Vigil 2

I drifted off to sleep last night, having shed a few more tears. I had just read a few messages from my brother who is in Penang with Sim.

I wonder why it is, that we only expressed our deepest feelings at the most dire moments. Earlier this arvo, I had a WhatsApp video call with Sim. I told her I loved her. She is my beautiful sister and I said to her, that I wished I could have given her a hug. My brother did that for me.

When I woke a little after 4am this morning, I found myself shedding a tear again. Just as I did after that video call. I really wished there wasn’t this damned pandemic that is preventing me from jumping on a plane to go see my sister again.