Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Ultimate Meeting

Today I started my day with a meeting that transcends time and distance. The important things in life aren't things, but a reason worth living for. A joy worth waiting for, and a belief worth fighting for. And you're my raison d'ĂȘtre.

Next, a meeting with the dentist followed. I miss the long hours spent in that cold chair while she attended to my braces.

Near noon I sat for a meeting with the new cabinet. Issues discussed. Strategy laid down. Aim set up. It is motivating to see that we are all diligently focused on one purpose; to bring back the glory.

The day was brightened by a meeting over food, drinks, updates and laughter. Contrasting colors of personalities made the whole picture pretty. Bickering and bantering did not divide, but binds us closer. Its good to know that family is not only restricted to blood relations.

Come the eve, an anticipated meeting with someone dear invigorated a tired soul. Thank God for always reminding me that life is not to be lived in a grand way or perfectly, but sincerely.

A spontaneous and chaotic meeting slipped in next involving debacles over which pair of shoes is best and how to turn the flash off, patting me with the fact that differences only get to bring us apart if we let it. And the most odd combination can result in never before seen strength.

Today I am grateful for the chance to be a part of all these unions. Though short, they were all beautiful.

But today was also the day a dear friend went for his ultimate meeting. Today our somber hearts were pulled together by the force of a shocking news of a friend's passing. We gather under the same downcast cloud, praying for his soul to rest amongst the Mukmineen. Our hands reach out to Arwah's family and to Lina dearest, be strong. He loves him more than we all do.

For Muhammad Syafiq Zulkipli who was a good friend to many, and who fought bravely against lung cancer, Al-Fatihah.

"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again."

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