Thursday, 10 June 2010

..malleable memory..

"THERE is this one prayer, as beseeched by all those aged and senescent, that when they are finally taken from this world, that it be quick, that it be painless. To pass silently while sleeping would be nothing short of a blessing, a just reward for a life well lived. It would be God’s greatest gift. A quiet and deathly stroke, a quick and fatal aneurysm, sudden and spontaneous combustion. 
But alas, we have little control over such verities of life, be it death or taxes, both legally and theologically. We will, most of us, in all likelihood, languish in a room, in a hospital, surrounded by family and friends, hopefully; alone, realistically. While there, our bodies crippled, our pain managed, our minds unencumbered. The morphine sets us free and we begin to wander. Where will we go? "

from an article in NST: Well lit: Malleable memories http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Welllit_Malleablememories/Article/#ixzz0qMoo5pch


..some things are always on your mind..even when you pushed it to the darkest corner of your mind..momentarily forgotten as you blissfully stepped out with every new morn..even though you end every prayer with "Lord..let my end be with iman.." ..until  little reminders come by you..of journey's end...

7 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

Salam Abe Mat,
momentarily forgotten as you blissfully stepped out with every new morn..even though you end every prayer with "Lord..let my end be with iman.."

I love this..

a reminder of the journey..
a little reminder daily..
For the intelligent amongst us are those who remember death..

That the time will come..
for us to go..
A pure muslim..
nothing less.. InsyaALLAH

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Salam Pakmat,

I went to this Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in KL in the early 70’s & I remembered this song very well. Here a few excerpt of its lyrics;

I'm not scared of dying
and I don't really care
if it's peace you find in dying,
well then, let the time be near

And when I die, and when I'm gone
there'll be, one child born
in this world
to carry on, to carry on

Give me my freedom
for as long as I be
All I ask of livin'
is to have no chains on me
All I ask of livin'
is to have no chains on me
And all I ask of dyin' is to
go natrually, only wanna
go naturally

And here’s the song;

And When I Die

Cheers,
Tommy

Justiffa said...

Mati itu pasti.

But for the 'iman yg rapuh' variety like me, its still pretty scary. and i fervently echo your prayer pakmat, may we all end in iman, amin.

jdbb :D

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Always pray for the best. In whatever situation. Always remember that. purrr....meow!

pakmat said...

..that,s nice, Wan..thanks..

..hah, tommy..and I was in KB..too engrossed with my pursuit to care about BloodS&T..:)..envy you..how old were u then..? 16? 17?..you were young once, too..hehheh..

..may we all, justi, may we all..here's looking at you and wishing you well..

..cat my dear..but u have nine..:)..but yes, we hoped for the best..thanks..

Al-Manar said...

Pakmat,
At our age this posting is far too real. Every hour, every minute or every second counts, and how we have wasted much of what we had before. Being older I have wasted more than you. And now I try to make amend.
Salaam from Pakcik

pakmat said...

salam pakcik Al-Manar..we all have our moments, pakcik..:)..and we made amends..