Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Bottle of Whine Served at the Table of God, The Friend of Friends

The Best Whine
The best whine
Comes not from the
Cellars of the Wise
But from the dungeons
Of the brokenhearted.

God listens all the time
To the troubled and sorrowful,
Taking in that particular whine
Seeded in our expectations,
Harvested in our disappointments
And matured in casks of regret
That all mankind nurture
In the valley of
The human heart.

In the earlier posting entitled Cure for a Broken Heart and the Whining Sinner (Click Here), I ended it thus, "You must not be like me, sunshine. Don't be a whiner. Nobody likes a whiner."

After publishing the post, I felt that perhaps I was a little harsh. After all, at some point in our lives, we ALL whine. The topic of the complaint may be as trivial as the neighbour's dog barking at night (Woof! Woof! Woof!), someone leaving some dirty dishes in the sink (Arghhh!), or it could be as devastating as a divorce or the passing of a loved one. Who knows what sort of calamity that would trigger our despondency and gloom?

Nobody likes a whiner, but everyone needs a shoulder to cry on sometimes. And when you find that someone who is willing to offer his/her shoulder for you to unburden your regrets and disappointments... well, they are really gems of humanity. As Denise commented in the earlier posting, "...But those who allow us to whine a bit are such precious friends."

And I also believe that even when there is no one around, there is still God, our One Creator. He made us, and thus He very well knows, even better than our closest soul-mate, our strengths and weaknesses. Even if your partner-in-crime will not or is not around to listen to your troubles, God can and He does. For God is not deaf, especially to those who needs Him the most. People like us, you know... sinners with holes like Swiss cheese. 

Assuming that you do not want to unburden yourself to the Invisible God... you can still ask Him to send you a friend. I have no doubt that God will respond and despatch you a compadre, a comrade and hombre to commiserate and perhaps even help you. For don't you know?... God is not just God, He is also the Friend of Friends.

Have a friendly day, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way


Unknown said...

I always like a good wine shared among friends...Opps, I mean whine...hahaha!
Btw, Uncle here la...who else would be wining, i mean whining (hic!) over Coke and/or teh tarik with you at the mamaks...hehehe!

Milky Tea said...

Yes. I see you have a drinking problem. Hehehe. I think it's all that bad company you keep. hehehe...