A Word A Week Challenge: Cross

Hi all!

It’s been a while since I last participated in this challenge. When I first chance upon this week’s topic, my first thought was that I’ve nothing in my meagre photo repertoire related to it. But this morning when I woke up, I realised I did have something which I would like to share with you guys from 2013. Given that a majority of Filipinos are Catholics, crosses were put in place by the locals to commemorate the deaths of the victims of Typhoon Bopha at Compostela Valley, Philippines. At a church located near these crosses, you can still see a look of loss across the faces of family members who were there to offer prayers to their loved ones. It seemed as if they were perpetually stuck in that timezone where everything they had/knew changed in a split second. Our guide also told us that there might still be bodies which could not be found in the land area (see picture 3). I cannot even begin to fathom the pain the family members are going through. Nor do I ever want to understand their pain. It might seem selfish but I firmly believe that the only way we can understand their sense of loss is to go through the same thing as they did and I would not wish it on anyone else.

Till the next post, bye.

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