The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

Weekly Photo Challenge: HUMANITY


“Maria! Maria!”

‘The Captain’s’ wife turns towards me smiling and points to the row of pineapple plants. Her excitement is obvious. I trudge gingerly between the spiked leaves and try to keep up with her. She really wants to show me the bounty of this farm.

‘The Chef’ and I are in Coron, Palawan on a mission to find a property to start the next phase in our lives. The farm happens to be for sale. It’s not her farm but I can guess she is imagining it being hers. I can feel her happiness.

Is this what it means to be human? To find happiness in the simple joys of life?

To see how others interpret the word ‘humanity’ visit the Weekly Photo Challenge.


p.s. This photo was originally published in my post ‘Beautiful Busuanga


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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: HUMANITY

  1. The simplest joys in life are at times the most valuable and treasured. A flexibility of spirit and resolve helps us face the challenges that life throws our way. Thank you for sharing your story. Good luck with your important decision.

  2. People are amazing in the ways they survive in this cruel world. Thanks for sharing, it is a meaningful photos 🙂

  3. I think the real humanity here is the fact that you appreciated her happiness but understood it might be in conflict with yours because there might be two people who love this special little farm. 🙂

    • You’re right. I am conflicted but not in the way you think. I thnk there is an unspoken understanding that if we were to buy the farm we would ask ‘the Captain’ and his wife to be the caretakers of the land. We saw another property completely different but equally desirable. There’s much thinking to be done.

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