Monday, April 14, 2008

"imagine colors"

(picture's source)

I've always thought about Helen Keller & all those who struggled just like she did.. When I saw the above photograph & its beautiful heading "imagine colors", I remembered Black.. Really, how do our blind brothers & sisters imagine colors? I wonder!

MASS asked us to "Get politicized be Aware", but you know something MASS? I can't! Seriously now, I can't! I get sick! And worse, depressed! And then I feel so incapable to a limit I can't describe here! I just get in this very low state that doesn't help me get any better..

A couple of days ago, mama's Iraqi doctor told her the saddest thing ever! At least one of all her relatives' families (uncle's family, aunt's family, & so forth) had a killed member! Things are going really bad over there & the killing is non-stop.. She had this 22 year old relative who was engaged to the man she loved & had plans with.. They dreamt together of owning houses up there in heaven, & investing their everything for that purpose.. She'd send him a message every dawn to make sure that her future husband is one who'd never forget his obligations towards his Creator.. The night before their wedding day, her future husband was murdered! Just like that! Instead of beating the drums to unite them, they carried him in hopes to be flying in a better place.. The girl lost her mind.. Literally..

Is this what you want me to learn of everyday MASS? I don't wanna be "politically" aware! I can't do nothing, so why watch houses falling apart? Maybe some guys can take it, go out there, fight with their hands, but me? I'll hold on to my pencil & scribble what I think might make a change!

Everyone has a purpose.. Just like the old man said in The Alchemist, there's a Personal Legend for everyone: "It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At one point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend."..

And to all guys out there, there's a huge difference between this groom being killed in his land, & that young man who was hit by that car right in front of our building's door step! HUGE DIFFERENCE!


On a lighter-funnier-yet-serious-note, I ~a b s o l u t e l y ~love Sami's writings here :D



Maqsood Qureshi said...

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach :-)

"Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight -- how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening. (At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.) By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate payoff: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of love and kindness."

You'd read it here:

Sairah said...

That's probably because you checked your blog before your e-mail?

Does it work okay for you when you increase the size? I don't want you to miss out on my ramblings, lol, not that they're all that great. =P

P.S. - Beautiful picture and perfectly excellent caption to go with it. =D I know what you mean about all the killings and everything that's going on, but I'm a firm believer in spreading awareness, myself. That's just personally speaking, however. As long as you know how things stand in the world, you should be fine. Just don't make the mistake of pretending everything's just peachy- there's a danger in naivety.

Anonymous said...

As Salaamu ALaikum Sis:

First time I visit your blog. It's absolutely beautiful. I have enjoyed brwosing through some of your entries and I am must say I will return to read up on osme more.

Jazak ALlahu Khair for posting this.




Salaam Sara :)!

how are you my girl?Hope everything is fine.
Your article is nice and I thank you for making me remember that we should never forget what our real purpose in life is.

Another special kiss for you ;)!

sara said...

I read the first part yesterday & inshaAllah will continue.. It's so dreamy..

No, I never got it in my inbox!
I'd love to take time & read aaaaaaall throughout inshaAllah :D
No no, I didn't say that ill act as if its all rosy, but im not goin to get involved with somethin horribly bigger than me & ruin my heart while not being able to change anything in it.. Get me?

Umm AbdulRahmaaaaaan,
Alaiky assalam :)
Thanks for the compliments :D
I'm so extremely flattered :$
Amen :)

I was thinking of you yesterday!!!!!
How odd is that?! :D :D
thanks for the kiss & I hope your time away has been a fruitful one?

MASS said...

I see what yr saying
but how are we supposed to cure our problems if we dont have the courage to adress them in the first place..

I think its selfish, well least i thought of my self as so when i didnt want to hear whats going on elsewhere,, that children see their parrents killed before their eyes and we just pretend its not there so we can enjoy our own little lives..

there was a year where i was overwhelmead about chenchnya and what Muslimeen were going through there, for many days i couldnt even sleep.. but least i did what i could at that time, i wrote papers about it and made a presenation about it in class,,, and the proff told me you already should know your grade (A)

Muslimeen are like one body if one part of it suffers the whole body suffers..

and whomever doesnt care about the conditions of muslimeen he isnt of them.

Maqsood Qureshi said...

Dewy–eyed stuff? LOL Yep. Bach peps you up like anything. I read it again yesterday -- Part one -- online, at work. Part two -- home, hard copy. Try this as well: The Bridge Across Forever. I'll write more about it on my Blog -- today. But here's a quick quote: "There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."

sara said...


Who said I can cure the big problems? No one did! So what use then will I make by knowing them?

I'm selfish? i tell ya, I can't do nothing to those kids, so why watch them tortured?

I CARE MASS! I swear i do!

I was just thinking of writing something about some quote similar to yours!

Maqsood Qureshi said...

Saroo: LOL Like what? Go ahead. Pen it down.