Baguio Connections 43
LAST week, we left off at changing water to wine. This matter is addressed likewise in aforementioned documentary "Water," which also treats of how Jesus managed such a feat at Cana.
What is a discussion of Jesus and his reportedly first miracle doing in a discussion that speaks of water's molecular structure and properties? I.e., isn't this supposed to be a scientific discussion?
Infinitely wiser personages have long posited that Science and Religion are one, just that our age's priests/shamans and scientists have yet to agree. I might add, and agree on and in a common language. Like molecular structure and intent.
At any rate, the said documentary presents both holy men and scientists alike, a number among the latter even stating that prayer is a thing by itself. Not an abstract, but a thing. Thus physical, I imagine. Said documentary has to be watched in full to be appreciated and learned from.
Another documentary about Water, "Water Memory," is just as fascinating. In it, Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier demonstrates scientifically that Water has memory, and even presents a revolutionary approach to the curing of the dreaded HIV and other diseases. Another film about Water that needs watching.
Which, in truth, takes us to the waters of Boracay.
Boracay was first discovered by tourists in maybe the 1970s, perhaps earlier. But began to be heavily visited by tourists in the 1980s.
From then, into the 1990s, into the new millennium, and into the present decade, Boracay turned into this rather tacky "party place" that attracted all manner of tourists, causing too an overbuilding of resorts, from the high end to the low, and all stuff in between. And causing great pollution, especially of Boracay's famous beaches and waters. Not to mention of the island itself.
The once pristine paradise turned into what President Duterte called "a cesspool."
Fortunately, he didn't stop at calling the once pristine paradise a cesspool. He ordered it closed down for a year, took no arguments, and ordered a rehabilitation. His people managed to take that year down to six months, and here we are, witnesses to a Boracay reopening.
Television footage shows us once again white sand beaches and clear blue and green waters and some people. Night footage shows us empty beaches. Is it just me, or isn't that exactly how it's supposed to be? I bet that Boracay's Water agrees, or even remembers no people at all around, and prefers that.
I am not alone in sending Boracay love and prayers, and the special one that the island is never again a victim of the poisoning it had to endure for decades.
And yes, next week, how a Baguio shutdown could likewise help us all.