I have been back from Singapore for a few days now. The scribbles from that trip are still flowing on to my notebook. A friend said that trip could be considered a “spiritual” one for I have changed the way I feel about that tiny country. More on those in later posts.
I am days..no, scratch that. I am months behind on my Project 365 posting. Yes, good luck to me. I am close to 100 days behind. Clogging your inbox I shall with my backdated postings from yesterday, today and possibly tomorrow.
But before that, an intermission. This post.
I was sorting out my photos from the month of April, up to Day 103, when I noticed that I am missing photos for the next two weeks, even on a few days in the next couple of months since then.
My mind wandered back to that day. 12 April 2012, the flight back from Bali to Jakarta.
We had a really nice family holiday, the first one since my sisters had their children. Everyone else in the family stayed in Bali just for the weekend, while I spent extra few days of alone time. Little did the family know, I was keeping some emotional baggage on the matters of the heart the whole time I was with them. A story, or a puzzle rather, that was missing its pieces.
As I sat on that flight going back to Jakarta, my head was filled with questions. Questions that I finally found the answer in the next few days and coming weeks as the story unfolded itself unexpectedly.
So unexpectedly that things were falling apart with me, that Project 365 took another setback. But instead of skipping those days and write them off, I am going to post photos from other days, mostly from my trips, dated as close as possible to the actual day.
They say it’s not how hard you fall, but how fast you get up. And I did so after that tiny blip in my life, thanks to a few people who I know I met for a reason. And if there was anything I learned from this process of catching up Project 365 , is that I want to take better pictures to create better memories. Be them happy or not so happy memories.
While it might be tedious posting a lot of them right now, it has allowed me to play back those not-so-distant memories. Memories which I thought I wanted to forget. But instead, they become memories that I now treasure for they made me stronger today.