Monday, February 26, 2007

The smell of burning palay

I don't know about you, but whenever my family and i travel to bicol by car, there's a certain place near iriga that i really look forward to. It's a big rice field by the highway, and every time we pass by (usually about 4 pm, because we usually leave manila around 4 am) i cannot help but feel a certain kind of tranquility. The field itself is quite big, with a clear backdrop of a hill, and lots and lots of trees. But i really look forward to the smell of burning palay. It's a semll i really really love. Every time i get a whiff of that particular smell, it reminds of that field. It brings me peace and tranquility beyond imagination. I really look forward to it when we visit this Holy Week.