A BRIEF INTROSPECTIVE MOMENT
It has been a while since I took such risks.
Probably a good thing.
I was always in awe of my father, who before he was even twenty was flying bombers in the good fight. Three years of that. A few years later he went to sea on tankers, with the earnings of which he paid his passage through college and an aeronautical engineering degree.
People of that generation lived more alive.
As he grew older he became a very civilized person.
Well read, informed, calm, and detail oriented.
There was good reason to admire him.
I am fairly sure that in some respects I do not measure up.
I could have done far better with myself.
But the result is somewhat passable.
I've matured along the way.
I regret very little.
Sambuangan, Basilan, Jolo.
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