“Untitled ” (Pandemic blues)

Weekdays don’t seem different from weekends .I wake up and stare at the clock needles,they strike each second but I notice no change in time since the day we have been locked behind the stoned walls . Time has never been ruthless before like it is now. I ask myself:” have we been true to the timings of our lives?” whatever we do is not working out well enough . Days turn to night and brings the next day ahead of us but its effectivity is negligible. my mind wanders and wonders either if it is only me or the clocks deceiving on everyone out there?

I need to rehabilitate the timings by looking back to the things I left incomplete, reviving best of the memories, reconnecting with friends. I collected different Interpretations .Some of them said, We’ve replaced our clock with new one ,and the time is changing quite well .Some of them said oh Wajeeha! tell us what the clock strucks ,we don’t have it anymore. And some of them said we have gone too far from it and the time has changed .

We all are holding different clocks ,different stories in different time at different places . All we need is to connect with each other so that we may rehabilitate our timings. Some will help you to stand tall in the dilating hour and some will need your hand to get up on their feet. We all are the support systems of each other .So reconnect and rehabilitate!

Wajeeha Dilshad

This painting of connected lines depicts the people I have met and the places I been through.

Star Dust

Painting by Wajeeha Dilshad

Far away from us, somewhere in the premises of Milky way galaxy, thousand of stars die and born every day.I painted the process a star undergoes every time it’s born. I should reflect to it. And remind myself of the process that makes such a fascinating view. The fusion of masses , pressure on surrounding nebulae makes it fall apart and pave a way for many new stars . We as a Star dust , collapse, fall apart,die and reborn. Various universes all around, numerous supernovas and birth of infinite stars . Next time you feel like being torn apart, it’s more likely something in you is about to reborn.

Allah be praised 🌼❤

Painting Inspiration from Hubble space telescope imagery. #Quarantine #acrylicsoncanvas

Fly before the Sun sets!

“Go back in the misty winds , fly away from this strange land to place you came from .You never belonged to this place” .I have been trying to fit in but they  racistly say  “you are  not the face of this society. Your voice,words ,and actions will never receive any recognition. Your darkling face with sparkling eyes ,oh you think it will brighten your way ??Nay ! Sunsets are yours by destiny.  Go away and fly before the sun sets.”I kept hearing those words for a while, then I decided to fly ,not away,but above the sky, and there I will wait till the dawn.  I will come back with another sunrise. This land is bestowed to us by the Gracious God.I may not belong to the inhabitants of this land, but to the sun and the moon,the winds and the soil . I will come back for sure!and this land will stand by my side .You and the world altogether will see !
~Wajeeha Dilshad
#Blacklivesmatter

Child Protection and safeguarding;Everybody’s Business,Everybody’s Concern, Everybody’s Responsibility.

In article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): “every human being below the age of 18 years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.” The definition of violence is that of article 19 of the CRC: “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.” It also draws on the definition in the World Report on Violence and Health (2002): “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a child, by an individual or group, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity.”

Seeing children dying every day in every news bulletin,over social media and on the front page of daily newspaper ,and then you see those doubtful eyes of little angels as like they are inquiring : Am I secure ?protected?

A Moment of silence ! I asked from myself :how long these questions will remain unanswered ?How can I answer these questions without inquesting for its solution .That day my sister and I with the help of priceless suggestions given by friends and fellows ,came up with an idea to begin this inquest to shatter this apologetic silence .

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This is how CAAP (Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention ) campaign emerged out with the aim to spread awareness ,to make a way towards enlightenment .because I know that we need a constant solution to combat violence against children. The routine violence kids experience, in their homes and families and also in schools, other institutions , in places of work, and in their communities. Violence against children exists everywhere and cuts across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnic origin and age.

It demands every individual’s role and responsibility to stand against violence .Im also aware of the fact that we cannot remove this evil from our society but at least we can stop it from penetrating deep down the roots ,at least we can replace it with goodness through a purposeful cause ,giving the kids a sense of security and a holdback. I believe that it is not necessary to have a proper channel or a platform to convert your ideas into reality or to wait for a miracle to make things happen .you have to get out of your comfort zone .and At the end ,all you need is to believe in yourself .

What a warm and delightful morning it was on 6th of March, 2018 ,when we entered GGHSS (Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School) with strong footsteps and a hopeful vision in our minds ,that our little effort is going to save lives ,our cause is going to make a contribution in bringing up a positive change, by awakening little souls about their rights and to make them feel protected in their surrounding .

When I looked at these Innocent kids ,I saw reflection of my childhood in their intensifying dreamy eyes ,in their abrupt giggles and laughters.

