You ask me what I'm thinking, expecting me to talk about my life, my work, about people.
But I am thinking of the sea, the gentle water lapping up the shore, a hand caressing silk.
The creamy froth of milk. On the table, freshly-baked bread this morning.
I am thinking of a bed under the summer sun. A hammock, gently swinging.
The bell of a bicycle, the furious pedaling from afar.
I am thinking of a song, half-sung, half-hummed.
Blades of grass that wave goodbye as a breeze ebbs and flows.
There is a finch perched on the dead branch.
What fine sand, what mellow stars.
I want to be here all day and not go: just here, now, a fine day for not thinking.
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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