Saturday, October 03, 2009

Words

photo hunt

Contemplation Room

This phrase was just part of a quite long statement at Jose Rizal's contemplation room in Fort Santiago. These words, etched on metal and lighted by flourescent lights surround the first part of the room, and a small door to the right leads the visitor to where Jose Rizal spent his last moments before his execution in Luneta, now known as the Rizal Park. I wasn't able to capture all that was written, but the statement speaks of the Philippines. The part where I took this partly goes, "I have always loved my poor country... I shall love her until my last moment... I shall die happy..."

This picture was taken 29 March 2009, when my siblings and I went to Manila City. We were supposed to go to the Manila South Harbor to check out the MV Doulos, but we arrived quite early, so we decided to just go to Fort Santiago first.

In a way, I framed these words as a personal credo. "Until my last moment, I shall die happy." Life is short to be anything but happy. Enjoy life, everyone... you can only have it once.

*** Jenn ***

21 comments:

Khei de Dios said...

nice one jenn!

Liz said...

What a great motto to live by. And very creative shot.

magiceye said...

truly inspiring words!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I will now have to look up the author of the words... Thank you for sharing this.

jams o donnell said...

Those are inspiring words. Great take on the theme

YTSL said...

Inspiring words from an admirable man. Thanks for sharing.

travelingsuep said...

Great shot.
As the others have already said, very inspiring words too.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is great!!! Love the quote.

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bing said...

inspiring indeed.

gengen said...

Trully amazingly inspiring...Happy hunting!

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Brita said...

Great take on the theme!

bookbabie said...

Very cool quote!

CatLadyDiary.com said...

great shop, just enough to get the full emotion

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a creative way to participate in this week's Photo Hunt.
Good job and thanks for sharing the information to go along with it.

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/10/photo-hunt-words.html

Squirrel said...

Nice inspirational post!

Lisa said...

The words are incredible -- and so is the photo.

thanks for sharing!

kaye said...

inspiring words. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Sandy said...

Good one..Mine's up, too
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Pagan Sphinx said...

I like how you captured this, even if all the words can't be read. Nice treatment of the theme.

Here is mine: Words to Live By
http://thepaganeye.blogspot.com/2009/10/photo-hunter-theme-words.html

Briana said...

You're right--life is way too short not to live every moment as it is your last and be HAPPY with it!