Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Trail-Walking Sagada



It took us six hours and a half of convoluting trails to reach a dreamy and solitary place. In between miles, a constant yearning arouses in my mind a distant and moribund thought. The unending visions of a sad and gloomy memory take me back to a commune which had complicitly made this return trip part of a piece in a resultant and conspiring circle.My travel companion woke up to ask in curiosity if the trip would be for eternity as the bus slowed down to submit and traverse a sharp curve. The whispering wind would tell us later on that this trip was indeed for eternity.The bus parked beside a lonesome inn devoid of any soul and spirit. I knew that beneath those yearning souls lie buried in the earth forgotten memories of tranquility and comfort. A friend once told that the feeling could never be explained because it will always be forbidden. And indeed as we walked, passed tombs and epitaphs that remind corporeal beings how life recedes into whitewashed graves, a tender feeling gently harps into the unaffecting heart which would inevitably allow a person to ask to himself if the moment would endure.Yes, the moment would endure. . . forever. It clings steadfastly among barren worlds like mine reverberating the height of the experience into one soulful and nostalgic dance.

7 comments:

Jake The Miserable said...

Well here in Manila, it's veeery rare to find and hangout at a solitary yet calm and spiritually-rejuvenating place. And I do sometimes need to have a silent place for my troubled soul.

Ocnarf said...

I've been to Sagada once. It's the perfect destination when you literally want to get away from it all.

And judging by the tone of what you wrote, the six hours of travel were well worth it.

Napadaan lang. Peace.

YNA said...

Sagada's my dream destination. I hope I would be able to got there soon.

melai said...

bago ako umuwi dito gustong gusto kong pumunta dyan :(

thirty thousand fishes said...

jake,

try to plan a visit maybe this year kung may time ka. Pero Sagada's only one among solitary refuges. You can find Sagada's beauty along beaches, and it could be your own room too!

ocnarf,

six hours in waiting doesn't mean much for such an experience.

Yna,

plan a visit on summer months because the roads to Sagada aren't that much hospitable :)

ate melai,

i'll be your tour guide. . .basta ilibre mo ako sa pamasahe hehehe

sirena said...

ui travel blog. pasisid ah. hopefully, makapunta rin ako sa sagada.

melai said...

wahehehehe la ako pera .... wag na lang di na lang ako punta sagada lol!