The beach. I long to lounge on one, the way my parents, two brothers, Khalish, and I did last July. Kamal's absence was missed, but, seeing the son's composure offered me a sense of wholeness.
Thank you, Ayah. Thank you, Mak. The stay at Pantai Merang was a perfect birthday gift for Khalish and I. There, we embraced the presence of people with our affection, we connected to those who were away with our remembrance, and we found a part of our-true-selves through all of them.