant chemistry along her Clementine, his ragged old guitar and those papers that ‘sing’.

She sips again. And again. And yearns for the mysteries of the hours between the nightfall and the dawn.

She captures a thought.

The flavor is called nostalgia. It tastes like a tension between joy and tears.

Photo credit: Cacao footage | Stock clips & videos
Photo credit: Cacao footage | Stock clips & videos
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Author: Viviene Retumban

Viviene writes to immortalize her thoughts. In her twenties, she realized that solitude and quietness are two simple beautiful things. She hears more from herself when she stops talking and begins writing. She turns into an old grateful soul when she sips a cup of coffee or tea, sniffs (and reads) lovely books, watches the sunset, listens to the guitar, stays close to nature and writes her dreams in the night sky. Her heart for dreams and gratefulness is like a cup that runs over. There is an exquisite sparkle in her beauty when when she 'dances upon the water' with Jesus, her Savior. And then, she laughs without the fear of the future. Come, sit with her!

11 thoughts on “Midnight Musings”

  1. I read some of your posts, and they are VERY inspiring. Hmmmm… parang gusto ko na ring magsulat ng kung ano anong makahulugan, o kung ano anong nangyayari sa utak, puso at kaluluwa ko, kasama ang aking pagiging Heswitang pari. Salamat. Salamat. πŸ˜€ Minsan nangangarap akong magkaroon ng ganitong kalalliman at pagmumuni ang bawat kabataan, para mapakinggan nila ang kanilang puso, at higit sa lahat, ang Diyos. Dios mabalos (Bikol for salamat, but literally, it means “The Lord will repay you.” πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you very much, Fr. Jboy for your very kind words. I am very encouraged. I appreciate all the likes and follow πŸ™‚ Thanks for your time! I thank God for my solitary and silent moments. Because in quietness, I hear more from my heart. And in quietness, God’s voice becomes more audible πŸ™‚

      I look forward to reading more of your great thoughts in your posts, Fr.! Dios mabalos man po saindo. Bicolano man tabi ako! πŸ˜€ Based in Manila now for work but still do go home for holidays. Sa bicol po kamo naka-base? πŸ™‚ Glad to have found a fellow bicolano here! πŸ™‚

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      1. Ateneo High School based. Taga-Camalig. I love the “in quietness, God’s voice become more audible” – Elijah discovered that in the Old Testament. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ See you and please keep in touch! Ganda talaga ng posts mo. πŸ˜€

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      2. Karen Tecson (friend and former classmate), Erika Rocena (classmate in grad school), Maan Capulong (former coworker) and then another one but he doesn’t know me. haha Thanks a lot for your encouragement, Father! I really appreciate it. I hope I would be able to write more this year. You too, I would love to read more of yours! Blessings! πŸ™‚

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