I feel like I’m cheating in writing this.
Because technically, this is not “A View from Miami”.
This is “A View from Zamboanga”. Currently, I am in my hometown and is “recuperating” from a recent surgery I had undergone (don’t ask. haha).
<This is probably the longest I have stayed at the house I grew up in after EIGHT years. Ever since I started college, I only stayed home for a week twice a year at the most.>
Anyway, I was watching a show in arirang (Korean channel) where this supposedly famous Korean actress is backpacking in the US. She was in New York (imagine me green with envy) for three days only and one thing she said struck me. She wondered what time it was. Then she just shrugged her shoulder and said,
“Timelessness is a box. Traveling is that box.”
She doesn’t speak English that well but I got it. I got what she said.
There is this feeling of the time standing still when you are traveling. Even without the factor of time difference, going to new places is just like pushing the pause button.
Pause daily routine.
Because of this I started remembering some of the pauses I took these past two years.
Currently, I am in somewhat a pause that I wish would last forever. But the bitter truth is, the pause is only:
A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
Life must go on.
Just remember that the Pause exists… so use it!