Saturday, August 1, 2009

Janda Baik sunset

Last week, we went to install a few paintings at Kevin and Dwina's house. Their main "feature" wall was red in colour, something that was of concern to the couple when they were looking for a painting.

But when we hung "The Janda Baik Sunset" against it, the red wall framed it quite nicely.
This particular piece was my wife's favourite because we both have a certain fondness for Janda Baik. It's one of those places that we used to frequent on the weekends for a quick getaway. My in-laws have a nice little apartment at Bukit Tinggi, and we have friends who live there, too, operating a little chalet business.

It's amazing that in just about an hour from the congestion of KL, we can already be amidst nature. Being partly in the highlands, Janda Baik is very cooling in the daytime, and extremely cold at night!

Like everywhere else, development is encroaching upon this tiny village, but there are still some very nice places there, with the rivers and streams, the thick jungle, the hills and valleys and wildlife there.

My wife wrote a poem about the place once, and I'd like to post it here...but will have to search for it first. She wrote about being at peace, the solitude there, the colours of nature -- a magenta-coloured dragonly -- and about doing absolutely nothing!
UPDATE: The poem by my wife:

The dream of pink dragonflies

We sat there by the pond
counting dragonflies
that flitted here to there
on paper-thin wings
of red, magenta-pink,
blue and gold.
I had never seen pink
ones before, I said,
Only dreamt them up
in my dreams.
But sitting there
by the water's edge
with tadpoles
swimming at my feet
and you lounging at my side,
it came to me,
-- a quiet smile --
my dreams had just
come true.

1 comment:

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