Monday, February 25, 2008
February 22-25, 1986
The EDSA Revolution
Warm prayerful bodies pitted against the cold steel of weaponry
Doing the seemingly impossible
The power of right overcoming the "evil" of that time
Among the unsung heroes of that historical saga was a beautiful lady who dared to offer flowers of peace to a soldier who was in turn seated on his helmet in a moment of bewilderment not knowing what to do with the situation ...
The embodiment of a peaceful process of reconciliation in the midst of catalytic change
The iconic picture of that moment has a place of honor in our family
The lady is my sister-in-law
An ordinary person who did what she could in the very simple way that she did
In the process - she became part of history
Immortalized in a black and white photo that made the news desks of the world ...
February 22-25, 2008
Once again the nation calls
It's like deja vu repeating itself all over again once more
The nation calls for ordinary people to do simple things
To be counted
To be heard
To be there
To be part of history ...
Start picking some flowers
And join the growing crowds
I will be the fat guy with a camera and a laptop,
Seated on the sidewalk - nibbling on a ham"burjer" ....