have are photographs of places I am almost certain that I will never get to
visit again. I wonder when I will get to have a new sight to see, when I wouldn’t
be this travelling soul dormant in one city. I miss you, Manila.
Today, we had our first ever Have a Hart Day in Manila, Philippines.
Never in a million years did I expect to have one here. I was mostly excited to meet fellow Hartosexuals but I didn’t expect to be touched by the kids we visited. They didn’t say much but they didn’t really need to. It was clear that these kids have been through so much at such a young age and yet, they smile as if they’re the luckiest people on the planet.
In ways, I think they are…the ability to be able to live through our past and have a genuine smile on your face. That’s rare. I can’t remember the last time I smiled and actually meant it.
PHILIPPINES, Manila : Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a
center island near a road crossing in Manila on April 12, 2015. The
world marks International Day for Street Children on April 12 to
campaign for the rights of impoverished children. AFP PHOTO / Jay