WRITING FOR RIGHTING HISTORICAL WRONG
“But, where is the book?!” “Is it not time to finally publish it?” “Can I still tell… that this is coming out?” “Perhaps the editing can be fast-tracked?” “I am excited that March is quickly turning into April…!”
(I can see my co-editors/co-compilers smiling as they read these lines.)
These were typical lines we would receive from the main patron of the book, while rightfully demanding for the output.
Naturally, each of these lines was a horrible nightmare for our Team of Seven for the guilt of non-delivery.
Now, as the book was finally launched last night, these lines are sweet mementos worth reminiscing and relishing.
“Congratulations to all of you!” was the sweetest ‘iftar’ I ever savored last night, while always remembering the beloved Marawi besieged by both ‘terror’ and ‘the war on terror’ – and unfortunately paying the heavy price for both.