A Quest (2013)

(I would like to share with you this essay that I wrote in 2013. This was included in the book “Bakit Masayang Tumambay sa UP?” launched in 2013.) “I don’t want to be a dry leaf tossed around by a gust of wind–powerless, directionless.” -From my journal entry dated April 1998 This quote probably explains…

Mother’s Love

It’s been almost two weeks since the world celebrated Mother’s Day. I started writing two sentences that day but work and a range of emotions didn’t allow me to go beyond that, even in the days that followed. The ideas and feelings were present, but the words were elusive. My muse left me as work…