It finally arrived and it is usable. My engagement ring, by me, to myself.
Engagement rings are for women and men with a plan: promise to stay together for the rest of their (couple) life. That's why I decided to find one for me, because I do not plan to marry and, moreover, my distrusting nature does tell me that anyone who is close to me today can be gone tomorrow.
I stay. I am the person who fought the darkness of depression to stand tall now. I am also the one who is accepting I am vulnerable and not perfect, against what anxiety tells me. I am worthy and important and I need to remember to follow the sun.
That's why my engagement ring is a functioning sundial. Because every time I will need it, the sun is there to tell me to live the NOW.
Corregidor Island in the Manila Bay. Today the island serves as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the battlefield. The island played an important role in the liberation process and independence from colonial forces. #philippines#manilabay#corregidor#island#independence