Thursday, October 1

Peace of Mind

I would like to share with you something that I recently enjoy doing..

This particular thing can only be applied to when I'm at my research station, Pulau Sebatik, Tawau.

What is it? Why is it only applicable when I'm on the island?? What's so special about it??

Ok, now comes the confession..

I love to take my shower during twilight period, dusk and dawn. Hahahahah!


Well, it's mainly because it's considered the coolest times of the day, and during these times, you can actually see your skin glimmers with the undefined colours of the sun and moon. During dawn, the grim moonlight fades, while the joy sun evades. If you give yourself a minute and digest the moment, you could see that your skin at the palest shade, and trying to mimic the surrounding blast of colours. During dusk, to me, is the prettiest of these two. As the sun falls, they sky turns bright amber and your skin will have this gold purplish glow. And after the sun rays fade, which is the real twilight moment, everything becomes dull, grey monotone. Its like you're looking at the surrounding thru a camera on black&white or sepia mode, depending on the angle of the sun. Its breath-taking, truely is.

To be honest, our shower room (bilik air, and not the toilet) does not have any roofing, whatsoever. Therefore, to us who live there, we enjoy enjoying our bath with the panoramic scene above our shampoo-clad heads. Picture this, rainbow birds chirping harmonious melodies, acrobatic squirrels jumping on coconut trees, sometimes eagles, hawks, and bats too could be seen. Leaves and fronds waiving at you, gentle breeze from the South China Sea humms your ears, and best of all, this is your personal moment for yourself only. Self indulgence is a must in everyday chores, I say. It keep your senses checked and mentally clean.

Sometimes when the weather is right, fireflies will be courting freely on tree brances nearby. It is such a happy sight, as it reminds me of good memories back at home. Not to say that we have fireflies in our backyard, just that when you see a tree full of glittering butts, you'll be reminded of a christmas tree. So yeah, it does remind me of home, in a way. Such sanctuary it is to be distracted in this moments, you could actually forget what time it is. Yeah, one particular day, I did spend half an hour just to be amazed by my surrounding. Its just spectacular!

So for those out there who would like to witness all this, i would suggest you find yourself to the nearest beach at your place, and just listen to the waves rushing at the sea side.. You'll find peace.

Trust me.

1 comment:

mohd harris said...