Did we think twice about going on a holiday?
No way, ho-sea!!
We packed our bags, got into the car and drove to the exotic Penang Island, The Pearl of the Orient, over the weekend. It is a 5-6 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, depending on traffic and the speed with which you are traveling.
In spite of the pandemic, we all agreed that we needed a bit of reprieve from months of isolating ourselves, and the stay at home order. We still had to move around with masks, but, I think a lot of us are slowly getting used to the idea that it might have to be considered as second skin for months and months to come.
To say that we were excited is an understatement. Having been busy with my writing for the longest time, I thought that the holiday was such a stress reliever. When I saw how nature had thrived and blossomed all around me, it was the icing on the cake.
Anyway, the seaside was simply glorious. I took a walk on the beach just before sunrise, and watched with awe – its ascension into our part of the world, so sublimely timeless an ascent.
The rising sun broke into clouds, still and slumberous, cast its rays from its heavens right to the sands on which I stood, gaping at its beauty.
I love the sunrise, sunset, the sea, the sands, and as I walked back to the hotel, I hoped that my footprints on the wet sands, where the tides just minutes earlier had rushed to embrace, will stay embedded a little longer, to make it an exquisite encounter with the sea for me.
These are memories that will always stay imprinted in my mind forever.