“There is no such thing as death. Life existed before we were born and will continue to exist after we leave this world. Same with love, it existed before and will go on forever.” ― Paulo Coelho
I know many here have lost a loved one- a dear friend, a parent or even a child. I know the feeling…. Exactly a year ago my father died… in my arms… His dying wish was to revisit Palawan where he worked after his seminary years in the late 70’s.
2 months after his death I went on a 14-day roadtrip in Northern Palawan, with some of his ashes, I was sprinkling handfuls in places I deemed necessary. It was a beautiful journey for me as I was meditating upon life and death… and love. I was seeing Palawan with new eyes and death too. For the very first time in my life, I was celebrating death. My fear of it was transformed into joy and excitement. Not that I wish death upon myself but I learned that it is not really the end of life but a junction somewhat a comma not a period. It was an amazing journey. Here’s a short peek into the beauty of Palawan:
Palawan Journey: A fulfillment of my father’s dying wishTHIS VIDEO IS DEDICATED TO PAPA POGI- ROEL E. BETIA (September 17, 1956 – November 8, 2014).
Posted by journeyingjames on Monday, November 9, 2015
This video is an ode to Papa Pogi as how we fondly call him.
May your death continually remind us that life is temporal and fleeting. You have been an inspiration and forever will be. I know that only the body dies, your spirit lives on, immortal! I love you and I send you to the light!
You can also review more reflections about life, death and love by searching on #PalawanJourney on Instagram.