The Wise

How wise would that bench be,
Resting under that blissful tree,
So many stories had it seen,
Many more yet to see,

How nice would that be,
Listening to the stories it has to preach,
The joys to remember, the sorrows to mourn,
The mistakes to learn, the strength to hold along,

Like time, people passed by,
Yet there to share the shadow,
And the wind too that blows,
Destined to remain empty, till another traveler passes by..
– (an attempt of poetry)

The Wise

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

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View from Above..

So it’s been a while since I have posted. There was so much going on due to which I couldn’t cope up with the blog.

I had exams and the semester ended with much better grades than expected. Then I travelled home, after about two freakin years. There was much excitement as it is really a long long time to be away from home.

As the journey was long enough to capture the midair moments. I think I spent almost all that time to photograph and videograph that journey. I loved to take photos of this beautiful earth from above.

Everything seems so much smaller. Travelling in winter is really amazing. Either you see that sea of fluffy clouds all around till far away or everything covered in white due to snow. So satisfying view.

I would love to share some photos of this journey..

Picture on the left is of TRNC. Those flags of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is said to be visible from anywhere in the capital and it is really true. I was really lucky enough to get this beautiful shot through the clouds.

Picture on right is when we were somewhere above Ankara maybe. All covered in ice, as there was a heavy snowfall in that week. This was a really beautiful sight.

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

Worst of All!

There is one thing I have always hated and ran away from. Whenever it has come to sketch or draw or even coloring or painting, I never was good in it and am not even now.

It has always been something which I couldn’t do and couldn’t even improve. But I always admire whenever I see any perfect sketch or beautiful painting and those artists have always inspired me.

As I have always been worst in sketching, I kept it away as I never improved. But a fact is that I never gave it enough time maybe.

Whenever I was bored from studies, instead of closing books and leave it to be, I sometimes used to start drawing random lines straight or curved, joining them together making it some weirdo stuff. Well it got better when I started doing more often and one of them looked really good so I shared it online.

I don’t know what to call it doodle or whatever but I have continued to sketch this stuff more often.

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Yes, this happens..!!

 

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

Light or Darkness [Liminality]

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Light Up!!

Well I am not a pro blogger. But I surely am trying to express my thoughts in the best and easiest way possible. Being a beginner and new on WordPress, as I got some time spared from everything, I was just looking and discovering all about this site. So I found this daily and weekly challenges and they are amazing.

One-word prompt, this reminded me of my high school period when I was doing O Levels, and for preparing our English examinations, how we were given a topic to write about. It has been a while since I have done this. As I am from Pakistan and English is not the first language, it surely is difficult for me to write in a proper way but we learn, try and improve.

So the topic I read, Liminal. Wow, the first thing came in my mind was “that’s a new word!” and then I was in this liminal thought of “shall I write about it or not?”

Then I was like how am I supposed to write about something which I didn’t even understand. Haha.

So I looked it up off course to take my mind out of that liminal state where my thought was hanging between to write or not to write.

This is my 6th post and I had no idea what to write about, so luckily there is something now. And yeah I learned a new word, an addition in my vocabulary.

In a state of stress, depression, anger and out of all hopes; every person start to change. There comes a point in these times when you no longer are able to think straight and get stuck in that liminality of keep going or give up; be who you are or be someone you never were; become stronger on a way you are or take a short-way never realizing how harmful it would be either for you or for someone around.

The idea is to remain optimistic. This all depends on person itself. In situations like these, the only step to take is towards positivity. Maybe it would be hardest but believe me in the end you will come out of it to be a better person than you were. But for that, you yourself have to move towards that betterment for your own sake. All endings are not happy, but even the little happiness can make you feel alive again.

The darkness is nothing but the absence of light, and that light has to be searched which would always be within you somewhere. Keep looking for it and follow the trail.

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

Running Late but..

Sometimes the beauty around you attracts you so much that you put aside everything from your mind and start admiring your surroundings. And yeah maybe try to snap a picture.

This is what happened to me last week. It was a really pleasant weather. Cold breezes, separated clouds, partially sunny but not hot but that winter sunshine you need to feel the warm in cold. Such a beautiful weather it was.

I was running late for my class and was walking fast towards the lecture hall when I saw above me. That moment I thought to stop by and have a timely picture but well I tried to…

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Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

Reflections

Although I am not much of a reader but recently a friend suggested me to read this book “Like the Flowing River” from the author Paulo Coelho. I guess almost everyone would have read his book The Alchemist, and I haven’t even read that. Haha.

Well, I thought to borrow this book and give it a read..

And the first two pages of the preface seemed to be so hilarious that I laughed at some points and till I stopped reading these few pages I had that constant smile. Let it be any writer, any author, they are genius I think so. The way they create their interaction with the reader through mere words is so creative and inspiring and amazing.

The book is full of short stories, and the beginning is really interesting so I will try to finish it soon. Let’s see how it goes further.

 

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

Perspectives

Photography is the easiest way to make others look what you see, how world is through your perspective.

Every photographer has different way of looking through those lenses which brings out a unique result of their snap. I am not much of a photographer, and I also don’t use any professional camera and/or accessories. But I have been following many photographers on Facebook and Instagram, and I am always amazed by their photos.

So well few days back I was on my way back from university in evening and I just looked above to see how those separated clouds, blue sky in between, are partial white and grey fluff and partial orange as if burning on fire. I just thought this sunset would be beautiful to capture, so as I reached home I just kept going upstairs towards the terrace of the building from where I can have a good view of the open sky.

And that beauty surely left me awestruck. The way nature play with the colors is so perfect and artistic. Any picture is not good enough to justify that beauty but I tried to capture that beauteous moment.

Sunsets are so gorgeous..

 

Keep loving and keep smiling,

S.A.

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