Skywatch Friday: The universe from my window

N.B. This is a late post – the photo was taken on the 2nd of April.
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What a day! Work was a whirlwind and the weather was a scorcher. By the time I got home, I was ready to collapse. So, I kicked off my shoes, dropped my bag, and flopped onto my bed like a rag doll.

Just as I was about to drift off into dreamland, something unexpected happened. My curtain rod decided to take a tumble. But instead of being annoyed, I was struck by a sense of wonder. With the curtain pulled aside, I was given a front-row seat to a slice of the universe that had been hidden from me.

And oh, what a sight it was! The lace curtain fluttered like a delicate veil, revealing a world bathed in the magical hues of the setting sun. The rooftops stood tall, basking in the last rays of daylight. The distant sounds of the city – honking cars and chattering school kids – filled the air.

I found myself mesmerized by the view. It made me wonder how many such beautiful evenings I had missed in my rush to get things done. Today, it felt like the universe was nudging me awake, reminding me to appreciate the beauty in the overlooked corners of life.

Lying there on my bed, I felt a wave of gratitude wash over me. I was thankful for the fallen curtain rod that led me to this view, for the quiet room that let me hear the world outside, and for the reminder that life can surprise us when we least expect it.

It reminded me of a quote by William Saroyan, “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” Today, I found happiness in the unexpected, in the mundane, and in the overlooked. And it was beautiful.

So, I’ve decided to leave the curtain rod as it is, a little askew, a gateway to wonder. Who knows what I’ll see tomorrow? Maybe a bird on my windowsill or a rainbow after the rain. Life, it seems, is full of surprises, and today, I found solace in the unexpected magic through my window.

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I’m still here.

Hello from the kingdom of wonder! I’m back to blogging after a long hiatus of three years. A lot has changed in my life since then, some good, some bad, some ugly. But I’m not here to wallow in the past, I’m here to celebrate the present and anticipate the future.

I’m still living and working in Phnom Penh, the dynamic capital of Cambodia. I adore this country and its people, and I want to share my stories and perspectives with you. I hope you’ll accompany me on this adventure of exploration and transformation, as I write about the things that interest me, and maybe you too.

I’ve decided to start anew, so I’ve archived all my old posts. They are still there, waiting for me to revisit them someday, when I need a reminder of who I was and who I’ve become. But for now, I want to focus on the new, the thrilling, the unknown.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog, and I hope you’ll leave me some comments too. I’d love to hear from you, whether you’re an old friend or a new one. Let’s connect and chat, and maybe we’ll discover something from each other.