Theophile Gautier once said:
"To love is to admire with the heart but to admire is to love with the mind."
To you whom I haven't met yet,
Anyway, I have learned over time to count my blessings in the present without predicting into the future. For many of us, we may notice a light at the end of the tunnel once in a awhile. I am thankful that there is this 'light' in my life all the time.
During hot sunny day of June 2011, I was given a wonderful
opportunity to work with Hui Wen, a cute six years old girl at the
shelter home where I had volunteered since secondary school. She is a
petite but sweet young girl with glittering black eyes & an
unquenchable zest for life. She shows no sign of any mental or
physical impairment yet, according to the caretaker, she was born
prematured & have some sort of disability in her movement.
I love the nature & for me, one of the best way
to get up, close & personal with the kids is by bringing them closer
to the nature which in turn, is our beautiful Penang Botanical Garden.
And that was my destination with her. As sweet as candy, Hui Wen still
have a character of girl who is eager to learn just about everything
that she saw with her beautiful eyes.
Suddenly she asked me, "Did you smell something?"
Well, I can see that the dark cloud is fast
approaching across the hill and immediately I told her, "It was the
smell of the rain my dear, and we are about to get wet".
Jokingly she replied that it wasn't the smell of
the rain, but it was the smell of happiness right from her heart. For no
particular reason, she said that day, is the happiest day of her life.
For the first time since she stayed at the shelter home, some one took
her out to this beautiful place and enjoying the wonders of nature & she feels loved.
Well, I can felt that tears blurred in my eyes as
Hui Wen happily hopped down to play with the other children before the
rain came. During those long days & nights of the first few years of
her life, when her nerves were too sensitive to be touched, I believed
that God was holding Hui Wen very dearly in His blessing & it is love
that makes her a young brave girl that appreciate love so well.
I am happy that I can provide happiness to the
kids at the shelter home. I just can't let myself enjoying the richness
of this world knowing that some where out there, there is a lot of tiny
little heart who yearned to have a time out with someone who care for
them. I am not rich with money but sure I am rich with time because I
believed love knows no boundaries.
Perhaps one day, life will be fairer to them and groovy kind of love will never stop raining down.
One day, we will be together. I hope I will open my eyes each & every morning with the image of someone who truly takes our love vows seriously. And I hope that someone will be you. Until then, have yourself a wonderful new year.
The Half Moon Serenades.
9th of December 2016.