Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boundless Odyssey

Hughes Engine House, Copper Mining c.1862, Moonta, S.A., Australia

I’ve been in this journey for almost three decades, yet I haven’t discovered what I’m travelling for. I am extremely exhausted at this moment! My water receptacle is almost empty, and there’s nothing left in my purse except some breadcrumbs.

My tattered winter clothes have been gradually torn by time, and my flimsy woollen blanket has lost its power to insulate me from the cold breeze overnight!

During the day, the sunshine is becoming brighter and its rays are painfully skin-penetrating! I’ve been exposed to countless sandstorms, and had encountered vicious typhoons!

Am I really destined to travel this relentless journey?

I've been inspired by this structure I found along the way... It has been there since 1862. It had served its purpose and had been abandoned after which. Amidst the tests of times, it is still standing brave and strong, and has never been forgotten by every generation! Despite its physical senility, it still allures the attention of all travellers, and is being captured by the lenses of countless photographers.

11 comments:

Nanaybelen said...

napaka-poetic mo.. at english pa . ang galing mo. kakainggit.
mukha nga' matibay ang structure

RJ said...

NANAYBELEN
Ayan, may naka-appreciate na naman sa isinulat ko, isang Survivor Mom pa. Maraming, maraming salamat po, NanayBelen!

JoShMaRie said...

wow! ang tao nga naman kapag medyo nag-eemote, nagiging introspective... ;)

salamat sa pagdaan ulet rj. :) nasa shelter na pala si tatay bienvenido. yehey!

wala pa akong new post... me pending pa nga akong tag from paperdoll. hehe. ingats

RJ said...

JOSHMARIE
Nag-i-emote na pala ako nito?! Naku, wala pa yan...

Natuwa ako sa balita mo tungkol kay Tatay Bienvenido. Tiyak marami nang 'Pieces of Cake' ang makakain nya sa DSWD shelter.

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Gustong gusto ko yang mga ganyang structures. :) Ang ganda ganda tingnan! =)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pards bagay na bagay sayo ang timpla ng mga words na binabanggit mo...pwede kang maging isang magaling na manunulat!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

nga pala ganda ng kuha mo..1862..dekada na ang lugar na yan.

RJ said...

EVER
Yes, mahigit nang isang daang taon ang mga copper mining equipment na ito sa Moonta, S.A. Pero matibay pa ring nakatayo hanggang ngayon!

Maraming salamat sa iyong pagpuri sa aking isinulat!

BlogusVox said...

If you're in a place like that, Mae-inspired ka ngang sumulat poetically.

Just dropping by to pay you a visit. : )

iceah said...

this is a nice structure where is it exactly located? c:

Roland said...

nice thoughts... sana lahat tau kasing tatag nung structure na nakita mo... sa tuwing dumadating ang pinakamatinding unos sa buhay natin. hmmm, na-emo tulog akong bgla.