Life as we know it

24-Montalut - Presenting life as we know it

Heartbreak and joy. They are twins.

I grew up with twins. They have their own world — they connive, they plan and execute, or sometimes they plan to have no plan — the given is that they do everything together.

Whether you invite heartbreak or joy into your life, expect the other to come galloping by soon enough. They are what we Filipinos like to call “Buy one, take one.”

There is a pause button to the whole process, though. It happens when we become an outsider, an onlooker, and decide to stay out of the game.

We get a breather, either to sort through the mess, or refill the well.

But of course it’s not up to us to stay out.