Rumi

August 26, 2008

Why does a date-palm lose its leaves in autumn?
Why does every beautiful face grow in old age?

Wrinkled like the back of a libyan lizard?
Why does a full head of hair get bald?
Why is the tall, straight figure
That divided the ranks like a spear
Now bent alomost double?
Why is it that the
Lion strength weakens to nothing?
The wrestler who could hold anyone down
Is led out with two people supporting him,
Their shoulders under his arms?
God answers,
“They put on borrowed robes
and pretended they were theirs.
I take the beautiful clothes back,
so that you will learn the robe
of appearance is only a loan.”
Your lamp was lit from another lamp.
All God wants is your gratitude for that.

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You can get a wife again but money cannot be regained.

August 26, 2008

Today, I heard about a girl whose story made me really sad. It is really a very strange story.

 

Two years back, she was happily married to a guy who is working in Germany. She applied for visa. After few weeks, the guy left for Germany and it was decided that she would join him later as the process of getting visa is very lengthy. For German visa, you must have to qualify test of the German language, which is a compulsory condition for the visa issuance. She was not sharp in studies but she had to prepare for the test. Fortunately, she passed the test in her third attempt. All the disappointment had gone. She was very happy. She belongs to a very poor family. It seemed that her good days were knocking at the door. She told that she passed these two years in deep distress. Anyhow, she again applied for the Visa. Her request was rejected again with the objection that spellings of her name are incorrect in a document. (I don’t know exactly which is that document but it is supposed to be birth certificate). The correction of the name takes a lot of time and efforts and there is no one at her home who can help her in this regard. Last week, her mother has demanded for divorce on her behalf saying that we cannot put more effort to send her outside and that they had already wasted their time. I heard that she is in a very bad condition. What I should say for that silly girl who wants to go abroad alone but could not go to the offices for the correction. Her husband cannot afford to come back as one can get a wife again but money cannot be regained.
 

I was recalling one of the short stories of Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi in which a farmer’s wife and buffalo (don’t remember the animal exactly) fell deadly ill. He was living on a hill from where he could arrange to carry one of them down to the Hakeem. He was double minded whether to take his to the Hakeem or the animal. After so much deliberation, he decided to take the animal with him thinking that a new wife would not cost much but he could never be able to buy a new animal again.


How to save a life

August 25, 2008

 

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

How to save a life
How to save a life


One is over and new is started!

August 25, 2008

I swear I tried alot to show that I cannot do any thing independently. I got succeeded too but no one can enjoy all the time. It was good to work behind the scene. You can save yourself from many things but its not the progressive approach. Those who want to exceed in the life, come in front and take the responsibility of doing some thing independently. And I practiced it this year.

Honestly speaking, I feel like I have just started my job. I didn’t know how much you could learn by facing all the problems independently. After managing an international Even, in fact two events, I am no much scared of any thing now. I can do Events independently and I can also take the responsibility of all guddies and mistakes that i could make.

The management has also realized it. That is why second big event is in my hands now. Hopefully I can make it a big success inshaAllah. And i will try not to repeat any mistake or blunder in this upcoming event.

So thumbs up for me


I have surrendered.

August 25, 2008

Yes I have surrendered. Everyone is getting upset because of me. And I am more than depressed. I will do whatever they want. No arguments from my side now. zipppppp

May Allah give me guidance and show me the right path.


Three D effects

August 13, 2008

Disappointment

Discouragement

Depression

 

There are still rumors that D has not received any termination letter yet. I think picture would be more clear when days pass. The whole department is in deep sorrow. Everyone misses him a lot. He was like a cause of spreading smiles here. His punches usually worked. He was indeed a cheerful person. No one was expecting such a harsh action from management but they did it.


Rest of my life…

August 11, 2008

Here we are
Staring straight into tomorrow’s eyes
What do you see?
Can you see the same as me?
We hold hands
We take walks and talk and laugh about things
I’ll tell you what
This could be the way that everyday was meant to be
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to stay one night and one day
So I’ll stay the rest of my life
Rest of my life…
Let’s just let it start
Let it start
I don’t want to go