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Sunrise in Dawis

What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder. Oprah Winfrey

A little coastal town in Digos called Dawis caught my attention for its sunrise which blankets the cove in its golden warmth and serenity.  I went there for that sole purpose, to catch the dawn in this hidden sanctuary, and bask in nature’s morning glow.

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An early morning walk by the beach in this quiet place affords a moment of soul searching, to recharge oneself before going back to the hustle of city life.


Sunrise in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara

Sunrise in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara


When the day begins, fishermen start their day’s catch from boats tossing in the waves.  Children are running, splashing about with families.  Vendors walk around with fresh fish for sale. Dogs start sniffing for food, their noses buried in sand.

Life goes on.


Fish vendor in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara

Fish vendor in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara


However, for fresh lingering souls, this sunrise is symbolic of  a new beginning.  Two close friends and a schoolmate of mine  just passed away one after the other from illnesses.  It breaks my heart.


Sunrise in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara

Sunrise in Dawis © Jojie Alcantara


I wish to send these golden rays as they journey to the afterlife.  I hope that they will find eternal peace and happiness in that new dimension.

As for the other restless, lingering souls, a silent prayer for their repose.

(Dawis is in Digos, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines)


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  1. cbartazo says

    love your photos, ms. Jojie. so much meaning… God bless you always!


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