Aspire. Believe. Commit

Looking at this image of a paper boat, I couldn’t help but smile. It spoke volumes to me, which its description certainly couldn’t have. Words somehow limit my imagination. I can barely explore that which is beyond what’s being said.

Although I like to write, I feel moved when looking at a painting or a sculpture more than after reading a piece of writing. It’s amazing the way our mind has been created and the power it holds, and how different people respond differently to various modes of interaction, subhanAllah. There are endless possibilities to where our imagination can take us, and how intricately complex thoughts can be simplified into beautiful cohesive visuals or words by this little part of our body called the brain.

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Celebrating Me

I was watching them from a distance. They both had warm smiles on their young faces. Soon they were served with mugs of freshly brewed coffee, its aromatic steam making swirly outlines in the air.

Under the bright moon, the couple looked content and pleased with themselves. Supposedly it was their precious time with each other but it was poignant to see them immersed in their own individual cyber worlds that existed within their cell phones. They were smiling, sometimes smirking, at the screens of their gadgets instead of savouring the valuable moments of togetherness on this beautiful night.

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A Vision

“Should every woman have a vision in life?” One of the ladies tried to initiate a discussion at a get-together. It was a good lead; she started asking each one present about their aspirations in life.

It was astonishing to witness that some well-educated and well-informed ladies were surprised by the question. Some stared in mid-air, trying to come up with an answer and few asked what it actually implied. It was not because these intelligent ladies did not know the meaning of such a simple phrase but rather they did not comprehend what it meant in the context of their own lives.

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