By Suchen Christine Lim
Malaya. A land of unprecedented richness. for hundreds of years, the peninsula has attracted fortune hunters, money-grabbing pirates and migrants looking a greater existence. between these whose lives are rooted within the Malayan soil are 3 households - the Wongs, sons of the chinese language earth; the Wees, matters of the English gods; the Mahmuds, scions of the Malayan soil - each one with diversified goals for the little bit of earth they continue to exist. Their destinies meet and this conflict of hopes unavoidably results in tragedy.
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So I walked, the snowﬂake pendant dangling from my ﬁngers, the tearful shivering infant in my outstretched arms. I walked to one tree. And then the next. What I was horriﬁed to consider I could not ﬁnd the will to do. I walked through the stand of trees knee-deep into the fresh powdery snow. Slowly, I pulled him into my protective body, and I walked through the rolling snowy hills. I walked until I could not walk another step. Until weariness overtook me. Until my legs became so heavy that I stumbled and fell.
She had worn it my entire life. A gift, I believe, from my father. Carefully I untied the necklace and wrapped it in my hand. Then I wrapped my arms around 15 Kris—The Legend Begins her. “What about me, Mama? What words for me? How am I special, Mama? ” The blankets covering her body began to stir, and a cry broke the tranquility of the silent night. I recoiled. ” I had forgotten. I had forgotten the precious life my mother held to her breast. I had forgotten I even had a days-old infant brother.
The truth of this I have seen again and again throughout my life, from great musicians to gifted cooks and bakers. Art, I have come to believe, means the excellence of a thing. It is also, I imagine, how we were made in God’s image. The creator gave us the great ability to create with the talents bestowed upon us and with craftsmanship earned from learning and hard work. It is in our small creations that we resonate the power of God. V Jonas nicked his ﬁnger with a knife and let out a whimper. I glanced over to see what had happened.
A Bit of Earth by Suchen Christine Lim