Blissful Pit Stops.

Just this February, I traveled north and south to search something I have lost, five years ago.

Galera Getaway.
First stop was Puerto Galera. I was trying to find the Happiness I haven’t had in a while. I went swimming and snorkeling, trying to find that feeling I longed for through the fishes and corals that I saw under the sea.

I tried volleyball and zips (poi) while I sipped different concoction of wines just to get a taste of what I missed in the years I hibernated from the world.

All along, I thought I found Happiness. But when I took photos on the beach or on the boat, and even when I was capturing the luminance of the blue moon setting on the west sky, I realized Happiness wasn’t there.

Conquering Clark.
Next pit stop was when I travelled north to Clark Field, Pampanga.
I toyed with the idea to find Gladness in the balloons and everything that flies in that festival. But as I look up and see how high the skydivers had to dive for a beautiful exhibition, I realized Gladness was with me when I fell for you way back then.
Baguio Break.
I went further north for my third pitstop: Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival. I was hoping that the Joy I am looking for might be on the flowers blooming in the city of pines.
I delighted myself with the strawberry taho at the Strawberry Farm. I took photos at the Bell Church with Buddha and the high towers. I even went to the Pink Sisters Convent and the Baguio City Church.
I got the chance to visit PMA’s Fort Del Pilar, The Manor Hotel at Camp John Hay, and The Mansion.
But when I reviewed the photos I have taken, I didn’t see the Joy I am looking for.
Homeward Bound.
Each time I travel and try to find the missing piece of me, the more I realize that Happiness is with me when I am with you.
As I take photos from my camera, Gladness envelopes me when I think of you smiling and posing on the camera frame.
On my way back, when I think of you, I think of Home, the haven of my Joy.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous

    hays……bakit kasi hindi ko ginwa din yan…balak ko din yan nun e.searching..hehekaya lang malas ang searching ko kasi PARSE SEARCH…:-( –JM

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