That there are some of us who have been here on this planet for 1 or 30 or 53 or 81 years old.
And then there are some who have been here on this earth for 1300 years.
I lived in cities most of my life. Cities that I call home. Cities that are close to my heart.
In Manila, I lived in a place where honking of jeepneys, tricycles and cars were everyday sounds.
Shacks and small crowded streets were everyday afternoon walks.
Black canals running down the sides of houses.
Floating plastic bags moving down towards what it was called a river in the past.
In Toronto, I lived in a place where 4 lane highways were packed full of cars at 4pm.
Malls were places where older folks meet and do their exercises.
Plastic cards swiped for an afternoon delight.
We have to remember.
We need to remember.
We all need to be reminded.
That there are still some who are living here for 1300 years.
Photo taken in Capilano Bridge, Vancouver BC by Rose Cortez