This is the view at my left side while walking on the cemented footbridge of Barangay Mabuhay. The locals call the river Cabugawan to identify the upland place where the waters emanate. A first that I knew of – i.e. honoring the source of the waters instead of its actual location.
The Pacific Ocean is the final destination of this slow flowing river after a long journey from the slopes of Mount Bulusan – the mother source of the countless known and unknown rivers, brooks and smaller tributaries traversing Bulusan town all traveling to meet the vast Pacific Ocean.
Look to the other side, merge with the river as it flows to the vast uncertainty of the ocean. So my meditation goes on and on as I walk the footbridge in the slowest possible manner.
Photo: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines