November 14, 2006

Kwento ng Parola sa Pagdaan ni Milenyo

Days after supertyphoon Milenyo slashed through this sleepy lakeside town of Tanay in Rizal, the parola (or the light tower) became the centerpoint for all the folks whose lives depend on the bounty of the Laguna Lake.

They started to repair their fish nets. Rebuild fish pens. Fish vendors had returned as well as children had the day to spend with playing at the shadow of this humble landmark.

Then as I stood before the fading sun at the highest point of the parola, I felt being embraced by the wind as I wonder what other stories could she have been telling me. All I had was a Nokia 6600 mobile phone camera to snap photos of that day when the coast had been declared safe.