Friday, December 26, 2008

Mehendi

Red, Orange, Brown
Fire, Flower, Fair
But all in peace,
and all dancing.

The color of Mehendi attract me
They tell me stories
through the palm-lines they lie upon
these lines point to the identity
every human has a unique identity
and so has a different heart
so they tell me about their heart
about her heart
because that is the real identity of everyone: their hearts

The heart tells many stories itself
sometimes, it is worn out and gets rusted
but when it is shiny - it speaks the truth
when do you know it is shiny?
when the beholder is free

freedom is never from the outside
outside is just the mask for others to be shown
it is the Inside that is the real You
it is the Inside that is the real Me

When I see her free
Her heart tells me stories
through the lines
which are hidden under the Mehendi
and the Mehendi is dark in color
and pure in smell

and it speaks of Love
it speaks of sweet madness
but not all that see can comprehend
it needs heart to hear the Mehendi
speak of another heart

Monday, December 22, 2008

Muntazar al-Zaidi: Depicting Rumi's words

Arise, O son! burst thy bonds and be free!
How long wilt thou be captive to silver and gold?
Though thou pour the ocean into thy pitcher,
It can hold no more than one day's store.
The pitcher of the desire of the covetous never fills,
The oyster-shell fills not with pearls till it is content;
Only he whose garment is rent by the violence of love
Is wholly pure from covetousness and sin.
Hail to thee, then, O LOVE, sweet madness!


Wonderful couplet by Rumi - and wonderful practical depiction of the couplet by Muntazar al-Zaidi.

http://freealzaidi.com/muntader-al-zaidi-bio/
Photo courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31394176@N04/3109684230/

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday night, Rain, Driving, Ecstasy

It is a wonderful weather outside. It rained heavily in the evening, I was sleeping then as I did the night shift, and reached home late afternoon due to some stationary articles that I had to search and shop, which after searching8 shops, I found.

It's just very good outside - clean roads, shining with the road lights, mild-cold weather, not much cars on the roads (as it was about 11 in the night). The ecstasic part being a thought that reincarnated in my mind; the Thursday night reminded me of the blessings of Allah Almighty that shower during this night till friday prayers. I remember I read somewhere that on from Thursday night till the time of Friday prayers, one should recite Salawat on Holy Prophet (P .B. U. H.) and his Progeny as much as possible.

May Allah accept our plea, and forgive us all, and shower His Blessings on all of us.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pakistani Patriotism

I can see three people having patriotic personal messages after the current tense situation between India and Pakistan, on my MSN Contacts List, the messages are:

- I confess I am Patriotic
- Proud to be PAKISTANI
- I want to throw some shoes too (this is about Bush being thrown shoes upon, i cann this international patriotism)

Cool!

Pakistan Zindabad!

Pessimism

Interesting read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pessimism

Jaffer Jees - a nice shop

I like shopping from Jaffer Jees. It is a very costly to shop from here though - but whenever I shop anything from this shop I like it, and have no price regrets :)

You can shop Jaffer Jees products online from:
http://www.jafferjees.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fist

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

- Bette Davis

Monday, December 8, 2008

Break fails...

And my car is into the rear bumper of a new Corolla. I tried to push the break, it was going inside as if there exists nothing at the other end of the break - no oil, or as if it is all free... it was horrifying. I did not pull the hand breaks even, and the car was just not stopping at all!! I could see the Corolla 2.0D standing still at the Jauhar round about signal, waiting to go green, and I felt extremely helpless at not able to stop my car, it was just rocketing without any stops...

Then it crashed into the Corolla... causing its rear bumper to break, trunk affected, lights bent.

I rushed to the gentleman driving the car, a really nice man. I told him instantly that my breaks failed completely, he came to see what happened to his car, I tried to see what happened and identified the dents, and asked him to tell me the expense so that I caould pay him for that.
to my surprise, the gentleman did not even ask for anything, did not even utter a word, and went back to his car. I really felt bad, and gave him my card...

The reason was that my break tube was all old, so much so that it bursted out when I applied the brakes, and then there was no use applying brakes...

I got a new tube installed just then, and drove to office. But still I am a little scared off to drive back home. Car overhauling on saturday.

Thank God nothing happened to anyone's life.