Saturday, May 23, 2009

And this too shall pass...

Upon arrival in Kuala Terengganu last Friday morning, I actually received bad news from home...

An aunt had passed away during the night.

It's funny how deaths come quite close together in my family. Wasn't it just last week that my grand aunt passed away? And a few years previous, an uncle and an aunt died on the same day, followed by another relative a few days after...

Only 4 of Pa's 9 siblings are still currently with us. Of the living, 3 still have their spouse around. Of the dead, only 2 survived their spouse.

That now leaves me with a total of 4 uncles and 7 aunts, inclusive of an uncle and his wife from my Ma's side. And they too shall pass... Though death knows no boundary of time nor space, the moment has certainly arrived for my parents' generation to meet our Maker.

Imagine this- when the days were young, it took my parents and I from morning until night to visit all the relatives staying around Klang only during 'eid. The same was needed for Kuala Lumpur. Likewise for Seremban-Melaka. Now? A day more than suffice.

I expressly avoid thinking of Ma and Pa passing away, though I know it will come quite soon. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, but until then...

5 comments:

cik sepi said...

takziah atas kehilangan.
hidup dan mati lumrah kehidupan....
sayangilah mereka sementara masih ada...

manusia sering terleka dan hanya tesedar bile mereka telah tiada.
selalu la berdoa moga tuhan pnjangkan umur mereka.

Snuze said...

Death is always hardest on the living, for they are the one left behind. For the dead, it is a release, a new adventure, an answer that we can only know when our time comes.

*hugs Ri*

Eragon_iz said...

thankz your comment

i'm shin... i'm inesen said...

takziah... tetiba berlaku... ari x habaq pun masa tu ek...

~ujicham~ said...

salam ari,
blogwalking...

betul, hidup ini makin menghampiri mati.