The month of July and the beginning of August felt like a whirlwind: media censorship, library wars, moral and religious debates, campaigns, middle eastern conflict, plagues, sicknesses and the passing on of love ones. It is easy to get caught up with whirlwind and get swept off your feet, spinning around endlessly.
One of the overwhelming days, I was walking in Toa Payoh Central around the atrium. I suddenly just wanted feel the ground beneath my feet and take a mental snapshot in my mind of the place. I thought of the past of where it used to be a big road that I frequently walked to cross from the 7-eleven to the bus interchange. The memory of the bustling and yet still peaceful atmosphere was comforting.
And then another day when life seemed full of frustrations, I was crossing the road from Junction 8 shopping center to the Bishan bus interchange, carrying Noe and holding Nat in hand. I hear the busker singing the oldies, I smell the roasted chestnuts and I just felt the urge to clutch my babies a little tighter. Things in Singapore and the world are changing ever so frequently for better or for worse, I needed that memory of sound, smell and sight to keep my sanity, even in that 1 minute of consciousness.
Have you taken the time to observe, listen, smell, feel and savour life? A time to step back from the madness, a time for life to take a break for a moment. And in that precious moment I take a love break with my beloved Jesus, my only constant, my only peace, and hope in the midst of the whirlwind.