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cecile s. yumul
cecile s yumul DING MADAKAL a tau lawe da king found art, sukal. Atiu mu king maglalawe ita. Agiang nanu ia pa ita, ustung mitiap ya ing eneriya niting bage at ning lalawe, atin lunto. Kalupa da mo ring sangang pakabayube ustung ba't ing bagyu manakit kang mialiuang ugis da ring animal a manuknangan king masukal.

Anti na mo ing milyari niyang misan. Di Mr. Benhur Villanueva abe nala ring pamilya na, y Bumbo (whose works will be featured on Sunday, Father's Day on Channel 7, Mel & Joey, "May Araw Ka Rin") at ding 4th Wall from Baguio City, menilas lang artworks para ketang metung exhibit king Fields Avenue, Balibago. Mialiua na ating ba't king dayat malat, karing balebe bunduk, penugse gamit menibat karing kasangkapang bakal, aluminyu, kabalbal salamin, at dakal pa. King lawe da ring kerakalan na alang paglalaue king found art, uyta pin sukal mung makabalandra para karela.

Mr. Benhur's "Spirit Caller," a prize-winning work in bronze, stayed in the Healing Garden. Only I know that certain spot where radiance strikes at midnight every month during full moon nights. The "Spirit Caller" was unloaded and placed down exactly on the spot where the moon sends its luminance.

Os'map eku pa mekapamalis mangalanging bulung. Ena pepatagin, lege ne tang Obra na libutad at ding anggang bulung mitipun, ginaua yang installation. It was a beautiful ring of leaves in different hues and shapes. More than that it felt like a circle of energy field within, pulsating out towards all the living creatures of the healing garden.

In the late afternoon, towards dusk, Mr. Benhur held a ritual before he left the "Spirit Caller." On the following days and nights, with the "Spirit Caller" in residence an added mystical aura pervaded in the healing Garden's air.
Atin bubulung kilub makapalibut karing bulung

Aliua mu ing angin titiup babalibul ing bubulung

Pati kuliglig at mialiuang makabale karing bulung

Magkoru ing pisamutsamut dang boses bibiung

Bala mu wari manginu la king Ispiritung bubulung.

[About the author. Cecile Santos Yumul is a veteran award winning Broadcast Journalist, a visionary teacher (Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philipines in 1992), a nationalist (Most Outstanding Kapampangan for Education in 1993), an environmentalist, and a dedicated daughter. She has over 35 years experience in the field of arts as an actor, director, and author. She is a published writer (Woman's Magazine) of essays, poems, short stories, and social commentaries. She currently resides in Lakandula, Mabalacat, Pampanga with her Mother, 18 dogs, doves, and bonsais.]

-Posted: 8:28 AM 6/18/09 | More of this author on eK!
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