It is peculiar getting that call today, from someone I used to know way back 5 years ago. We had something “worth keeping” back then but we drifted apart.
“I need a friend… I am paranoid now” was the first words that came out.
As I listen to their story being retold while on FaceTime: the usual highs and lows of a relationship, I was stupefied when suddenly:
“How have you been, Ed?”
And then there was silence.
“I read your blogs, and this is what I tell you: You are worth keeping, Ed. Trust me when I say that someone out there is really for you. Give it Time.”
And then that APO song came in the background, making me teary-eyed as I hang the phone.
Hindi mo malimutan kung kailan nagsimulang
Matuto kung papa’no magmahal
At ‘di mo malimutan kung kailan mo natikman
Ang una mong halik, yakap na napakahigpit
Pag-ibig na tunay hanggang langit
But I know better now: I had captured every moment worth remembering and the people worth keeping.