Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's so quiet you'd think everything's okay

I imagine my life with two wishes and a dream.
One wish is for placidity, tranquility, serenity to call my own.
One wish is to share this peace with those who want it.
And the dream is do everything I can to make them come true.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

He came back ... to say goodbye

I was busy with something on ground level when he walked past. I snatch a quick glance and saw how handsome he looked when he paced to the other car which was out of my view. I said, "I thought you were dead. Someone told me you were but he must have got it wrong. You look really good." He didn't respond to my insensitive burst of joy to see him so I hurriedly cleared up what I was doing and stood up to run to him to share the lost times.

When I saw him coming up in a 4WD I waved to him and all he did was to wave back through a closed window. He pointed to the direction he was going and he didn't wait for me to
join him.

After he left I felt so sorry we didn't have the time to catch up and then I woke up remembering that he really is gone.

He is the third person who has come back to say goodbye...

(The last I blogged about him was April 7th, the day I heard he went away without saying goodbye)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Home At Last

It rained everyday. I haven't had this experience for a long time. It either drizzled all the time or poured heavily one moment, then its gone again and come back to repeat the sequence. This was how it was in Taiping when I was home for 10 days.

The lake was magnificent, the fauna and flora flourished with the freshness and clean air doused by rainfall. Just looking at the trees and animal life is enough to make me want to go back and being a kid and relive the times when I knew nothing about life except to pass the day climbing a tree, digging for insects and submerging myself in the cold frigid water from the hills.

It was a regenerative moment for me when I spent time with mom and dad in our serene neighborhood with a picturesque view of Maxwell Hill. I felt young again, like I was back in the seventies but everyone I knew did not live there anymore. They were everywhere but there. It was so perfect to me I wished everyone I loved was beside me and living in this paradise that I would like to call home.