Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Now here's a nicely-put together cast metal bust of our national hero which I found in a used furniture shop in Apalit. And unlike plaster statues of Jose Rizal, this one is made of heavy polished brass. The base, I suspect, is a later addition, made of wood, aluminum and accentuated with a metal crest. Maybe this once rested on somebody's desk, or in some school principal's or politico's office. But for now, I am happy to house Gat Jose in my library, happy to have a hero watch over me.