Visiting the Past
This trip I made in the province is also a pilgrimage to visit family and acknowledged the past that shaped my existence. Going back and walking through changed landscapes made me feel very nostalgic. Since my grandmother’s death in 2000, the villa in Villa Conception remained empty for the most part. When I entered, I can feel my childhood all over again. Me playing with my siblings and cousins while my grandmother, parents, uncles and aunties are watching and laughing over us. I felt like I traveled in time. The walk I made today will remind me of those I left in the past, those who often surface in my memories and those who still haunt my spirit. One cannot go home again but one can touch basis with the past landscapes to better understand of who you become. However, one cannot live in the past with all the pains, joys and sorrows since this can only create pain and regret. But it is very important to accept the past and appreciate all the glories and memories that came along with it. In return, this will help us be a better person and continue to shape our future. Happy memories in that place!