Sometimes we lose a part of ourselves because of our decision or of circumstance, all we can really do is watch it from a distance or reminisce. We could try to do them again but things will never be the same. Life is an enduring battle of gain and loss.

This photo was taken during our day trek in Balaan Bukid, Jordan, Guimaras. The hike up the hill will take you through pathways lined with calachuchi trees.