Monthly Archives: October 2015
Sometimes, happiness is found in the smallest details of people’s lives. The untrodden path may seem daunting at the start, but it’s when you are brave enough to follow the trail that gives life meaning, it’s when you stumble along the way that you’ll really know that the end of the road is a beautiful load of surprises.
Sometimes, life alters for the best.
I remember the date I took this shot, it was exactly three weeks since I finished my six cycles of chemotherapy, a litmus test if I may say. Our destination was Tanay, Rizal, a good one and a half hour trip from our place in Cainta. We were in convoy with our good neighbors Jom and Jane and their kids. Along the way, there were occasional jeepneys full of passengers up to the roof , otherwise, we were in tandem, admiring the scenic view and making oohs and aahs as we passed by some cloud formations along the mountain top making you feel like you are touching heaven. A few minutes before we reached the town of Tanay, Jom told us to roll down our windows and savor the nippy morning air, and the light morning breeze gently playing with the bamboo trees along the way. To smell the clean, fresh air, what bliss!
I love what nature brings, a lovely vista of fluffy white clouds, green countryside untouched by human hands, the sun shining on your face, the surprise of seeing wild flowers around and the thrill of discovering that you can endure the descent and the climb back to civilization.
The blue mountain range you see from afar is the Sierra Madre. The Sierra Madre is the longest mountain range in the Philippines. In the north, the range starts in the province of Cagayan and ends in the south in the province of Quezon.
the hurts linger
and the pain is like an open wound
But life gleams –
and it alters the horizon.
Though the shadows lurk still
the beauty of the day begins.
And there is a ray of hope
for those who still believe
that dreams come true.
I love the sea although it was quite sometime since I visited one. Gazing at the distant horizon, I am always in awe of the one great Hand who created it. There is always that feeling of peace inside my sometimes troubled heart every time I see something like this.
And William Blake described it beautifully when he said: “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”