90 An Invitation from Corregidor

A tadpole-shaped island in the Philippines visited by local and foreign tourists because of its historical importance during World War II, Corregidor has always fascinated me of its after-wrath inscriptions.  The memorial, which used to be a battleground that has claimed many lives of Filipino, American and Japanese soldiers, holds structures and sculptures that tell more than a million stories of each departed soul.

Here is an invitation from this humble island to communicate the present from the past. What comes to your mind whenever you see such meaningful phrase(s)?




3 thoughts on “90 An Invitation from Corregidor

  1. There are two sets of meaningful phrases here: those set down by you and those inscribed in the photo. Short-form writing is much more difficult than its taller sibling. It is necessary to frame your message in richer expression to grasp the reader’s attention. You have either deliberately or instinctively done so here with your tadpole-shaped after-wrath while communicating the main message in a mere three sentences. Framing a question at the end is a clever device to invite interpretation, providing added value to your post. Nice work.

    The inscription is poignant. The opening phrase perfectly focusses the reader; the second line uses nature, earth and sea, to infer that their spirit remains in this place. It is regrettable that a full half of this entire message has religious references that I think compete with the fallen for attention.

    1. Mike, you really encourage me to pursue this path, thanks a lot. The intention is to emphasize the photo’s inscription. I was totally unaware of my writing’s outcome because I was deeply attached to the memories that are buried in the island.

      1. In that case you have a natural gift for written expression. Just keep writing..more and more…and more often…:)

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