Don't dream, when you can't make it real. They're only fictions anyway - Moddi, A Sense of Grey

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance, in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you're perfectly free - Rumi

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Oct 27, 2011

Divine Secrets

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day: Elizabeth Bowen
Autumn is here Karachi. Today, I woke up to one of the most beautiful mornings of the month. Clear, blue sky and a gorgeous sun. There was a very light, chilly wind that gave me goosebumps. It was a crisp breeze, tempting me to join in its graceful indifference to the world; slow down, let go and just breathe, it seemed to be saying. So I did. I sat outside with my morning tea before work, just watching the world zoom by as it missed out on this blessing of a morning. There was a dog out on the street and sadly, it was the only being that seemed to be sharing this moment with me; this moment as the season changed and the world seemed to radiate with a raw, untouched glow, almost akin to a new born baby's skin. Yet, refined in its beauty as if created after decades of practice.
Soon, the sweaters and the shawls will come out, the sexy jackets and the divine boots; people will start stocking up on moisturizers,skin lotions  and Vaseline; no more air conditioners or fans, we'll sleep huddled up in blankets and waking up in the morning to leave the warm comfort of your bed will be the hardest part. Not to forget the yummy rooftop bbq's.
And everyone will wonder, when did this even happen? When did the summer just disappear? It all happened so suddenly!
But I will know and I will remember the exact moment when the winds turned cold and the sun's rays seemed to lose their glare and harshness, when everything felt fresher and clearer, when the leaves started to turn yellow and fell down like glitter from the skies. It felt like I was part of one of the many carefully guarded secrets of the universe; I felt honoured and humbled. 
So the next time God gives you a chance to witness such a beautiful moment, stop. Look around, feel His blessing in the swaying breezes and the singing birds and the wonderful colours and just thank God that you are alive.

Photograph by: Nadir Siddiqui


  1. How nice.. makes me want to sit outside with a hot mug of coffee!

    I love the smell of autumn/winter. Smells like leaves (maybe bec they're shedding!) and cool wind :)

  2. How come i dont credit for my awesome photo? grr