Deliveries do take me places, sometimes to the far far away land. They even grant me many wishes of meeting long lost friends. I was fortunate to have met a dear one, 2 days before Raya. A friend whom I have not laid eyes on for more than 12 years. She was the songbird who often entertained us way back in our University years not only with English and Malay songs but in any other languages upon requests. She lives with her beautiful family now in this beautiful house on this beautiful road with this beautiful pool at the back. I was feeling beautiful arriving at her house bearing beautiful gifts of cakes and cookies. Everything was beautiful that day, from the weather to the meals we had for iftar at her house. It wasn't an iftar "do" which was preplanned but since we came late around 6.30, my friend invited us to stay for iftar and I am so glad we did. I bought some food at the pasar ramadhan and of course some cakes and she took out her iftar preparations of the day and we gathered at the table and shared whatever little food that we had. It was nice to sit and share our meals together and speak of old times and new ones. Our kids hit it off too, playing and running all over the place. Despite the noise they made, we did manage to exchange stories, the happy and the sad.
I hope in a miraculous way, for the cakes and cookies(gifts from her good friend Dee)to be able to cheer her up, even for the littlest of time on Hari Raya. She is hurdling through a stormy weather at this point of time in her life. But after meeting her that day, I am confident that she will cruise through this choppy sea and set sail to friendlier shores.
Not all deliveries end with "...happily ever after" folks. As for this this one, it aptly ends with "...forever and ever" of all of us becoming friends that is.
Take care Enida!
This song is especially for both Kitreena and Edrick from Kak Iman and Abang A'dnin.