Mabuhay! This blog takes you on a tour of a country rich in history and heritage, whose friendly people are steeped in tradition and culture, and whose lands and seas make up a paradise of 7,100 islands. Photos were taken during my travels while writings come from random thoughts and reflections. Featured is a group of talented friends - the Pinoy Kodakeros (PK) - who deserve full credit for their splendid images. My heartfelt thanks to them for letting me share their works.



Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heaven On Earth

There are pieces of it here...nature in all its wondrous glory. Sort of a showcase to us while we are still mortals inhabiting this earth, we are able to glimpse all those paradise-like vistas and sceneries, the charm of the countryside, the lore and poetry of a rustic, rural environ. Are they reflections of heaven here in our planet? Unless you have been literally to heaven and back, there is no way of telling. When we see the grandiose and spectacular, and are awed and amazed, we seek answers and solace in our mind's metaphorical corner to find there ideas and concepts to satisfy us, hence, the fantabulous becomes "bliss", "shangrila", "nirvana" and of course "heaven". Though easily, there is also the extreme on the other side as in things that are bad, and dark and vile have their concepts in "evil", "hades" and "hell". Surely we do not relish those. It is our natural inclination to bask on bliss, engage in the euphoric. We are sensualists; we like to overload our senses with delight and pleasure and peace. Which is probably why humans evolved with such faculties of sight, smell, hearing and touch, that we could physically experience pieces of heaven on earth. Moreover, we were created with heart and soul, that we may feel emotion and be able to rejoice at the blessings around us. (Photo location: Guimaras, Philippines)

4 comments:

陽峰 said...

good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

茂鴻 said...

Well done!........................................

偉子生誠 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ....................................................

韋于倫成 said...

Birth is much but breeding is more. 加油! ....................................................

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