Mysterious Monday and the hikers

Mysterious Monday and the hikers – getting lost in a forest

Hiking in Tangjung Tuan – courtesy of Toh HL
Mythology abounds in Tanjung Tuan. 
Just two weeks ago, the gatekeeper told us 
of a young man returning from a hike 
with his trousers in tatters
and both, his legs were covered 
with cuts and bruises. 

It seems he was in a trance 
by a spirit through the virgin jungle, 
while in his mind, the young man said 
he followed a path through the jungle. 

According to the gatekeeper, 
it was a delusion or hallucination 
caused by the jungle spirit. 
The "spell" was broken 
when he heard the sounds of other hikers. 

So be beware, hikers. 
Don't be lured away. 
It's best to hike in a group.

by Toh HL, co-author and photographer, 21 May 2021

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

One thought on “Mysterious Monday and the hikers

  1. 💜 Personally for Me; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that The Pain of Solitude is Much Preferable to The Pain of The “Group”

    …💛💚💙…

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