Love (in)Justice

2 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days.
That is the length of time we’ve been together as friends and lovers.
Not counting of course, the not insignificant number of “on” and “off” episodes we had especially during our first year.
But thanks to pardon, we have the legal presumption in our favor.
The law presumes the non-interruption of possession over property unjustly lost but legally recovered.
Following the same line of reasoning, love presumes the non-interruption of relationships unceremoniously ended but amiably reconciled.

2 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days.
That would fall under prision correcional minimum, if we view it as the duration of time we served sentence.
Considering the frequent misunderstandings and the petty quarrels we had over little things, we might as well consider our being together as self-inflicted injury.
But you handled the situation better than i did, which I’d like to think is excusable since i am a first-time offender while you are a repeat offender (translate: a person who was in a previous relationship).

2 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days.
That is also the time that passed before this realization hit me.
I am Yin and you are Yang. I am Yin, female, soft, receptive, dark, empty.
You are Yang, male, illuminating, firm, creative, constructive.
There is a delicate balance between these forces that must be maintained to put order in everything.
If we are in harmony, everything looks beautiful, peace and love prevails.
Imbalance brings sleepless nights, mental anguish, and sufferings.
Lady Justice aptly used the balance to symbolize justice – to represent the equalization of forces.

Lady Love and Lady Justice share this mark: they are both “blind” to the ways of the world.
The Patroness of justice has blindfolded herself to avoid seeing
who is on the one side of the scale and who is in the other;
to shield her judgment from being swayed to favor the rich or to pity the poor.
In the same way that the Goddess of Love refuses to see with her eyes,
but only with her heart.
Only the heart can unravel what is invisible to the eyes.
While the eyes may see luster and physical endowments,
the heart can weigh a person’s inner qualities,
it can penetrate through the layers of a person’s character.
So don’t wonder if someone tells you “Magaan ang loob ko sa’yo”.
Only the heart can measure another heart.
In choosing its mate, it picks the one whose rhythm is in accord with its own.

I am no Confucius. But it doesn’t require his mind to recognize that ours is love – hearts beating in a rhythm as old as time. Balance in its purest form.
So take my hand, let us dance and celebrate life together. Yin and Yang. You and I.

With Lady Love as my witness, here’s to praying that Lady justice may render judgment thiswise:
Reclusion perpetua in brazos y bezos.
(Life imprisonment in each other’s hugs and kisses).

(P.S. I received a copy of the decision 4 months after I wrote this.
The verdict? Petition DENIED. Yuppidee, we broke up.)

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