STARSTRUCK

Umuwi ako isang Miyerkules from work na pagod na pagod. Natulog muna ako at ng magising ng around 8PM, nagdecide akong magjogging. Para sa akin kasi kapag ang pagod ay iyong pressure na dala ng work, kailangan ipawis mo at tiyak ang ginhawa ng pakiramdam pagkatapos pawisan.

After completing the 2 km one way length, nagstretching muna ako then naupo. I looked at the sea at ang mga ilaw na kumukutitap doon, and I was fascinated by the scene. When I look up, it was a cloudless night and it was like the whole sky was alive with light.

It was so wonderful to see. Matagal na akong hindi nakakakita ng makapigil hiningang kagandahan ng sky and what I saw was a blissful blue sky and the millions of stars seemed to twinkle with happiness. Medyo malamig pa ang panahon, but I felt a warmth around me. Ang pagmasdan ang napakagandang creation ni Lord was like being wrapped in a blanket of love. It was so perfectly peaceful.

It reminded me of my hometown and my father. Noong maliit pa ako, we will go out para mangilaw (manghuli ng lamang dagat sa gabi with the aid of a De Gasang ilawan – Petromax or Coleman), bitbit ang balde, hila hila ang alambre panuhog ng nukos at pugita, we go out and gather fish, pugita, nukos na natrap ng mga batong maglow tide (hibas ang tawag sa amin – other term for mangilaw ay manghibasan). Pag nakakuha na kami ng sapat, mamamahinga kami ni Tatay at pagmamasdan ang dagat at ang langit. Isang napakagandang pagpapala ni Lord ang makita ang kabigha-bighaning mga bituin na nagniningning sa langit.

Having all the lights of the night sky shining above me I could see my own inner light shining brighter as well. I wanted to live long, love well, and shine bright. I wanted to fill my life with God’s light and then share it with the world. I wanted to spend all of my days and nights brightening the hearts and souls of others.

Sana lahat tayo ay saglit na tumingin sa langit and joyfully watch the stars. I wish that everyone could see the gloriousness of Heaven above them and feel the love of God within them. Kadlasan ay natutukso tayo ng mga artipisyal na ilaw, hungkag na kaligayahan at kaginhawahan at hindi nakikita ang mga ilaw sa ating sarili, ang pagmamahal sa ating puso. Natatangay tayo ng materyalismo ng mundo, ng layaw ng daigdig.

Madalas na natatangay at napapailalim tayo ng creations of man at nalalambungan ang creations ni Lord.

Lagi tayong maging mababa, dahil doon tayo nakakatingala sa langit at nakikita natin si Lord. Ang mapagmataas ay nakatuon lang ang paningin sa mababa, dahil tingin niya ay siya ang mataas.

Mas masakit ang stiff neck na resulta ng nakatingin sa ibaba, kesa sa nakatingin sa itaas.

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“I’m watching the stars that hang in the sky. Hoping that one will fall. Then I’ll get the wish I’ve been wishing for. Without any trouble at all. Still I’ve been told that I shouldn’t feel blue. Cause star fallen wishes often come true. So I’ll keep on watching and wait for the time. When my star will fall and I’ll wish you were mine.” – Webb Pierce

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