Saturday, June 29, 2013

Love, Almost Paradise (The Story of Wijaya)

Anais Nin once said:
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

             Mr.Wijaya is 90 years old & married for 70 years. Even when he is sick, he refused hospital treatment because nobody will take care of his ill 85 years old wife, who suffered kidney failure & multiple health problems at home.

              His dedication to his wife and her well being is above all else including his own being. During the past 5 years, there were many occasions where he was sick, his family would admit him to the hospital for him to receive treatment after which he received a medical infusion, he would feel better & barged out of the bed & ask to go home. 

             This happened many times in many years & everyone were confused why he would do so. One time he couldn't breath and they rushed him to the hospital, in which after two hours he asked to go home again. His daughter broke down in tears and asked him why he wants to go home before he gets better. 

He answered softly:

"Because your mother is at home alone and no one is taking care of her."

               One day, for the first time he is in the hospital bed, sick, barely able to speak, with his wife at his side. Through out all of their 70 years together, it was always him standing by her side when she is sick. When she can't eat, he would try to sit by her side and feed her. When she doesn't have the strength to walk to the wash room, he would walk straight up with all his strength battling intense joint pains and walk her slowly to the wash room. When she was hospitalized, he would get up at 5 a.m. every day and visit her at the hospital.

              Unfortunately, old Chinese people are not very open towards speaking their feeling towards/about their loved one. As such he didn't told anyone a story about how they met, how much he loves her and how they got together.

               For me, his action speaks much louder than words and throughout the years the unconditional love he has given to his wife, his children and all his grand children are all the proof that groovy kind of love does exist.


To you whom I have met, for me, if two person is in love, it is infinite. I fell in love with you whenever we were together, then fell deeper in love with you in the months we were apart. 

Long-distance relationship is hard. Before this, I'd always thought the words 'love' belongs to other man, but I bet you must have read my mind, and we fell in love.

Dear Sabrina, sometimes, on our way through the paradise called world, we meet someone who touches our heart in a way others don't. I hope I will always be someone who touch your heart, in a special way.

Until then, 388 love notes here still couldn't described how much I miss you here. Waiting for the time to see you again, my other half of sky.

Almost paradise,

The Half Moon Serenades.   


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