I was on the wheel (I obviously can't resist the camera hehe). The journey by car was about an hour or so. The clarity of my dark vision is honestly not good but I have to drive because everybody was still sleepy.. I was sleepy too but I thought I could handle it. We turned on the radio and I was hoping to listen to something that I can sing along to make me wide awake. But with Awe as my co-driver, she tuned in to songs that you can't literally sing because it was like yo-yo-yo songs or like yea-yea-yea songs sung by black rappers.. Typically Awe hehe
This is the picture before the climb. Everybody was obviously excited. We had our hood on because it was drizzling. It was quite scary then because just beside us was a house that have a bunch of flowers around a table and there were candles and there was a large picture of a deceased old chinese woman. UuuuUUuuU spooky.....
The climb was rather easy because there were stairs up and having Awe, Shifaa, Anea and Mida around, the climb seem to be much much easier because we were loud with our funny stories and "kenen2". I don't know whether it's the morning weather or what, but I was quite out of breath then hehe My chest was heaving to gasp more air. Or did I laugh too much then?? hehe
We reached the top around 6.30 a.m. Surprisingly the top was full with chinese. From little kids to the elderly. I was quite in awe to see the elder ones manage to climb to the peak. Most of the Malays, when they reach 40, they would usually be in the "dah tak larat" state. Don spread out his sleeping bag for us to perform the morning prayer. Cagan also spread his windbreaker beside it. I did my wudhu by using mineral water but Awe and Shifaa chose to use the morning dew. hehe and then I heard " O my God Shifaa!! Berpasir muke Awe!!" hahaha!! The floor was stony but we just performed our prayer anyway.
So then we enjoyed the early rays of the sun.. When the sky starts to shimmer some trace of light, there were actually so many picturesque scenery aroud us which was previously covered by darkness. It was camera time!!!!
7.15 a.m. that day was the most majestic moment in my life. It was my first time ever to witness the sunrise from the top of a hill. It was my first time ever to really appreciate the beauty of the static entity that shines the earth every day and radiates its energy to all the being here in this prosperous planet. It was the first time ever that I saw how this great creation of Allah emerge to obediently starts its duty. The sun is one bounty bestowed by Allah often least appreciated for its horrendous heat.
The sunrise starts with a brisk colour of crimson in the sky. There were fine lines of light orange too as if they were sketched there... Then came the crescent shape sun that slowly appear until it became a semi-circle and then into a full circle. The process was completed in about two minutes and we were all left in awe. Wallahi that was one of the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life. The process was so clear..
To think about it.. This is the process that simply define time.. It is this particular daily process that forms the past and rises the presence. Tommorrow's sunrise will be the future. Time is going so fast and I think we are in a hurry to leave the best legacy of our existence.. We are in a hurry to be one of the best servant before we leave this beautiful world.
what we have become as a person from the experience gained...
After a lifelong charity giving, have we become adequately empathetic that we despise hurting others' feelings?
After years of devotion to Allah, have we also taken care of our relationship with other beings?
After years of witnessing the beauty and the brilliance of Allah's creation, have we sought the way to get nearer to Him?
Sometimes we mistakenly overlooked what we have.. We are so close to the things that can make us a much much better person, but never put them into appreciation, never take the lessons.. Never use it to pattern the grace manner within us.
Nobody is perfect but there is always room to try to be a good servant every day... until you meet with the end of course..
"Demi masa. Sungguh, manusia berada dalam kerugian. kecuali orang-orang yang beriman dan mengerjakan kebajikan serta saling menasihati untuk kebenaran dan saling menasihati uuntuk kesabaran." (al-asr)
I went straight to UIA after that because Fiey, Awe and I have a volley tournament to handle
bye bye sunrise.. Mish UUUUUU