There is an unmistakeable pungent odour of rain. Soon enough, it has begun to rain. The din that the raindrops made as it hit the awnings drowned out almost other sounds. Flashes of lightning streaked across the night sky occasionally accompanied by rumblings of thunder in the distance. The air is cool. This is a good weather to sleep in. I am tired but I am feeling contented.
It was different yesterday. I was bleeding from somewhere. I was ill. I was depressed. Dirty dishes were piling up in the kitchen sink. The simple thought of cooking meals drained the energy out of me. Jocelyn and Dee tried to console me. I was reluctant to let Wuan in on my health. I did not want her to worry anymore. Fortunately, one of my neighbours helped prepare the ingredients for my ABC soup. I had two good meals yesterday. In the end, I told Wuan about the bleeding because we have promised not to hide anything from each other.
Today was even better. I spent five good hours with ReallyBites and Bryan at Gurney Plaza. We had lunch at A&W. I love their root beer float. These two youngsters are half my age but we get along very well. There are only two probabilities on why that is so – I am young at heart or they are matured beyond their age. Nevertheless, we had fun. I had fun. The troubles of yesterday melted away just like that.
We watched Ice Age 2: The Meltdown together. While the Cineplex was accessible, we got tickets for the first row of the upper section and I could not get up to the seat. Bryan tried to manoeuvre my wheelchair without success. A good Samaritan from the audience helped Bryan carry me onto the seat and helped me off the seat after the movie. To the person who helped us in the cineplex, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Ice Age 2 is more than a feel good animated movie. Apart from the entertainment and laughs, I found similarities in what I am going through lately. Friends stick with you through thick and thin. While I do not expect my friends to risk their lives for me, their being there when I needed some diversion from my tedious daily routines was more than I could have asked for. Thank God for friends like ReallyBites, Bryan, Jocelyn and Dee.
Whether they realise it or not, each of them has made my days more fulfilling. And then there are the unknown Samaritans like the gentleman in the Cineplex who time and again have come to my rescue when I got myself into sticky situations. The little parts that they play all add up to make my life whole. Living can be difficult at times but they have made it tolerable. It is because of them, I am able to continue on this journey called Life. Thank you.