easter ponderings

Mural at the Church of the Holy Family

We ran in the East side of Singapore this Sunday as part of our SG Camino, around the Katong/Joo Chiat neighbourhood of the Church of the Holy Family.

This was my neighbourhood between the ages of 3 – 11. Loving Husband and I ran down my street and stopped a while in front of our semi-detached house: 34 Kuo Chuan Avenue. I remember the front garden to more sprawling (we spent many hours excavating), the porch larger (Dad kept a huge fishtank there) and the house bigger & grander. As it turns out, it’s a much scaled down little cottage.

As we continue to celebrate the Easter season, we ponder on what it means to overcome, particularly in this time of global distress: to trust that we will make it through this long pandemic, to make the best of the time out of the ordinary, to be kind & loving to those who are struggling.

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  1. The mural and the Church are lovely Ju-Lyn.
    So nice you were able to visit your former house, isn’t it funny that we imagine things from our childhood to be grander than they actually are? Could it be because we were smaller so everything looked bigger?
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.


    1. Thanks for taking this journey back in time with me, Sami! I am thinking you are probably right – through a child’s eyes everything would be taller and bigger, right? Plus memory is so tricky.


    1. I know, right? Actually, now that you mention it, I’m wondering if the wall the mural is part of the catechism/Sunday school block – painted for kiddies, you know? It would fit the aesthetic, right?


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