Friday, July 26, 2013

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day

Psalms 84:10
 Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere.

Some days are certainly better than others.

The few short days i spent in Ba Kelalan were those better days. Days i would like very much to stretch out and go on, and on and on forever.

I like the place, in love with the people and are drawn to their culture.

So, ya, i think i know the meaning of hoping for one more day. because at the moment, i'm longing for just one more day to be there. (by the way, i am planning to visit the place again in october/ december this year. so, this is an official shout out to all my close friends to join in the fun. its apple harvesting season in Oct and probably rice harvest in dec).

In Mitch Albom's word: have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the lost time when you thought they would be here forever? if so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.

I hope i'd never had the need for another day, for the reason that i didn't spend my time with my loved ones wisely. I hope i'd love people enough and get loved back enough. Because, whats the point of living, otherwise?

I am a skeptical person by nature. i don't believe in things easily. Sometimes i tolerated things (mostly because i inherited my ancestor's penchant for not rejecting ideas, no matter how impossible it might sound), but, it doesn't mean i believe in it. Example: the story in this book, meeting up a dead person. i'd nonchalantly say, ya it could happen. but do i believe it could happen? no, not really.

me, Alie, Uncle#1, Bee Lian, Lui Lin

me, Alie, Uncle#2, Dy

I tried to be not too skeptical, too logical, because as i found recently, there are many things in this life happened supernaturally. beyond the logic of our mind. If that's what some people say miracle, maybe that's what we need faith for. Example: what is the odds of meeting up a friend's handsome uncles in the remote area of Ba Kelalan?. One of them is single (not so sure of the availability). 

For one more day, i sincerely hope i'll have one more day to spend in this remote place with these lovely people.


Dy said...

Yes, the single uncle is available :) Go on ahead to get to know him better. Yang saturang lagi, bah, ko kasi biar sy simpan lah ah.

Yes, i am interested to go again. kasi tau dates ko mo pigi :)

kukuanga said...

ho! so cepat the response. Hahahha!
baru bagitau my family of the experience d murud. Popong, asael (the pastor) and my mom. dorang sangat excited.

ooo.. bah, boleh jual la the uncle.

Dy said...

tgh sakit angau me this... angau Murud... that's why stalking fb and blogs :D

bah, bring ur family over.... byk tu homestay. make sure u stay at cikgu sang's :) Si uncle is there, always. at least for another 5 years.