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our CAAP campaign is a small effort to awaken little souls . CAAP team delivered lecture on basic awareness and training regarding child abuse with the help of visuals and animated clips.We will continue our struggle to spread awareness ,to raise voice for children through CAAP campaign.

Presently in Pakistan ,there are many Non Profit Organisations working for Children’s rights with special focus on Child abuse prevention.Among these are UNICEF “SAHIL”,KONPAL, PAHCHAAN ,AAHUNG, ROZAN .Despite of constant struggles of these organisations ,many unlistened voices are still waiting for full recognition of respect for their human dignity and physical integrity, and for adequate investment in actions to prevent all forms of violence against them.

Governments need to accept that this is indeed an emergency, although it is not a new emergency. Children have suffered violence at the hands of adults unseen and unheard for centuries.But now that the scale and impact of violence against children is becoming visible, they cannot be kept waiting any longer for the effective protection to which they have an unqualified right.-UN report on voilence against children.

The prevention of violence against children requires cooperation and collaboration among many partners.(govt, institutes, communities) In effect, preventing and responding to violence against children should be everybody’s business.

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-Wajeeha Dilshad

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Maybe Someday

We were laying on a rough mighty rockstone looking down at the breathing campus.
Fatima said to me: “Wajeeha yar how good it would be to wander around the whole city . We will hike over the mighty trails , mountains .” I murmured to myself: What if we have to take ride ,i might not be able to enjoy the journey because of motion sickness.”
Fatima:”Wajeeha say something”
Me: “Yes fatima ,it would be great to look at the whole city from the top of mountain.”
“We may plan and go  someday …”
Someday …..!!!!!!

Vangogh inspired Digital Art ~Wajeeha Dilshad
Painting by Wajeeha Dilshad

There are alot of things to say , express, experience and feel  but sometimes you have to wear a veil of silence . And you have been doing this since forever. But your naive self had no idea that you got to wear this veil every time you meet ,greet and talk to each other . And guess what it has done to you ? Now the things left unsaid hunts you, and maybe forever..! ~Wajeeha Dilshad

Scream of a Wishful Heart

We wish a lot, a lot more than we breathe.As like, both breathing and wishing are twisted together may be because its a breathing soul that is meant to be full of endless desires.

And when we see our wishes coming to reality, the mind gets flooded with fears and nightmares .It’s like an exchange your heart made in trade with your dreams. Fear of losing them all , fear of getting apart from your loved one , fear of being thrown down from the top of mountain.Now they’ll reside deep down in your wish-filled heart till the last breath.

All the people that I have met in my life, are living Fears more than their lives. And when I see them battling fears, I just do one wish and that is to become “WISH-LESS”. A wish-less heart has nothing to lose and nothing to be afraid of .I guess “Being Nothing” is the only way out .But that’s not possible, I am meant to be a “being ” who is wishful as well as more or less a fearful human.Because as long as I’m breathing ,My heart will continue to wish for the people ,life and the stuff that I love , It will deliberately keep on dreaming and screaming at the same time. There is no escape from it for anyone on the face of this Earth.

-Wajeeha Dilshad

Billie Eilish comprehended this so well in her song – “Everything I wanted”

The Friendliest Enthusiast in the Coffee Shop

Near a coffee shop in the Ru de Forum, he sat quietly at the corner of the street ,looking at the flickering stars over the dark blanket of night, nearby buildings ,people ,and the antique yellow lanterns in the cafe which added more beauty to the visual contrast of the dreamy night in his imagination . He murmured”the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” , and straightway painted the scene with the intensifying and contrasting yellow -orange and violet -blue strokes. He is no one but the most famous Dutch Painter “Van Gogh “. The man who fell in love with the starry nights and stars .

Van Gogh’s Painting ” The café terrace “

The most enthusiastic painter in the History who devoted his life for his passion of painting .

I was scrolling over facebook and I saw a writing prompt post by Writer’s Write .The prompt generator derives title from the zodiac sign , name initial and date of birth .Ain’t it a fun way of generating writing prompt? Haha !

Well what I got out of it is “The Friendliest Enthusiast in a Coffee Shop” This writing prompt reminded of Van Gogh’s famous painting on which I was experimenting to paint few days ago. So, I thought to write about this painting. And according to me, it is justified to call Van Gogh as “The Friendliest Enthusiast in the Coffee shop”. Friendliest Expositor of Nature ,life, people. and the most bold and enthusiastic Painter , who never failed to bring life in the static objects on canvas through his unique painting style.

I like this painting a lot because of it’s beautiful use of contrasting colors and of course the splendid night view portrayed wonderfully .

