I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Marahuyo which means enchanted. Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom.:)

She’d been walking for over an hour. Driven to the hills hoping for the peace and quiet she couldn’t find in the city. She was hot and tired. She was contemplating quitting when she finally reached the crest of the hill. Just a few feet away the gently sloping hill gave way to a rich spread of wildflowers and rolling hills. Her breath caught. The trek had been at the recommendation of friend. She really wasn’t into hiking but if this is what hikes led to she realized she just might have to change her mind.

She practically skipped down the hill and wandered through the grass. After five minutes she reached a beautiful lake. The scene was too picturesque for words. The hill from which she’d descended, the beautiful field of wild flowers, the lake, all surrounded by the mountains far off. She sighed contentedly. Taking off her backpack she laid down in the grass and allowed the sun to lull her into a sweet slumber.

When she was awakened later by the kind stranger with the handsome face, she’d known she found her own slice of Eden.


Word High July