When I revisited Washington D.C., I revisited a humongous guy seated on a humongous chair. The first time I visited four long years ago, I simply looked at him, be at awe and did not dare talk to him. But this time around, I did not miss the opportunity of speaking to him and have him hear what I have to say.
I told him that the country he once led had gone a long way. It’s free, it’s wealthy and has gone powerful. I congratulated him on that. I also told the seated guy that there are still pressing problems and tough challenges in his land that can’t simply be solved overnight.
But what impresses me most is that in his home-land everybody seem to have the right to be ridiculous yet the people strive for democracy, liberty, opportunity and equality. I also told him that I am particularly fascinated by some of his people’s good will and listening hearts. I then asked the seated guy if he can adopt me and snatch me away from my present country. The guy remained seated, unmoved and did not respond.
I then left and move on with my touring of Washington D.C. hoping that on my next visit he would say hello and would realize that I deserve to inhabit his land.
Dedmabels ang lolo mo!