Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wave Worries Goodbye
I got my brief retreat today and it was a nice one. Alone.
Wifey was busy with strands of crystals and beads making her next necklace masterpiece creation. I did not have the heart to disturb her when the creative juices were flowing freely.
In his room, clacking away on his keyboard, Sonny hooked-up with his new teenage friends from Australia and the USA who are contributing their work to his Games and Forum website Sonny is hosting.
They both were doing things they love. Good for them...
After the continuous rainy days for the past few weeks, today was a totally beautiful day. Sunny and breezy, I could see blue skies again. It would have been a total waste if I had not spent my day outside.
After my afternoon prayers, I grabbed my camera and got on my bike. Cycled off to the nearest "watering hole," Pasir Ris Beach Park.
The beach is really a happening place on Saturday afternoons. All the barbecue pitches were already taken-up, smoke from the charcoal smelt so nice in the breeze. Tents already pitched in clusters near the water's edge.
Families were out having a good time together. Yes, the weekend life.
I got to pick a quiet spot almost towards the end of the coast, near the wharf.
Sat there alone, looking out to the sea. Rhythm of the waves pounding on the beach was hypnotic, while the clean breeze in my face lull me into oblivion... yes, what a weekend life.
I was lost in my thoughts for those few hours alone. I was happy. My worries seemed to have washed out far into the sea... or at least for now.
Yes, the many worries I hold somewhere at the back of my mind...
Between watching people being let go at work day by day and observing Dad going through his chemo treatment with that strong hoping for a good outcome... I just had to switch all the troubles off mind and do nothing.
I have this survival mechanism that tells me to retreat and go for time out.
It always draws me out into wide open spaces and somewhere where a large body of water is near. A watering hole to nourish my soul back to life.
My instinct and legs worked together today to bring me the nearest beach once I left home.
At times though, I feel that I am running away from the problems that I cannot fix, but I know I will always return back with a clearer mind and stronger will to face whatever that I have to face later.