Look Up

Madalas akong dumungaw sa bintana. Kumbaga sa browser, ganoon ako mag-“refresh” pag nararamdaman kong bumibigat na ang mga mata ko sa harap ng laptop screen. Para din makalanghap ng sariwang hangin. Lalu na ngayong panahon ng tag-init. Iba pa rin ang hangin na nilalaro ang mga dahon kesa sa hinahambalos ng blades ng electric fan.

Kaya kanina, habang nakadungaw ako sa bintana, nakidungaw din si Mocx – ang tatlong taong punung-puno ng kadramahan at kakulitang kaulayaw ko sa maghapon.

“Ang daming mangga no?” He was referring to the mango trees in our yard.

“Oo, ang daming bunga ng punong mangga ng ama,” pagsang-ayon ko.

Hindi man hitik sa bunga pero may mga kumpulan naman. Marami-rami na ring napitas doon na pinahihinog naman sa may silong.

Then we were silent. For about a minute or two.

“Ang ganda ng langit no?”

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I was not able to capture the tints and shades of the skies when the sun was setting. Certainly, it was as Mockx said, “Ang ganda ng langit, ‘no?” 

That brought a huge smile and a hearty laugh from me. Hearing those words from a 3-year old, I wondered how in the heavens could he notice the late afternoon sky with fluffy white and grey clouds on blue skies tinged by the yellowish hue from the setting sun as “magandang langit.”

Yet, I can only say, “Oo, maganda nga ang langit.”

It was indeed. And I reminded myself, “Always look up. The heavens is the only thing that we can look up to that will never ever look down on us.”

About walangmalay

Walang Malay is a figment of sentiments, of wonders and perplexities, of ideologies and dreams, of anything about something. Ako ito, walang malay... o nawalan ng kamalayan...

Posted on May 14, 2015, in Introspections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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