“But I never paid the slightest attention to it since my face has always been glued to my phone. A slave chained to emails and other business agenda.“JIL DIAMANTE
Mckinley Hill, Taguig, Metro Manila | Philippines
First time to step out of the house since the community quarantine started. Partly scared but I was longing for the sun and trees too much that the earliest hint of loose protocols sent countless ideas in my head.
I was happy.
Happy to see strangers. To feel that outside warmth again. To hear those loud vehicles that I got desensitized to during normal days. It felt nice to feel again. (Okay, that’s heavy stuff. Let’s not go there.)
To notice things at a brighter and magnified spectrum. Because this spot was in fact my daily route to work. But I never paid the slightest attention to it since my face has always been glued to my phone. A slave chained to emails and other business agenda.
Seeing it again at a different light brings forth a different sense of joy.
And here we go with yet another cliche, never take daily things for granted. You’ll never know till when it’s supposed to last.
Breathe. Pause. Appreciate.