Suffer the Little Children

Resting my sore butt in the sandy beach of San Juan in Siquijor after a six-hour marathon tour of the island province — indulging in a nice bottle of ice-cold beer — my attention was drawn to the nearby sound of little girls giggling.

Curious, I stood up to…. whooooooossssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?!?! What was that? All I could make out were limbs flailing… then that sound of girls giggling, again! Remembering that I was in Siquijor — an island province known for its mysticism and witchcraft, I was all but ready to scramble away. I don’t wanna be eye-to-eye with broomstick-riding old hags!

But as my eyes began to focus, I was greeted by their sweetest smiles — innocent, yet sincere. They were young girls having fun on a rope swing tied to a tall coconut tree. I can’t help but be uplifted by the genuine laughter and the childish mirth! Ahhhh… the things I would have given up, just to be a child again at that very moment…

Of course I had to make a fool of my self and give it a try…

… wrong move. I lumbered back to my beer and, as if suggesting a title for this blog post, Roland Orzabal’s Suffer the Children hauntingly played in the background from some distant loudspeakers.

But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

— Matthew 19:14, King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

7 Responses to Suffer the Little Children

  1. sjanima says:

    broomstick-riding old hags! 😀 they are now in jeans and lacoste t-shirts but they still do rituals and casts spell. the old hags have turned out to be young and sultry ladies.

    I love the candidness of the photos and the things that children will do to have fun, including the author 😛

  2. candid pictures, lovely shots! hello, war fish’s lair… 😉

  3. iwtkangaroo says:

    Great pictures! Especially the ones with movement. I love your posts… inspirational and right to the point. Beautiful! 🙂 Glad I found your blog.

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