As I clicked the shutter and recorded the picture it struck upon me as if I was in a forest. Not specific to our equatorial kind but a quint reminder of the 'Black Forest' of Robin Hood, as it was sparing and bare. Then again people can be lost in the forest and yet surely you cannot make yourself disappear in such as one. More so since it is at Putrajaya our national capital.
But again we do appear to be at a loss over many things currently. Our national aircraft with the 'wau bulan' logo continues to show deficits year after year; an agreement had to be withdrawn and its colours too now take a redo. In Penang we suffer at losing the island to Francis Light three centuries ago and now distraught at realizing the Malay population has dwindled for reason that circumstances do not favour them anymore. As a people we are so divided, yet there is no realization or circumstance that want to bind us again. 'Murtad' a vocabulary that disfavour even pronouncement now gets echoed now and then. There is a loud cry and even with the additional discovery of infants in the most unlikely places. Our youth throws life away delighting that 'mat rampit' on Friday or Saturday nights can outwit the police force. Even the precious water gets knock down in Selangor and Kelantan becoming a ransom for the winner while rubbish disposal look for one solution only. Now if only the thousands that create it can only put their forte behind the issue and do what is necessary themselves. Where is 'gotong royong'? The 'yellow' turned on the 'blue' and now 'wanted posters' come over the media. Thank goodness they are not posted in the 'black forest' otherwise who knows the band of marauders could come force.
When will we walk away from the forest? No we are not trapped in it. Even our thick jungle with its cruel terrain and unsure weather gives salvation. The flowing streams, stars etc would give guidance and not least the security forces etc would come to your aid. Now what do we do?
Will we wake up in the morning to be greeted by such landscape and brightness or see birds hovering in the hundreds as they normally take off for the green pastures ?
In circumstances when you see dark clouds in the sky and feel distraught over things maybe it is refreshing to let it go.