I adopted this cute little kitten, Baby Reiko about five months ago. With the new addition to the family, Didie now has a new best friend and nephew. Not easy at first because Didie was territorial after being alone for over a year since Ciku got catnapped from our house. But eventually they become attached to each other. Looking at Didie caring for Baby Reiko I feel love between the two cats. And they’re not even related.
If animals demonstrate love and compassion, I’m thinking how can people be cruel enough to kill their own babies.
After four days being cooped up in quarantine at home for viral fever and measles I finally went for an outing outdoors. I found a quiet, tranquil and therapeutic picnic spot in Bentong called Kolam Air Panas Bentong or Bentong Hot Springs. It’s located on Jalan Kuala Lumpur, Bentong not far from Bentong Toll Plaza. The water isn’t boiling hot like some hot springs. It’s lukewarm. There are two big pools you can swim in. Soothing for body aches.
American essayist and nature writer, Maurice Setter (1817-1862) once wrote: “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”I thought aloud, “So, it’s just like expecting gold.”
Maybe that’s why I kept missing the train when it comes to relationships, and I find it difficult to fall in love because I was hoping to find someone who has the right chemistry. Perhaps, the right chemistry is something we develop as we go along?
I was having a conversation on this with a friend, Roadrunner some time long ago. He didn’t agree with me totally. He said, “I thought so but might not always be true. There are instances when the attraction is mutual immediately but it is how the relationship develops later that will depend on other factors. But expecting or waiting for such things is a futile effort. Attraction can be instant but friendship takes time.”
Roadrunner said: “Ahh…life is like that. When you like someone, they don’t like you. When someone likes you, you don’t like them. I have always thought that the chance of both liking each other is so remote. But when things come together, you wonder how, through all the improbable circumstances, you could actually meet and find each other. It is as if fated. Sometimes it is when you least expect it.”
To which Roadrunner retorted: “Don’t stop expecting gold. Just don’t expect platinum…”