Spending the holiday on National Heroes' Day yesterday was like spending the right moment to figure out things, realize things and sit awhile over things. Hmm..seems like i've lots of realizations lately huh!;0p
Just one idle moment and then i found myself lying in bed in my personal heroes' ( my parents') bedroom. I actually only thought of taking a nap on a hot monday afternoon..not in my room but that of my parents. As i opened the window, I felt the fresh air blowing from the outside while I looked at with enthusiasm the wonderful color of the blue skies above. As my mind wandered while unable to close my eyes, i noticed the capsules neatly placed on the side table near the bed. I know these are not just capsules that we can buy over- the -counter but these are prescribed by the doctors to a not-just-ordinary ailment. These are capsules with high dosage.
I stared at the medicines box for like awhile and i have neither any idea to what cure these capsules are but in my mind...i felt that there's so much difference of my parents lifestyle. And then I remember the times when my parents were still filled with vigor or enough strength to do hard work things for us when we were younger. Though the success that we enjoy being able to finish our studies is the fruit of my parents' labor, I still couldnt help but admire their struggles for us.
I wonder why it had to take me that moment to finally realize that my parents are already in their old age. And part of aging is to maintain some supplementary medicines inorder to stay in good shape...aside from the medicines for hypertension, diabetes,heart ailment,etc.
After that idle scene, a wake up call came to me that i havent been home for a long time after all...and that i was often out for work , study and even with friends than spending wisely my time with my parents who might have already found their new best friends to sustain from the stresses of life.
And that their new companions in the daily doses of life are no longer their children...but the capsules in my mind.