Good Bye For Now

Rainbows over Penang

This spectacular sight was spread across the evening sky after Sunset Mass one weekend in August this year. The double rainbow arches amazed me. As I sat there watching the colours fade into the dusk sky, I felt like a small kid again, excited at this unusual vista. I wondered what lay waiting at the ends of the rainbows. What would I discover there? Hope? I had hoped. Hope is all I have now, too. When faith falters, hope is all I have. Or should it be the other way around?

I am going to miss Penang. I am going to miss Ee Yean and Bryan, the two buddies that I have been hanging out a lot with lately, either in real life or in MSN. Most of all, I am going to miss this place that Mum and I had called home for nearly half a decade. Leaving those memories behind is painful indeed. She may have been gone for more than two years but her presence here is simply overwhelming. Without a doubt, there are still many things that I am reluctant to leave behind but the journey has to continue. I have to move on in order not to be sucked back into the dark vacuum that I once lived in.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

15 thoughts on “Good Bye For Now”

  1. lovely picture…
    u are right about moving on. wish u all the best & hope u get better!

  2. Peter, Have an enjoyable and safe trip to Japan. No doubt I am sure you will enjoy by the new sights that awaits you. The world will welcome you with open arms. Do keep in touch. Journey on my fren…

  3. You will love beautiful Japan.
    God will bless your trip. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    Bon Voyage & Sayonara….

  4. Bon voyage… Hope is the one thing that all of us must have and make the best out of each day that we have, breathing, living.

  5. Bryan,
    Yeah, see you in April.

    I am going to Tokyo in January. Still in KL now.

    Thank you. All the best to you too.

    Still waiting to go out on a date with you…

    You always have the nicest things to say to me. Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Penang Podcast,
    Go ahead with the link. Thank you.

    This Tokyo trip is for training. I hope I will be able to go sightseeing, that is if I can tolerate the cold. 😀

    Thank you.

    :D. All the best to you too.

    You got that right. We have to make the best of eah day. We owe it to ourselves to do that.

    Thank you. I hope there is a connection that I can use there.

    Thank you.

    Yeah, maybe we can IRC when I am in Japan.

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