Thursday, January 30, 2014

Comfy with uncertainty

"When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life." - Eckhart Tolle

More than a decade ago, I stood to watch the sun rise on an open field in Clark, Pampanga. Then Inquirer travel editor Chato Garcellano had sent me there to write about and take pictures of a hot-air balloon festival--I think it has become an annual thing every February. And February is only "three sleeps" away--that's American Anglicizing of the Pinoy phrase tatlong tulog na lang.

Alice M. Sun-Cua, physician, poet and essayist, has this book of travel tales with a title that never fails to make me smile: Riding Towards the Sunrise. So thank you, January, even though we're not done with you yet. February and Year of the Horse, here we, who are still around, here we come riding to more risings of the spirit and of the sun!

Here's to uncertainties, possibilities and mornings like this. From the smudges you can tell it's an old print, not something digital. Photo by Babeth Lolarga

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