Monday, March 29, 2010

Yellow Neon Street Lights


It was evening when my daughter called us to fetch her from school.

She was back to school after her netball competition.

As I drove with my wife along the road, I was attracted to the yellow neon street lights.

I was surprised to see how those lights shone peacefully on the palm trees along both sides of the road.

I was excited to note how they blended into the environment.

A cool and calm feeling arose and made my heart sing along.

A stressful mind was slowly gone.

It was a nice and quiet drive with no heavy traffic.

There were also no street racers and speeders around.

The evening wind was slowly blowing my sweat away and made me smile.

Quiet and relaxing moment like this was difficult to find these days.

More and more vehicles are moving on the roads.

More and more people like to drive speedily and carelessly.

In some places, we have to wait until very late in the night to enjoy the luxury of driving around at our own pace.

Sometimes, I wonder what we are busily chasing after everyday.

Our daily life is so hectic and overwhelming that there is rarely time for us to just sit back, relax and breathe.

The yellow neon street lights continued to draw my attention.

I looked at my wife and smiled.

She looked back at me, smiling too.

I didn't know why.......

She looked especially beautiful to me tonight.

Was it because of the yellow neon street lights?

I smiled to myself, rather happily.

3 comments:

Abhinav Rastogi said...

what is the meaning if "serian"? I see it a lot around entrecard... couldnt figure it out with 10 seconds of googling so i figured this was easier. :P

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Serian is my home town in Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Abhinav Rastogi said...

oh i see.. :) thanks for the info.