Monday, August 10, 2015

22. The Return

What is it in the human psyche that makes you want to go back? It is the story of the prodigal son returning to his father,  Rizal returning to Manila after Europe, Ninoy returning to the airport where he would be shot, Ringo Starr going back to Liverpool, and Pacquiao, with his beautiful JLo home,  going back to Gensan. It is the phenomenon of the balikbayans, the fundamental urge to return to one's roots. It is as if our lives traject, not in a straight path, but in a circle, eventually reaching the end where it all started.  Indeed, one of the saddest things in life is to go on an adventure and to return to one's home only to discover that it is no longer there.

Happy Birthday Justin! One day, I hope you understand this 

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