Discovery / Poems

On Wandering Slowly

Here I am again

Staring–

It cannot be helped sometimes

I see the whole beauty of the world

in a single leaf falling in silence

and in other times in the sudden flash of color

on the wings of a bird taking flight.

There is so much wonder here,

so much grandness

that I have to stop.

Stare.

Breath.

So join me now.

Sit here with me.

We don’t need to hurry yet.

Look how each leaf seems to sparkle under the sun.

Let’s feel the wind as it sifts through our hair.

We have so much time

And someday when we are old and frail,

We will remember these moments

Fleeting and ephemeral

as the touch of boulders on our weathered hands

And how all these made us,

made everything

 

Whole.

About the Contributor

Patricia May Labitoria is a graduate of Environmental Planning and Management at Miriam College. She is currently working at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The natural environment has always been her inspiration and her north star. She is passionate about the outdoors and does not mind going out of her comfort zone. Her adventurous nature has brought her to live in Baguio as a volunteer for nine (9) months under the Miriam Volunteer Mission (MVM), and pushes her to climb up mountains.

She dreams of seeing the Andes Mountains, and the northern lights someday.

This contributor is a customer of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

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Photo by Christian Padua. For more of his travel photography, visit his Instagram.

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