“I used to think I knew everything. I was a “smart person” who “got things done,” and because of that, the higher I climbed, the more I could look down and scoff at what seemed silly or simple, even religion.
But I realized something as I drove home that night: that I am neither better nor smarter, only luckier. And I should be ashamed of thinking I knew everything, because you can know the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain-no matter how smart or accomplished-they cry, they yearn, they hurt. But instead of looking down on things, they look up, which is where I should have been looking, too. Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.”
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story
Sept. 21, 2005, that was a Wednesday, I recall. The two ComSci blocks visited the towns in the south as part of our Hist 1 class’ Heritage tour. Fast forward nine years, we’ll be doing the same – just three to four towns at a time. Our goal is to eventually cover all the towns in Cebu, including those in the north, hopefully by the end of the year.
I call this “The Road to Discovery” project. What we can gain from it, I could name a few. And who knows, we might encounter our long lost soul mates along the road, cross paths with them at some old church, or perhaps take the same bus rides. After all, fate works in ways we could only imagine.