Month: April 2011

Wisdom of kids

“Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV My baby Kameron and cousin Princess, with a new found friend at the People’s Park

Dusk magic

“One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset…I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color…’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.” ~Carl R.Rogers Captured in Tagaytay, overlooking the famous Taal Volcano Photography, Jojie Alcantara

I Am Not There

I Am Not There by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1932) Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sun on ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn rain. When you awake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. In memory of  “talent scout”, mentor, good friend  for years, and media colleague, Roger Layson (April 4, 2011). We will miss you so much.  

Walk with me

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~Albert Camus Photography, Jojie Alcantara Following my two good friends Art Boncato and Ian Garcia Down the path of Ta Phrom temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia while the sunlight shines through the trees over them.