It was a great sweet escape from reality - the reality that I work 8 hours a day (sometimes I have to work 12 hours) and 6 days a week. It is the reality that I am longing for space, freedom and delight badly. It is the reality that I am thirsty of seeing a wide space under a time that runs so slow as if it will never end.
Being stuck within the 4 corners of the hospital with my role of giving unconditional care, patience, love and service to humanity, I almost forgot that there is a wonderful place outside waiting to be discovered by me. It was the day I found love once again -- a love for God that has gone deeper who is the Creator of marvelous wonders on Earth, the love for nature that I tend to miss at times and a love for peace and right freedom. I don't have a problem with my job at least, I loved it. Sometimes the job becomes so rewarding even I have to work under a not so generous compensation but I am not complaining about it because it is already a reality for our profession that we need to work more than what we earn. So there should not be an issue for that, as I said, I love my role, my vocation.
In my work, everyday is an adrenaline rush and I am deeply loving the daily challenge that makes me a better nurse but it is a very different thing. It is an adrenaline rush that signals my role that I need to act because there is something wrong or someone is in danger and I have to save lives. Well that task is oh-so-nice. Not everyone can do it aside from trained health care providers like me.
I don't have a problem with my job and I love it. I am merely expressing the great feeling and insights that consumed my soul upon seeing a natural wonder that I can never see in my daily routine. So I SHOULD NOT BE BLAMED if I am expressing these things. Well I am just human that is susceptible of becoming amazed and I should be respected for that. In the long run I am not against anyone. I am not blaming anyone and I am in the position to complain.
|The truth will set you FREE!|
I was expecting a great scenery here and it didn't fail me. It was more than my expectation. Before I came in this town, I am already aware that the Abra River flows down in this quiet beautiful town. Thanks to Google Map for showing me that. Now my role is to find the road that will lead me there, if there will be no road, I have to walk and if I have to cross a river, I will. I triumphed! I actually did the three: I passed on the road, I walked and I actually crossed the river (story will come next).
I thought I have to pay but the lady told me it was a free ride. I stand amazed. I let her talk and learned that the free boat ride is funded by the provincial government of Abra to help the people.
I later learned why there is a need for the government of Abra to do this. The fact that it is already the end of the road is making sense. The other side of the river are other communities and they are literally isolated because of the great river. There is no bridge to connect these communities to other places where important human activities take place. So the road has to end up here.