First Time in BORACAY
Gray clouds and moist. A gloomy morning greeted our Boracay arrival. Technically the downpour begins when May ends, so it didn’t come as a surprise; I arrived expecting it. I must admit, it suited my melancholy mood, and lacking sleep didn’t help much either.
We got to the hotel, and check-in wasn’t till another couple of hours; again, this did not help brighten my mood.
We decided to tour the length of station 2, where the white sand held semblance to rock salts, all the way to station 1, where the rock salts seemed to have been pulverized into fine powder -it makes me wonder why that is…
Only after breakfast, when we were walking back, did I notice that the dark clouds had been swept off the sky to unveil an unending vast of sacred space animated by colossal cotton white clouds and the most overwhelming hue of blue.
The untainted crystal waters lay there luminescent under the golden rays of the sun, reflecting sunlight back and forth and back and forth.. as it most gently swayed under the command of tempered winds.
As I stood beneath the shade of a coconut tree, soaking it all in, soothed by the whisper of rustling leaves, staring at nothing and everything at the same time, I realized that it was the first time I had forgotten to breathe.
At this moment, a brief moment that goes on without end, the world became flawless, and as tourists rushed around me, it seemed that I was the only witness.
Then and there, I discovered that in the pristine waters of the beach, on the virgin shores of Boracay, and under the majestic open sky, the world forever exists in perfection only if you take a brief moment to open your eyes and see with all the sincerity and hope in your heart.
Boracay met me in low spirits, so it showed me home with a solemn heart.
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