The other day, I was watching a video on Facebook about a group of filmmakers who were caught in a predicament: should they rescue the emperor penguins which were trapped in a ravine, or should they let nature run its course and uphold the documentarist's code of non-intervention?
There is a gap we do not talk about, the in-betweens. We always talk about point A's to point B's, one goalpost to another, the beginning and the end.
It's the middle spaces that get lost in what we talk about: the gray, fuzzy areas that are undetermined and blurry.
This was a draft I began writing in August 2014. I am not sure why I didn't get to finish this. I am publishing this now with some thoughts I've added, four years later.
Today I had an anxiety attack.
It wasn't the first, nor the worst, but it crept from behind and surprised me. I was having a pretty good day when it suddenly appeared. I was in the middle of a meeting when it popped out, almost paralyzing me.
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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