The sun’s golden hues
Illuminate the ocean
Reminiscing the journey
Glows peaceful and smiles, at peace.
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The sun’s golden hues
Wishing one and all a Christmas filled with warmth and inspiration.
(Photo Location: Fengshan Presbyterian Church, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan)
The train doors slid open with a mechanical sweep and she stepped in amongst the other passengers.
Always, she is plugged into her earphones and always, she prefers to lean against the glass panel at the doorway.
The doors remained gaping as the last human trickles filtered in, as he did, through the very doorway she had entered.
Like her, he chose to lean against the glass panel at the doorway, right across from her.
Instinctively, she looked up in the same instance that he did.
Their eyes met.
And they held each other for a few moments.
And in those few moments, her mind was darting through her memories to recognise his face, as he too seemed to be doing.
A sense of wonderment surged through and made her hold up a hand to her mouth in delighted astonishment; across from her, amazement shone from his eyes as a smile crept onto his face, and he came towards her.
To quote him, a serendipitous encounter as such is a magnificent Christmas gift.
And it is. 🙂
Serendipity falls on a
Rainy day, when I found him
Secluded, quite hidden away
I don’t think we’ve met
No, we haven’t – yet
So I stayed and discovered
Him, of exceptional taste
When we parted I prayed
We would meet again with haste.
This has been on my mind for a while now, since I saw the tree outside my apartment undergo some major pruning. I had felt sad, but I guess there’s more to rejoice.
“What’s going on?” I cried, rushing out into the garden.
He had a ladder against a tree and was at the topmost rung, perched and holding a saw, gazing up into the leafy arms. On the ground lay several piles of leaf-sprouting branches.
He saw me standing arms akimbo below and waved down at me, yelling, “I’m pruning the trees!”
“But why? They looked so beautiful with their crowns of green,” I pouted. “Now they look all ugly and bare!” I looked at the stumps of nothing against the bright blue skies and felt upset all over again.
“I feel like the trees have wasted all their efforts growing themselves out.”
“Yeah I know; they were glorious weren’t they?”
He came down from the ladder and stood beside me, looking up at the stumps too. “But pruning has way more benefits that outweigh this temporary ugliness.”
“Well yeah… I suppose…”
He glanced over at me sulking and laughed.
“Well, pruning helps to remove deadwood that hampers trees from growing to their best potential, and also helps to shape them and redirect their growth.”
He leaned the saw gently against the tree, then continued, gazing kindly at me.
“When they grow better, and in the right directions, they become healthier. At the same time, risks from falling branches are reduced while yield or quality of flowers and fruits are increased.”
“Yeah… I suppose you are right,” I replied grudgingly.
“That’s what you can look forward to. But it will take some time.” He patted me on the shoulder and winked. “But I assure you, it will be a magnificent sight to behold.”
And so I wait, for that magnificence to unfold.
I want to know you –
Your typical morning habits
What you totally hate eating
What you actually mean when
You don’t say a word, or do
Little things that often go
Unnoticed, except when time
Stands still, but time is
Never on our side, so
Before it’s too late
I want to know you.