Tuesday, 19 June 2007

MARCHING WITH DEATH

Post 3: Lolo Ramon's Story

Map of the CAR -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordillera_Administrative_Region




When they had reached Sayangan Atok(one of the 13 municipalities of Benguet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benguet, The eldest, Fontano, decided not to go on with the family march. He decided to stay and try his luck in that part of the world.

" I never understood why my brother just sat down , stooped there and didn't look at us. My father just told us to keep walking, after he spoke with Fontano. No one asked why. Or maybe of too much exhaustion, nobody had the energy to talk. I thought Fontano was just resting and he would later catch up." recalls my grandpa.

"When my father told us to stop for the night after a day of travel, my brother didn't come. I was thinking, will I ever see him again? How can he bury himself if he dies?"

" I was just so tired and hoping we are already far from what's making every one sick. Hoping this is the place where we are going and when I wake up, we'll start gathering "Sap-sap"(kind of grass) for our hut. Sleeping on the cold hard ground seems the most comfortable reward for that long walk. It even made me forget about Fontano.

2 comments:

Deva

Keep up the good work.

lovelyn

Ciao Deva,

You're welcome!

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