“The world is bigger and bolder outside your own shell.”
As a kid, we are thought to never talk to strangers—to never go or rather talk to anyone who we are not familiar with. As for the majority of us, we are still inclined in this teaching that the opinions of others that contradicts our own beliefs, we often disregarded. We are too fond of ourselves and most of the times thought that no one’s perception matters than our own. But the major plot twist here is the fact that your personal world is just a small chunk of what the world is made up of.
Open-mindedness is the key to further travel and understand this world. There are a lot of things to be discovered and to look forward to. For example, travelling without experiencing the real culture of each place you’ve been through is a waste of time. When you travel, you should put yourself not entirely but genuinely and with respect in the culture of each place—in that way, you’ll leave tracks on that place and that place will leave tracks on your personality. The world is vast than you can imagine. Different people, cultures, beliefs, and perceptions exist. And the best way to experience the whole world is by opening our minds and our hearts to countless possibilities.
Kapalit ng mga luhang pumakawala
Ang mga berso na nagwawala
Kung nasaan siya? Hindi ko makita
Doon sa kalawakan, naglakbay
Ibinulsa ang mga tala sa bagaheng akay-akay
Bagaheng naglalaman ng pagkamuhi at pagkasira
Pagkawasak ng mga piraso ng pangarap na inilathala
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In the midst of the class,
There is a lassie who sits upright.
Looking so profound,
Wondering how she got to the wrong class.
I was born as a shadow. Physically I am black and have no detailed features at all. I am just an outlined emptiness whose job is to mimic someone the society dictates. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t chose to intentionally mimic that one particular person—they glued my feet under hers, so, how can I escape?
But lately, I’ve got so much tired. My ankles hurt ’cause she’s been running too much. I can’t catch up! I almost tripped every time I tried to follow her.
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I lost. I lost you. People around us thought that ’twas the saddest thing that happened to me, but
I lost. I lost myself. People around us never thought that ’twas the most chaotic thing that happened to me.
As I walked through the last gallery of this museum, I found one waiting soul—waiting to be refreshed & be regained. I found myself.
(I relate this to a photo I took found on my IG: psmaro)