Archive | March, 2012

Fate

12 Mar

Sometimes, our mental capacity is not enough to realise the profundity behind God’s decisions. The present looks so bleak, that the future becomes incomprehensible to this human brain. And time, be it the past or the future, has always been a mystery to me and to you. Why do we feel the need to take decisions anyway? Why, all of a sudden, are we compelled to choose a path that is not ours? Why even, out of thin air, do we let ourselves build such paths? Untimely decisions, my friend, are what we regret the most as the consequences continue to grow on us. But untimely feelings… what about those? I say that this charlatan named Fate is playing a game with us. I say that we’re taking this game too seriously.

I made a decision last night. I know you did too. But by the time it was morning, I did not remember what I had decided before falling asleep, neither did it matter. It doesn’t matter. We can enjoy life as long as Fate doesn’t change its course. But you and I… we know that it’s going to change its course, for we can foresee where it is going. Fate isn’t that cunning after all, but it has played its part and will succeed in doing what we fear the most.

But then again, our mental capacity is not enough to realise the profundity behind God’s decisions. We can foresee the fate, but the fate and the future are two different things. We cannot foresee the future. How can we foresee the future when even the past is blurry? I believe in God, and you do too. We might not be close to Him, but He is close to us. So if things do not get better in a couple of years, they will in the next couple of years.

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Questions From Aasiyah

5 Mar

Aasiyah is a fellow blogger and a sweet person, who enjoys a well-deserved place in my Google Reader. She recently tagged me in a post, which apparently looks like a sort of a game. Though I can’t follow all the rules (for I don’t know enough bloggers to tag them), I’ll make the best of what I can do. So, here goes…

11 Random Facts About Myself

  1. I’m always insecure about how I look. When there are mirrors around me, this insecurity increases because of the tendency to check myself in the mirror again and again.
  2. I’m a slow reader.
  3. I once nearly killed a pedestrian in an accident.
  4. I cannot wait to be a father, though I’m still too young to fantasise about this.
  5. I cannot clearly read or write my native language, and my vocabulary of it is largely influenced by Urdu.
  6. I never save money, mostly because of my love for fast food.
  7. I love to walk around the city.
  8. I love rainy nights, and the reflection of the city lights on the wet asphalt.
  9. I can speak five languages.
  10. I love tall structures.
  11. I usually don’t get angry, but when I do, I’m the most dangerous person on Earth.

11 Questions From Aasiyah

  1. What is your favourite book? A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
  2. How can self-respect be brought back to someone who has lost it? I don’t really know. I’m not experienced enough to answer that.
  3. Why do women wear high heels? Every woman has her own reasons, I guess. I’m not a woman, so I wouldn’t know. Haha!
  4. What is the best thing about living? Exploring.
  5. What do you think is the best movie of all time? Scent of a Woman.
  6. What is your definition of beauty? I don’t believe it can be defined in words.
  7. What’s your fashion statement/style? I’m simple.
  8. What is the main cause of discrimination? Ignorance.
  9. When was the last time you were really really happy? Last year, when I stepped out of the train on one of Lahore Railway Station’s platforms
  10. Do you like romantic films and/or TV shows? Not always. Sometimes they get cloying and hard to digest.
  11. What’s your biggest dream in life? To stay alive.
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