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angels and mortals


the angels-mortals dance has begun .

these days the sky has been parting a lot. first the heavens opened for electives to rain down (fallen STARS, i’d say) and now, angels are falling (fallen angels, get it?). i think novelty is what’s keeping us gawking at the sky, hoping to spot the one bearing our name on a placard. they must fallen into the sea, because their messages were pegged to lines, hung out to dry. i hope the sharks didn’t get them. i hope they did not swallow too much saltwater.

this game, a ‘collegiate tradition’, involves the exchange of notes and gifts between ‘angels’ (usually seniors) and their designated ‘mortals’ (freshmen) over a period of time. this is in a way supposed to help expediate the integration of freshmen into the school with the angels playing the roles of friend, guide and pen pal. this tradition, i believe, is age old, and whether or not it accomplishes the objectives it is supposed to achieve, it has nevertheless become a custom. we all know about going against customs, don’t we…

my angel has manifested and there is so much i want to know about him/her. you know, things like ‘what side of the bed he/she gets up from’ and ‘which sock does he/she puts on first’ and ‘does he/she feels a compulsion to make sure every single track on itunes has its corresponding album artwork’. i wonder if my angel really cares for this tradition, or is just gong through the motion the way i am. i just don’t place too much hope on games like this to create something worthwhile.

we’ll see.

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2 responses

  1. honestly, it really matters what side of your sock you put on first? well. as long as you put your shoes on the right side it doesnt really matter does it?

    Wednesday August 15, 2007 at 5:25 pm

  2. Jinhe

    My angel has not responded. Boohoo.

    Friday August 17, 2007 at 11:34 am

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