Huge in many ways


Photo Friday’s theme is Huge! It might sound like a no-brainer but there are many ways to interpret the word. Hugeness, after all, is both relative and subjective.

A ten-story building would look huge to someone seeing a multi-story building for the first time but for those who grew up in the city in this generation, that would be a squat little thing. Frogs are not huge animals but there are small frogs and huge ones. There are eyes that look huge in proportion to the head. Or, the physical size may be unrelated to the hugeness, as in a huge scare over a bat getting inside the house. Or, perhaps, a photo of an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend with a caption “HUGE MISTAKE.” The examples are endless but you get the drift — huge can mean a lot of things.

I decided to interpret “huge” with this photo of a kapok tree in UP Los Baños. It is huge in size but, for my family, it is huge in many ways. It’s kind of a long story and we like to relive it over and over again.

  • lalaine

    I’ve read a lot of your writing over the years but I have to say, that kapuk tree article is the best one yet. Enjoyed it much. Amazing, really, what we hold dear and that usually means the simplest, minute things.

    • Connie Veneracion

      One of those really heart-felt topics than made the words flow so easily and smoothly. :)