Sheih on Sheih: Email to God
Posted on July 14, 2007
Artwork by Mob 1900
I’ve come to know a young man fondly called by the name Nat, few months ago. We were introduced by his girlfriend the lovely Tikus. Nat is a lovely bloke with great sense of humour, mild manner and very clean looking. Beyond that we share few drinks and mee rebus.
This morning my wife informed me that a blogger who works with Keadilan was arrested by the police. Nat was never the suspect to me. Nat? Oh god. What have this Malaysia coming to? Putting a nice young man in the custody of Gangster Friendly Chief Police? Is that the milestone achievement of 50 years Merdeka?
If Nat is an innocent chap, please show him the light. Please keep him strong, please accept our prayer and absorb the pain he has to go through.
If Nat is the innocent chap, please curse those who betrayed the trust we gave them.
Please accept our prayer.
THE INTERVIEW WITH GOD
I dreamed I had an interview with God.
So you would like to interview me? God asked.
If you have the time, I said.
God smiled. My time is eternity.
What questions do you have in mind for me?
What surprises you most about humankind?
“That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again”.
“That they lose their health to make money…
and then lose their money to restore their health.”
“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”
“That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived”.
God touches my hand
and we were silent for a while.
And then I asked…
If you a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn
“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved”.
“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others”.
“To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness”.
“To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them”.
”To learn that a rich person
is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least”.
“To learn that there are people
who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned
how to express or show their feelings”.
”To learn that two people can
look at the same thing
and see it differently”.
To learn that it is not enough that they
forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves”.
“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else
you would like your children to know?”
God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always”.