Why does sad, bad news arrive on a day when there’s not a cloud in the sky and the sun’s in my eye?

Why did they hold it back when the results were available last week and we could have been told, when the weather was more weepy and would have matched our mood?

Why leave us on tenderhooks for days and nights, hours and minutes, so that we ate without tasting, slept without truly resting, only to wake and know it’s not a dream but a nightmare that’s not going to go away?

How could you have good days and a good week end knowing what you know and yet felt no urgency to spill the beans till the day, hour and minute of the appointment?

Still, I suppose if you had spoken sooner, before the officially appointed time and it happened to be the day that Singapore’s skies wept, we would have felt affronted and said: “Why tell us so soon? Why not let us enjoy the week end? Why choose such a lousy day when the weather is so grim?”

Guess a doctor never wins.

8 thoughts on “Why?

  1. One can only hope the sad news is met with personal strength and endearing support. Be well, Lucy.

  2. Live and let live. Whenever I am down, I hum the tune “Que Sera Sera, whatever will be will be, the future’s not for us to see.. Que Sera Sera” .. Take care..

  3. Pei, I’m as well as anyone who hasn’t undergone a thoro Pet Scan. Thanks for your wishes.

  4. Yes, it’s serious, Petunia. It’s 3rd party, family. Being helpless n wanting to help can be quite sobering.

  5. Keng, one can always be philosphical, when it doesn’t affect one. But tell tt to those affected directly or indirectly by 9/11 and it wld be a different story. But tks anyway fr stopping by.

  6. It’s OK, Blur. That’s what family is for, to share in the pain, even if it’s only vicarious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s