I Touched The Sun — Literally!


Things had been pretty hectic at work, especially in school, for the past two months. I had a bitter taste of increased workload comprising assignments, deadlines, projects, and program development proposals. (This is from my diary two years ago.) So I thought of visiting what’s considered the heart of the metropolis — The La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City — to have my nature therapy. That is, to recharge and reconnect with myself by walking and filling my lungs up with fresh air.

When I was there, I roamed around to enjoy the scenery and the fresh air to calm and clear my mind. After 45 minutes of walking, I rummaged for a special spot where I can lay my spine and gaze at the blue heavens. I found this tree where I felt like there was something magical in it. I climbed it to find that special spot and to find what my gut was telling me. I was right. There’s something magical that came out of savoring my stay on the branches of that tree.

What I saw when I started gazing the view up and amid the not so clear view of the skies and sturdy branches of this tree, took my breath away. Somehow, the God of Creativity bequeathed to me the wisdom of touching the sun. And I did it. Aside from the relaxing and awe-inspiring view of the sun, I was really able to touch it! 🙂

Thanks to my camera phone who helped me capture these photos which proved that we can touch the sun. All it takes is a little creativity at the right moment to come up with something extraordinary like touching the biggest star in the solar system. Yeah, I know that sounds impossible so I am asking you to take a look at the photos below to know what I meant when I said, “I touched the sun—literally!”

Now tell me, haven’t I literally touched the sun?

The Wandering Feet with shoes was here last May 2009.

For more information (how to get to the place, special concerns, etc.) about La Mesa Eco Park , click this website: www.metromaniladirections.com.

PS: iPhone 2G

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. aRVee says:

    Beautiful images Sony!

    I love the way you captured the sun and touched it, literally, it must be very hot (lol) Great post!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Freshly Pressed? I’ve rechecked the post and I was cringing with regret upon learning I failed to proofread it. I missed to put in some important words which caused incoherence at some point.

      But I appreciate what you said. That’s still as hot as the sun when I touched it! 😉 Daghang salamat, aRvs!

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  2. ceceliafutch says:

    Awesome! I, too, am one who needs nature therapy to clear the mind and focus my thoughts on what is truly important. Thanks for sharing. And the photos are just plain awesome!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thanks for the compliment, Cel! I’m sure you have a multitude of good places there where you can have that kind of “therapy” too. I have long been a fan of your beautiful, powerful country. Don’t forget to share with us the experience, okay?

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  3. Oh , wow! You did touch the Sun. It looked like a bright pearl. Your camera phone gives some amazing, clear pictures even the sun can’t resist. Being close to nature makes me forget my life’s worries too. It also gives off a positive energy which we all need. Super cool post. Climbing trees? I used to do that when I was a kid. I don’t know now, I may be to young for disability. Ha, ha, ha. Stay cool my friend. God bless to your family.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Nature heals us, indeed, IT. I’m with you on that.

      Concerning climbing trees, I still do that from to time particularly when I’m in the province. Though I don’t take photographs of it anymore. I think it’s already “age inappropriate”.

      God bless your family too.

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  4. I don’t have a diary but I know person who maintain one, more often than not, is a good person; and good person doesn’t burn his hand when he touches the sun!)

    (Off-topic, well having a diary focusing on my sons might cure my occasional short temper on them, but our home is small, must find a way to hide it. Great help Sonny!)

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      The first statement perked up my morning, Jon. I mean, really! 🙂 Just like that. Well, I wish the best for that diary in the making. I’m sure it’s going to be fun for you as I see how you really love your family.

      God bless you and your family, Jon.

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  5. Those unique photos are just awesome! I just love your creative idea of “touching the sun.” Nature therapy is such a wonderful way to recharge our batteries. That sweet little spot amid the beautiful landscape looks like a hidden gem. I’m just happy that you decided to share those magical photos here. It truly must have been a “magical moment” for sure. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Magic is doing something extraordinary! I believe that’s what I did when I captured that diminutive form of the sun. I never knew that a 2MP camera phone would bring beautiful photos like the ones on this post. They are actually my photo materpiece”s” as far as a camera phone is concerned.

      And, of course, being a nature lover too, I certainly know how effective it is to recharge our batteries through nature therapy.

      … The world is still truly BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for your words … with purpose.

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  6. Maggie L R says:

    Touching the sun is totally cool.. There is an energy we can only get when we are out of doors, enjoying nature and the glorious sun.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      And that energy coming from out of doors like the sun is just galvanic. Thank you for that inspiring comment!

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  7. silentpal says:

    Nice shots wandering feet! Ano po gamit niyo?

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      iPhone 2G for these photos. Thanks for the visit!

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  8. //short but sweet…great story you got there..!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Salamat, SuPLaDoNG RuNNeR! That means a lot to me.

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  9. ara says:

    Not literally, no. Photographically or visually, maybe. Or “trompe l’oeilically” if you must. But not literally, definitely not. 😀

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Of course not, Ara. Thanks for reminding me!

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