Ever since I came back from America, a renewed sense of appreciation for the Philippines swept over me. I did not only pay attention to the celebrated parts of our culture, exalted through the creations of famous artists, but I also began to love the ordinary parts of Philippine life.
If we only become mindful of that which we ignore, we will see so much beauty in these things. It feels almost surreal when something so familiar opens up to reveal something unique and particular. This is what prompted me to take my broken camera while I went walking around North Fairview. The lens has a scratch, but I have decided to explore the advantages of this defect. Sometimes the way the light scatters produces an effect like a halo over the familiar, a form of sacredness hovering over the ordinary and ignored.
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