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Lasting memory

Tubajon, Dinagat Islands © Jojie Alcantara 2006

“Every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away. Most of this “something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered or scientifically detected or counted. It’s what we leave in the minds of other people and what they leave in ours. Memory. The census doesn’t count it. Nothing counts without it.” ― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Sunset, Dinagat Island © Jojie Alcantara, 2006

In 2006, I went to the “Mystical Island Province of Love” — a long, cheesy moniker for Dinagat Islands in Surigao del Norte but which proves to be correct in many aspects. I will tell you all about its beauty soon.

During my stay,  I would witness a different sunset every time, each one stunning than the last.  This particular image was taken with a point and shoot Canon Powershot G6 (it was chunky, yes, but it had incredible colors even then), taken straight from the camera, left untouched, and merely resized for my blog.  I stumbled upon it today as I went down memory lane through my old files (it has been a habit lately, smiling at old digital memories). This may have been an early indication of my penchant for silhouette shots.

As our author above says it, we all pass through life leaving something unknowingly behind.  I hope this photoblog will last for as long as it continues to inspire anyone…even as I may grow old and these gnarly, shaking hands couldn’t even press the darn button anymore.


  1. TheBlackTwig says

    I’m a fan of Fulghum and now I am definitely a fan of your works. 🙂


  2. I too like to take silhouettes a lot and your pic with its amazing quote made me very happy. I never read Fulghum but now you introduced me to a great author and his book. Thank you very much! 🙂


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