“How many more hours, Sir?” I asked the driver.
“Approximately one more hour to go.” he answered.
My friends and I planned the trip to Lake Toba in January 2012. And there I was that Friday afternoon, in a chartered car, driving us to Parapat. The journey took about 5 hours, with the driver being aggresive. At the time I asked the driver when we were going to arrive, the view in front me had already taken me to another excitement. Even though I sat in a car with an air-con, I could smell the green of the forest outside.
When we finally arrived at the port of Tuk-Tuk, the boat which would take us was already filled with several passangers. The serenity of nature surrounding me when I hopped on the boat really took over me. Lake Toba is a marvelous fresh water with beautiful Samosir Island surrounding it. In the western part of where we were heading, shade of heavy rain already covered our sight. It is something we didn’t see in our everyday life.
“This is something that I totally need right now,” I told myself.
With all the uncertainty, changes, and brand-new challenges entered my life with no further notice, the calmness that I absorbed from beautiful nature is the best therapy that I could get at that moment. The vast blue sky, the lush green forest, and the fresh village air; the combination couldn’t be more perfect.
This trip was a month ago and my friend, Bama, has posted the complete journey way before I did. I just wish that I could preserve the peacefulness I felt at that time in a bottle and use it every time I need to recharge myself with such thing. I hope one day our brightest scientists will come with that kind of invention. It will be really useful, I believe.