As we are still in the month of Syawal, I would like to wish all Muslim readers....Selamat Aidil Fitri Maaf Zahir dan Batin...I seek for forgiveness to all badly used words in this blog which might hurt you in any way.
We spent the first 2 days in KL. My brother went back to Pahang to pick up my father who had earlier followed my youngest sister to spend the holiday in her father's in law house there. So our plan to go down to Johor was cancelled. Late afternoon on second day of Hari Raya, we went home. Started on the third Hari Raya I cooked like mad everyday. Friends and relatives came down...and if not cooking for them I still cooked for the children. My daughter asked me to cook all her favourite food since she misses all those dishes.
Today, while driving back from work something happened which touched my heart deeply. I had just intersect a huge and long lorry carrying sand. I pressed the accelerator pedal to pick up speed as the road was going up a hill where accidents take place quite frequent. Going down the hill, suddenly I saw something in the middle of the road. I was brown in colour. I was suspecting it was just a brown plastic bag or even a brown piece of paper. Getting closer, I finally could make it clear...a baby monkey. It was sitting there in the middle of the road, confounded, bewildered looking at the traffic on the right and my car was on the left side. On the left side of the road, there was an old man on a motorbike, stopped...I suspected that he too was concern of the well being of the small creature..trying to make sound so that the animal could go back into the jungle next to the road.
I slammed down my brake panel hard...to slow down and when came near the monkey I drove and verge a little to my left to avoid the monkey. When I had passed the monkey I kept looking the rear mirror to see if other vehicle behind me do the same. I screamed when I saw the big lorry ( the one I cut) was 100 meters behind and I was sure the driver could not avoid but to run down over the monkey. My mind prayed...God please..please. 30 meters before the lorry came to the monkey, finally it came to his senses and quickly ran to cross the road and went into the jungle.
It was a big relief...If the old man was not there, as if to signal the traffic that a creature was on the road..I might run over the monkey..and if God does not shower pity and compassion to all His creatures, the monkey would surely die.
Thank you Allah...today I witnessed love...