Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dear Boston and the wonderful people,loves and memories that has crossed my path.
You have been dealing with quite a lot these past few days and my mind has calmed somewhat to which I can write this in your honor ,in the name of everything that is lovely and wonderful to me that you are , my soul home.
I was born in Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia. Truth of the matter is I always felt wrong ,not quite fit in right. I somehow dreamed and always knew that there were bigger, better things out that for me. Life after high school brought me to Boston University. I have known (more or less)about the city, the history, the heritage. That young , stubborn, insecure, strong willed , a little awkward , wallflower of a girl, barely grown. It was divine intervention that even made that dream possible. Did not take that girl long..to feel she was at home, she knew she loved you (probably even before she met you). She lived, loved, paid her growing up dues, made her share of mistakes in your arms. Boston is not huge like any major cities that could potentially eat you up,instead its able to love and embrace but not small enough that one might feel stifled.
You taught that about self love,friendships,differences acceptance, of others, being not only book smart, street smart, building that inner strength, compassionate ,you taught her about “hangin' tough” and yes parts of her were made of the ”right stuff”. She always had that in her ,but,you,dear Boston, made her feel safe to be who she is and expressing it. Every bit what home should be and feel like. You were that, with every step that she took, every breath that was given. She belonged. She was more than alright.
From that young girl to who I am at this point, the paths that crossed, lessons learned ,things lost and found, I am eternally grateful and indebted to you. Words don't do justice but I am sending you my love and prayers. My heart aches, my heart breaks. I however know you are love, you are strong...this will not bring you down . You will rise back , stronger and better than ever. I trust. I believe. Boston... you will always have my heart and soul. You are my home, where my soul and being is in peace. In the name of God and everything that is great,loving ,peaceful in this world AMEN, AMEEN .