Saturday, April 12, 2008

Jeepney Feet


Shrine of peripatetic worship
That one cannot enter unbowed
In forced humility, we contemplate the feet
of silent fellow pilgrim strangers
and they, too, gaze at ours


(Taken on a jeepney ride to Toril, April 4, 2008)

5 comments:

  1. Slightly out of focus.......bumpy jeepney ride?

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  2. hmmm, not a farmer in the lot with all those toes flush together. no wonder we have a rice crisis... must be ofws ... are those new Crocs?...well they're better off!

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  3. Hi, Robert: it's my camera, or rather my camera phone (a Nokia 6233 -- a real classic). The lens isn't so nice, so it comes out looking a little washed. But I kind of like the effect.

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  4. Hi, Dean: I guess it was the time I took the ride. At 11 AM, the farmers are already out in the fields. Last month, on an early morning ride, I did catch some guys with sickles.

    You might like this photo, though; I took it a couple of years ago in Sagada.

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  5. This post reminds me of the reading that I have from the Bible the other day which is Rev. 3:9: "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."

    If you start from 3:5 you will see the whole picture: that of a not-so-powerful overcomer who holds on to His faith and belief no matter what.

    Indeed, people reap what they sow: those who sowed faith will reap happiness and bounty; those who sowed lies and deception to shame and perdition. God is indeed wonderful.

    Reminding me a lot of my readings from Psalms and of the Beatitudes.

    The words of the Bible are indeed true!

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