January 2,2017. Salacafe Trail To Lake Holon.A Story Within A Story.
Our bodies had grown accustomed to walking uphill. The heavy backpack i carried started to feel bearable. It has been 30 minutes since we jumped off the Salacafe Receiving Area. I began to see rows of bamboo houses up ahead. I thought of getting ready to smile at the locals just in case we’ll meet somebody along the way.
It was then i caught sight of a black piglet tied by the road. She was this cute little thing digging her little snout in the grass.
I beamed a smile and stopped just beside her. She was busy nibbling the grass then she looked at me with her black marble eyes. I returned her gaze. Slowly, i stooped down to approach her, she step back abit. By then, i knew i shouldn’t approach her with brute force or charge at her like a sought after cute little thing. I extended my hand. She looked at it. I wiggled it abit. She stared at me. When she didn’t respond i took a step closer.
Still with my hands extended to reach for her, i slowly let her get accustomed to it infront of her. She tilted her head away from it. I waited.Patiently. I even held my breath abit. Then i slowly touched the top of her head. She didn’t move. Our eyes met.
PS. Whenever you see her, Please say Hi for me. 😂