Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Life is a Roller Coaster Ride.

The last few weeks had rendered me wordless. An experience beyond description.....until now. Somehow, I managed to compose an entry to encompass all that is unspoken.

It started with a fantastic high when I received an offer letter from a local university to do my masters program in psychology. Shortly after that, our pet par-sian cat, Salty, succumbed to chronic pneumonia and liver failure. It was heart wrenching to see him not eat for a week. But, on the eve of his return to his Creator, I went in to whisper a final goodbye to faithful Salty. I assured him that although he was much loved by us, it was alright for him to leave us, if he has to. He died peacefully under the bed in our guest room the next morning. Exactly a week today. I cried hard when I got the news. A multitude of emotions ran amok in my heart; I was sad that he was gone but at the same time relieved that he is no longer suffering. It was a good 5 years with him. He'll never be forgotten by those who loved him.

However, God entertained me with a great comedy skit on the very next day. I was at a seminar with a speaker that blatanly spoke english with broken grammar. I couldn't stop laughing out loud! I tried my very best to stifle my hilarity and save it for the next joke that speaker was gonna crack, but I just couldn't help bursting out laughing. I had such a good laugh that I believe if laughter is indeed the best medicine, I may have cured all my ailments, if any, My best friend tried to convince me to add that speaker's bad grammar to this entry but I fear that it may be contagious! So, I've quarantined his work and hope nobody catches that debilitating hang up.

I likened my past week's esperiences as a roller coaster ride....an emotional one. One moment, I felt devastated that a loved one died and the next moment, I was laughing my heart out. Life is indeed a box of chocolates. You'll never know what you're gonna get.

And as for dessert, it was a lovely chocolate parfait with a cherry on the top! My best friend is on her way to experiencing a miracle happen to her. I pray for her always that she will find her soul mate, as I had found mine in my husband 17 years ago. Its finally happening to her. I couldn't be happier for her. She's my soul sister and now she may have found her soul mate too!

Many don't believe in the concept of soulmates. This is because they have not yet met their's. It's ok. Salty's ok now, i'm ok now. We're all ok now. And when the mundane life kicks us in our guts again, we'll jump in headfirst to change things for the better and dare to dream more. That is not a sign on ingratitude. It just simply means that we are optimistic. We'll do it again and again and again....because love is all we need.

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