Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Just How Exactly Do You Fall?
4/21/2009 11:59:00 PM

Just How Exactly Do You Fall?

I was looking at pictures of hippopotami. I've been somewhat-obsessed with hippos since 6th grade. Even though I know they're big, fur-less, uncute, and could be harmful. But they're not just big, furless, uncute, harmful animals.. at least I don't see them that way. So I begin to try to recall on how I fell in love with these creatures. Well.. How do you fall in love with anything?

It's late.. but since that question suddenly popped up in my mind, I can't help typing on.

Well you might remember how you fall in love with that something or someone... as in when, what happened before or after you started having the feeling, and so on. But do you exactly remember how? Well as it goes for me, likable things just come unreasonably in a blink without priorly giving me the chance to feel it knocking on the door.

My sisters? I don't know how or why exactly I love them. But all I know.. is I do love them. A lot. And so goes for the rest of the family.

Purple. I don't knooow why I love purple. And maybe by next year, I'd have a different favorite color. Who knows? I used to love red a lot..

Architecture & photography.. or art to be exact. Admit it, you don't know why, but you just adore those lomographs, those paintings hanging on your dentist's walls, those modern weird-looking buildings, or even being proud of the origami your 5-year old sister made.

Maybe some of you highschoolers have thought about your future. What you want to be later on. How do you decide on becoming a doctor? Do you just like suddenly want it that bad?

How about the guy you see in the hallway everyday? How exactly did you fall in love with him? Is it simply just because you've ran into each other once? He helped you with killing math problems? He rocked the stage at the last gig? He kissed you during truth-or-dare? Cause your lockers are next to each other? Or is he just plain charming? Honestly, I know that's about it we can know.. or remember. But what does running into each other really matter, if there aren't any other factors that can actually make you fall? And helping with schoolwork.. he's just trying to show how smart he is, is that why you're blown away? C'mon there must be something else..
Or do you just suddenly fall in love with a stranger.. or back to love at first sight? That's my question.. haha. I'm just curious.

Okay, I'm speaking of the L word again, it bores me too. Who knows, maybe you might also start to wonder why you keep those postcard collections in the first place, why you painted your room blue, and why you asked for that cute baby siberian husky. Why?


Az said...

nice post ndra ;) how exactly do you fall in love with blogging? :P

dijelennon said...

keren ndra. gue curi tema post ini ya. because i think i know exactly how and why i love things.

bey said...

everything's got their own reason. but the thing is, sometimes we don't know what it is. but i don't have any problem with finding reasons sih. biasanya it's so simple: i fall for something cute, i fall for someone who accept me for what i am, i fall for someone who already had someone else but it's too tempting to pass on. all the extreme reasons, but at least i knew it


Andra said...

I think you're right, kak.. although it's kinda weird "everything's got a reason, but we don't know what it is" like we just know it's there, right? i knoooooow kan kaaak hippos are tottally kyuuuutaahs! hihi