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Sunday January 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday January 26, 2014 MYT 8:02:04 AM
by nimala baskaran
LIFE as it is, on a Sunday morning
The stalk is still, stares into the wide open ocean,
The breeze is brewing beautifully, a certain strength so strong yet carefree,
He who walks this long straight path will be enchanted by its sight,
Rest assured it’s a day of glory, sunshine galore, moonlight not in sight,
It’s the time of the awakening of the day.
Siblings gayfully jumping, catching tiny acorns on the pine tree swaying gleefully,
The young couple walking their coupled poodles, all coiffed up for a morning stroll,
The middle-aged gentleman, with his handheld radio playing melodious old Chinese classic tunes,
His morning reading on his lap,
A large family, sit around chattering up a storm, filling the ears of all around,
An elderly father, with his adult children by his side, accompanied by a portable seat, coffee flask and a simple bun in hand,
He sits facing the sea, embracing the view.
Life is sweet, he thinks, life is sweet, they all think.
Oh, this sight will surely make one’s go heart aflutter,
The days when time stood still, amidst the strong morning breeze,
One ponders, will our children be able to embrace this very scene?
That old world charm, that certain realness to life,
The real feeling of human connection with Nature’s grace.
Indeed an amazing grace.
For now, the stalk ponders too,
He stares and stares, his long slender neck sea-facing,
Shall I take off or shall I stay and ponder,
Oh, but if I do fly, my view is greater from up above,
An amazing grace it is.
And so he takes off swiftly, promising to land back and ponder again very soon.
For it is indeed a beautiful Sunday morning.
If you may want to experience the same, all you need to do is take a walk down Gurney Drive in Penang, and you may get that familiar feeling on Sunday mornings, says the writer.
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