I was walking along the streets of Dumaguete City to the Computer Studies Building of Siliman University to attend a workshop related to my work when I saw an old lady maybe 70 yrs or so coming toward me with helpless eyes. She readily extended here right hand as a gesture of asking for something.
Seeing her action, I looked down to avoid seeing her face and expression of receiving a no for answer to her plea. However, her bare, old, dirty, and tired feet met my eyes. In spite of what I saw, I stepped aside and proceeded to my destination. When I passed by her, I can't help feeling the guilt of not giving the old lady a little of what I have. I took a few more steps and turned around and saw the old lady walking slowly. For all I know she doesn't even know where her feet will take her. I turned around and followed the old lady and handed her a little money. Without looking at me she simply said "salamat".