Sunset on the Hill - Tullos Hill, looking out over Aberdeen
It was a beautifully sunny day today and not a cloud in the sky. I decided to take a quick hike up Tullos hill to catch the evening sunset. Looking out over Aberdeen I could see the mountains in the distance and ship out to sea. Nice and peaceful up there enjoying the views. I took the Drone with me but sadly I forgot to put a SD card in it. When the sun dropped, so did the temperature and quite quickly at that.
Good timing isn’t really my best suit and I wasn’t expecting this charm of mine to miraculously change any time soon. My expectations were low, but damn…
So I haven’t been active on social media these past few months especially on Facebook. I tried to see what’s up with my friends these days, perhaps catch up with how they are coping, react to a few posts about the things that keep them sane. Just after three scrolls, ‘yall I saw this heart-wrenching post from Idel:
Our entry-exit coastline . . Hanep. Narinig ko na yang gagawin nila tong kalsada, pero wala eh.. it is what it is. . Wala kang kapangyarihan para mapigilan. Lipat tayo ng ibang malilinisang dagat hanggat meron pang natitira. Progress??? It can go hand in hand with environmental protection pero aasa ka pa ba sa ganitong klase ng gobyerno. 😎
“Who suffers if you kill the environment? It’s the poor. And whose duty is it to protect the people? It’s the government. And when you make decisions based on business interests, you have shirked your responsibility. You have lost the moral ascendancy to rule the government because to you, business and money is more important than the welfare of our people.” -G.Lopez
The Tara Linisin Natin To project is a very special movement for me. It started out with just a few friends trying to save their childhood spot. It took only a few years to rid this place of trash, but it took a lot of passion, persuasion, sweat, and plowing, and digging, and now, it’s gonna be a road- for that build, build, build legacy this admin would like to leave us with.
On to the next coast to save, I guess? I just hope we don’t need to save any more, though. But until then, we will.