Tuesday, 19 May 2015

..a golden gathering..

..it was a gathering of retirees...civilian staff of the Police Contigent Headquarters Kelantan and Trengganu, of which once I was a part of...pensioners gathered and formed a Whatsapp group..old wood and over ripened fruits...false teeth and gray hair..and I was a bit apprehensive as I drove towards Hotel Perdana where it was held...by the poolside...for some I have not met for over two decades..they were from those time when I was young, brash and a little bit of a sarong-chaser...without doubt they have memories of me..as I have memories of them..small scenes that we played out in this drama of life...

..age made us brave..as I was to find out...we joked and laughed as we tried to bridge the gap the years has separated us.. all are grandmothers and grandfathers..one took a dig at me..the laughing eyes and quick laughter is still there..

'you were arrogant then'
and I said yes, I was
'che mat gelenya dulu'
and I said yes, I was..
and, perhaps, still am, a bit..

..but there were no ill-feelings, as there were no old flames..just old friendships rekindled...Allah, in His Greatness, has been kind to us..He gave us longevity, rezeki, and success in various measures...and more importantly, He has given us this time and space that we meet...once more before the final call...syukran, O Allah...








8 comments:

Unknown said...

well done Pakmat..looking forward to reading more of your adventures

Pak Man said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Mat,
Apo kabar?

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..thank you, unknown. .hope to see more of you. .

..wkmslm pak man..sihat cara tua..
harap deme pun sihat juga. .:)..
..ni nak mula blogging pulak..:)
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YuinTing said...

What a memorable and happy reunion!

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..it is, yuin ting..a gathering of old wood..hehe..