Finding peace in the city

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#90daysofmindfulness Day 5

(Whoops, there’s been a a bit of a hashtag conflict so elephant journal’s #90daysofmindful challenge has been changed to another one for this month. I’ve decided to continue with the challenge I’m on now, but using a slightly different hashtag).

So here, on Day 5, I found myself traipsing through the smog of KL city (haze has been exceptionally thick-as-gravy), also on the same day that we heard news of grenades being chucked out of windows right in the city centre—gang-related fights, not terrorism. People should dance instead. Or read books (see below); there would be so much less of this nonsense if people just danced. And read.

Anyway, so there I am on one of KL’s busiest roads and I get the privilege today of walking right past this little patch of happy quiet: a giant old tree and a Kuan Yin temple. It’s jammed right between a bunch of really ugly buildings, so you can’t help but notice it as you walk past. In all its quiet little beauty, it stands out bigger and brighter than any fancy skyscraper.

Then, walked a tiny bit more, and found myself here:

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The gorgeous, never-ending bookshelves of Kinokuniya. Filled my arms with volumes and volumes of books, to join all the other tomes and tomes I already have in my own bookshelf back home. #YouCanNeverHaveTooManyBooks

 

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