Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My Dumaguete

My DumagueteƱo sweetheart MarilynAlthough it has been over 15 months since my trip to Dumaguete, the memories of that journey become brand new every morning. Instead of fading into the passing of days and weeks they seem to retain their color and their emotion, at times even appearing to strengthen. Perhaps the reasons are not hard to understand. After all, this is the place where my love for a tender Filipino woman was confirmed. I think the gentleness of her soul was very well complemented by the graceful swaying of palm trees in the Dumaguete breeze. I have not yet been able to return, but she is very much a part of my life as I am daily connected to her through warm memories, sweet thoughts and promises of more to come. In the Lord's perfect timing, I will return to Dumaguete.