I see beauty in the vulnerability of another human...
We were all born sweet, cute, adorable in the eyes of mankind. Indeed, we were. We had that innocence, complete trust and smiles that could melt the hearts of our parents. The beauty of our souls radiated like a beacon light to all our family members then.
Then as we journey through our lives, we get bruises and calluses that tarnish us. We get scars that somehow deminish the light from our beacons, bit by bit. Until one day, we look at the mirror and realize how difficult it is now for us to smile. We find it difficult to give a stranger that cheerful look, that which could give hope. We now fail to grin to our family members that sends that unspoken 'You have me' words straight to their hearts.
As we journey, we learn to build defenses, we learn not to trust. We unlearn all those wonderful things that made us sweet, cute and adorable in the eyes of mankind. We no longer want to be vulnerable. We now want to be strong…
This month's field trip accident is not the first time for Philippines and definitely not for Tanay, Rizal.
4 years ago, same month, same province, lives were taken by field trip.
4 years ago, same month, Baguio, lives were also taken by field trip.
Officials have been stubborn eversince, always finding reasons why not to prohibit field trips by schools. Maybe, they need to have their own loved ones experience the same tragedies before they get to realize what they should have done a long time ago.
They cannot see the point that the lives of the students should not be entrusted to any institution other than their own families because only those who REALLY LOVE these young souls WILL REALLY TAKE CARE OF THEM while the rest of the people are JUST AFTER MAKING MONEY.