Sunday, July 24, 2005

Chocoholic alert!

Originally uploaded by mincaye.
On Thursday, Li-Shia was somewhat subdued, not quite her usual bubbly self. When I chanced upon her lonely figure, sitting in Kian Ti's place, she was sucking on a lollipop. In silence.

Then later, she was squatting in front of the table, arms sprawled upon it. Still subdued. (see lower pic). Wanted chocolate. Comfort food, said she.

And her eyes seemed to stare into the middle-distance, neither preoccupied with the here and now, nor the yet to come. In a limbo, apparently.

Never one to turn down the chance to do something crazy, I popped by 7-Eleven after school on Friday, and picked up two bars of Cadbury chocolate (I found out earlier that she favoured Almond and Hazelnut).

'Twas well worth it, and her laughter in surprise really made my day. It's really beyond words, when a person receives something he or she wants deep down inside, but never quite expects out the outside.

And the joy? It was mine as well, just seeing her laugh. I think that's what Jesus means when he speaks of giving gifts. We give to bring a smile to our face, as much as to the recipient's.

Truly, the wide-eyed wonder is something almost heavenly, if only for a few seconds. So, Li-Shia: hope you liked the chocolates!


li-shia said...

just speechless...


silentsoliloquy said...

Little bits of happiness! ;)