I loved the darker part of the painting with buildings and starry sky .

Here is what I’ve tried to replicate a part of it behind the coffee shop .

share your views of what you think about this friendliest enthusiast .

Happy Blogging

Wajeeha Dilshad

Presenting “PILES of Clay” |Now open for Sale

Tiny, rounded ,carefully crafted beads of soil laid upon each other along the seedbeds .And some sandy mounted hilly structures that you might have seen in your home garden. Yes, I”m talking about the natural structures built up by the most underestimated architects of nature casually named as “Ants”

A photo of piled up soil beads taken by me along the seedbed in my house. .

You might be wondering why I am writing about these ant nests and soil structures? Well ! Lets break the curiosity in your head .

These ant beads and mounted sandy hills grabbed the attention of a ceramic design student from SADA- University of Gujrat .Huda Amjad keenly observed and studied these peculiar structures and came up with an idea of creating unique ceramic home decor items and organic planters.

Her thesis work “PILES OF CLAY “received huge recognition and hits.

Ant Hill Decor Master Pieces

Organic Planters

Her work is alive on web and is ON SALE Now!

For pricing and more Information ,visit her official Ceramic design website at ” Piles of Clay ” or simply comment your queries below .

Happy blogging!

Wajeeha Dilshad

Transformations

From a long time, I am trying to assemble the broken pieces of my heart. It is no more same as before. Layer by layer it has gone through series of transformations. With each raising wave, every incident devastating or pleasant, each person either nice or cynical and by fortunate or unfortunate my all skimped dreams and desires unknowingly reshaped it wholly. I never knew it’s working wonders inside; that all this destruction is building up something extra ordinary in a very ordinary way. But at the same time, it has destroyed the very own part of me which I never imagined of losing. Without my consent, it turned me up into an individual unknown to myself. The noises that always made me scream out loud doesn’t bother me anymore. I have learned the artsy of assembling the pieces into mosaics. I still don’t know what I am becoming and maybe I might never figure that out. Neither do I know the extent of unbotheredness. All I know is that It will keep on expanding, shrinking and fragmenting and I will keep on mosaic-king until it breaks apart. That will be the loudest noise breaking all noises inside my head and everyone would be screaming out loud except my unbothered self.  

Author: Wajeeha Dilshad

Art by Iqra Tehreem

That Broken Sandal

“Oh No! I never got this much late ” She anxiously thought while checking on her cell phone’s home screen clock that stuck 12: 00 Am. Walking through the quiet street, the sound of her footsteps bounced back in the void dark . The street light turned off as she walked by and in no time, she turned on her phone’s torchlight. Meanwhile, her sandal’s strap broke, and she fall on her back. She left the broken sandal there, hurriedly got up and began to run towards her home that was at few steps in the right corner of the street. Within a while, she reached home.

“Where you have been? My heart sank to my stomach”. Her mother worriedly asked while opening the door. She couldn’t say a word because of panic and choking in her throat.

” Now Come inside! otherwise you will get sick with cold.” said her mother.

She came inside, took off her sandal and placed it on the shoe rack with the broken sandal that she left in the middle of the street and failed to notice that broken sandal was laying there and moved inside the lounge.

Author :Wajeeha Dilshad

“An Inconvenient Truth” Documentary Review

Climate Change is one of the most pertaining issue of today’s world which is directly or indirectly impacting the natural environment setting , species, ,weather patterns , global economic system as well as our way of life.

An inconvenient truth presented by a renounced American Politician(45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 ) ,environmental enthusiast and activist” Al Gore” , who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007), a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book “An Inconvenient Truth” 

Through this film, Al gore  tried to spread his message to scientific individuals ,Governments and to every common man all across the globe.The Documentary is a bit dry to listen and watch thoroughly because its more like a lecture and if you plan to watch it then make sure to get yourself some snacks and fruits to go through the whole film. Al right! getting back to review,You might be thinking why I planned to watch this film ,well ! being a Geo-Informatics Student ,I am supposed to keep myself updated to Junk science Stuff ,Well that’s not true HAHA ,I’m not this much enthusiastic ,What actually happened is that we watched this documentary as a part of our lecture at IGIS (lecture of an offered course that I’m planning not to choose as an elective HAHAHA). So ,fellas, this educational film enlists key causes, effects and solutions to Climate Change.

According to Al Gore, temperature is increasing at abnormal rate ,CO2 concentration is accelerating along with other green house gasses and this increase in concentration is contributing to Global Warming. A quick reminder for you folks that this increase in Carbon concentration is anthropogenic (man made) and you should thank your human self for this inhuman contribution.

