Monday, February 05, 2007

Brown Pasture

Why do people migrate? The answers to this question are infinite, surely each and everyone of us has our own reasons for leaving our homes in search for a new one. Reasons could range from a simple hunger for wanderlust to socio-economic factors such as poverty, hunger, famine, war and escape from persecution.

Animals too, move from places to places, when the meadows are already brown and the grass are alredy dead, they certainly will search for a greener pasture in order for them to survive. Us, being the highest form of animals also have that same instinct. Humans know when the meadows are already brown and readily can decide if it is time to move on to a place more conducive to life.

Of course we do not know what's in store for us in a foreign land but thanks to our resiliency, we can withstand any changes in lifestyle and culture subtle or drastic it may be. All we have to do is stick to the main reasons why we left our homes and stand by it. Look back and compare the "brown meadows" we left behind and be thakful for the "green pasture" that we found and plan to stay. That can ease the enormous loneliness engulfing every migrants. Answer the question, "What am I doing here?" with the main reasons that eventually lead you to migrating and everything will surely be fine.

Lastly think of the times ahead... Think of the children, the next generation... We do not want them to graze on "brown meadows," don't we? If it's not for them, surely we can make our ends meet in the "brown meadows." Let us not allow our children to feed on "brown meadows." They deserve a better life.


Blogger Maria said...

we migrate because we seek greener pastures. I am currently in Taiwan working but eventually, I aim to migrate to Australia as well.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Abner M. Hornedo, M.D. said...

Hi Maria! Are you a Filipino?

Good Luck!


5:03 PM  

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