Big Pond

Shamsul Baharin

Everything can stir ones' feelings. The falling leaves, the 
morning breeze over the hills, the heat between the lanes,
even the dusty roads. They all but give waves of inspiration
that cannot be contained. Added with the occurrences....a
box of colour pencils that Mak Co bought, Wan Cik that waited 
each day to see the drawing's marks, Cikgu Solihin's pats,
Jaafar Taib's challenges and my beloved wife Rozila Ramli
that never ceases to give meaningful encouragement. Everything 
seeps inside....with he words "i must keep painting". That is my 
hope that keeps me unsettled each time. It is my self-declaration
on the obligation that should be fulfilled.