The total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of the body, the end of life, death. Loss of a loved one: it can be seen, but it is more felt.
After I unlocked the secret of Buda, my trail continued.
My father died, and an island comforted me: the trails of Camudmud, Samal Island.
That was April of 2006, I lost my father. It was dark. It was sad. I can no longer fulfill what my father asked me to if I will have a stable work: just to simply fill his refrigerator with fruits and milk. But...he's already gone and totally out of my trail. Now, I have to face life without him. I took refuge from God, my family, and my friends.
A week after my father's burial, the family decided to unwind from emotional and physical stress during the wake. Friends joined the trail and we headed to Camudmud, Samal Island.
IGaCoS or Island Garden City of Samal is a 2nd class city in the province of Davao del Norte. Camudmud is one of the 46 barangays of the island. Upon reaching the trail, the place was very quiet, calm, and light. Somehow, it absorbed the sadness within me. The fun started rolling as we launched the Wetlympics Game.
After the fun-filled game through out the day, we tasted the island evening with a bonfire. I felt so relaxed. We had some reflections and shared some spiritual thoughts. I was comforted.
The bonfire and the moonlight.
The Trail Impact:
Indeed, death is inevitable, it is part of our trail here on earth. Loss of a loved one is not a joke. It will surely break your bones. But taking it positively is a choice. Accepting it would be lighter when you face it holding the hands of your family, leaning on the shoulders of your true friends, and trusting the heart of God who created you.
What about you? Was there a time that the nature comforted you when you had a heavy heart? Share your trails by dropping your comments below!