Sometimes, daily life can be a blur to me. Events seem to zip by quickly. So quick that I hardly could tell the days and months apart.
Until the metro was locked down.
President Duterte announced community quarantine and urged us to stay indoors — "visit places within your home, you may not have visited in a long time."
He may have said this in jest, but it struck a chord in me.
Life slowed down in the days that followed. Heeding his call, I "travelled" ✈ from room to room and like any curious traveler, rediscovered—my balcony.
Pre-quarantine, the balcony was a least visited spot. I live along our village's main street, and you can imagine the deafening roars, vrooms and beeps from passing vehicles plus the stench of fumes that trailed behind them. It was a catch basin for urban toxicity.
Stepping out for another look, birds chirping, butterflies fluttering around the foliage, and a cool breeze blowing greeted. Sweet.
Today, it's my idea of paradise, a staple hangout, and dare I say, the perfect spot to write this post. 🖌
Truly, home is where the heart resides, and I've come to love the unexpected, the undiscovered and unappreciated. 🌟
How about you? Have you found your sacred space? Your paradise? 🏝🌈
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