It's the fifth day of Syawal today and I'm already back at work. Pretty quiet here in the office as the majority of the workforce is still enjoying their Eid break. Just checked my emails – nothing super urgent. Only a couple of routine announcements and general info on office matters. I find this is the best time to do some research work as there is minimal disturbance compared to the normal working days.
Pondering upon the last month - the Ramadhan hectic and busy schedules puts this stern knock in me about how fast time zooms by these days. August is almost coming to the end and September is ready to make its appearance. Ramadhan came and went in a glimpse. Soon Syawal will leave us too. Next is to look forward to who's leaving for Hajj and the celebration of Eidul Adha.
In keeping with the fast paced routines, there's hardly enough moments to moon on the past. It's all about moving forward, going faster and faster each day. At times I wonder how will the old body take this constant pace of leaping forward. How well would them cracking knees respond those knee jerk reaction – both on the professional and personal fronts.
Unlike the previous Eid, this year my heart is with extra woes. Can't help thinking will there still be Eids together with our loved ones in the years to come. The children will soon leave their nest – graduate from college, get a job and later be on their own. One can never know if the family's Eid celebration is going to be the same as now or will it differ. Their priorities and commitments will be different, or will they not?
The same thought goes about the older folks. Will they be around till our next Eid reunion? Or will it be us who will bid goodbye before them? Only God knows........
Ohhh...don't I just hate this cheerless feelings :(