Al Gore mentions sources of Green house gases as ; thawing permafrost,coal mining , Industrial processes ,crop burning ,Fertilization ,land transportation ,Forest burning ,Oil production ,Air transport and most importantly use of fossil fuels to obtain energy is playing a leading role in enhancing the impact of global warming pollution.Resulting consequences of Global warming are horrible to even think of , as it includes both natural and man made hazards and disasters e.g, Floods, Mudslides ,Catastrophes ,Increased incidence of extreme weather and droughts .In addition to this ,there will be a shortage of food and water resources for future generations , increasing pandemic diseases ,disputes over refuges and resources, distribution by natural disasters in regions across the globe, species extinction , abrupt rise in ocean temperature and sea levels is evident as well.

He mentioned the major historical hurricane event Katrina near
southeastern United States  as a consequence of global warming.

Al Gore furthermore frightens us by explaining the long term impacts ,which are even more devastating in nature.Long term impacts include political instability, melting  glaciers, Famine, Water Scarcity, Ocean acidification, Loss of infrastructure , and then there will be increasing number of Climate Refuges.

At the End,he pointed out some possible solutions to this mighty problem named as Climate Change. Solutions like this problem aren’t easy to implement maybe that’s why the film is named as an inconvenient truth as it doesn’t seems to be convenient to handle and resolve global warming issues and consequences ,not convenient for every person to accept the fact that “climate change is real” .

Apart from these inconveniences, Solutions suggested by Al Gore can somehow reduce the intensity of these long term impacts.

Al Gore emphasized on the usage of renewable energy resources to reduce carbon emissions and green house gases concentration .He mentions that Germany and other countries are already working on the implementation of this solution in order to achieve sustainability.

This documentary could be more powerful if more options for actions and implications were suggested for general public .What I found is that this documentary fails to come up with sustainable approaches to be adopted at individual level .Apart from this , the message of the documentary that “Climate Change is real with a call to action ” has been communicated efficiently with the help of engaging slideshow .

This documentary is an eye opener for some and others consider it as some sort of conspiracy theory .I totally recommend watching this documentary . and if anyone have watched this before then do share your reviews in comment section 🙂

Happy Blogging!

Wajeeha Dilshad

Bygone memories of 2018


Travelling is out of routine kind of thing, full of adventures and enthusiasm but when you got to travel on daily basis over bumpy roads of Pindi and Islamabad with a head full of chaos instead of mindful thoughts, then it becomes no less than a horrible nightmare. Anyway Last night I came back home late, as usual, greeted homies had my dinner and then I started evaluating all those answers that I wrote on final exam paper today. Soon I came to this conclusion that it’s of no use to estimate marks as whatever I wrote was completely insane. (HAHAHA) .I decided to sleep with an instant thought “I will overview for the next exam by tomorrow”. In the very next moment, I was fast asleep.

The next morning, I woke up with this wonderful greeting card (made by my elder sister “IQRA”) placed aside my bed

I was surprised as I forget It was the last night of 2018 and overwhelmed at the same time “woah! what a lovely start of 2019”.

2018 was a life-changing year for me. Started this blog. Met so many wonderful people, raised voice for kids through our campaign and then moved to another city to chase my dreams.

Everything was going fine and fantastic but then, suddenly came the most heart-wrenching time that filled my heart with lifelong grief and emptiness when my Grand Father passed away. He will be missed. . May Naan Abu’s soul rest in eternal peace Ameen!

A poem written by my younger sister in the memory of my Late Grand Father

No words can heal this woeful heart but patience and time.


With such a heavy heart I moved ahead and got back to my university routine

Life is hard and cruel but you got to get through all seasons of life.

My resolution for 2019 is simple and that is to add more to myself by becoming more thankful, more happier, more  focused, more organised,content, more practical and to become more of Myself.

That’s all for now Fellas! Wishing you all a Happy new year 🙂

A virtual trip to Cabo de Palos

Here is another addition to my mapping stuff. Cabo de Palos antique map printed on this mighty mug. I never bought any of these as I’m not a shopping freak, Moreover, people around me are more map-obsessed than me HaHa!So my twin mate Amna gifted this mug with an antique and classic map of Cabo de Palos on it. This place is basically located in Spain. It is part of a small range of volcanic mounts that form a small peninsula, which is a wonderful travel destination for travel enthusiasts but I being a GIS enthusiast can only take the whole trip virtually all across the globe within minutes or can console my heart by having all of this mapping stuff as gifts.

So My dear Siblings! I hope next time you gift me a ticket rather than mapping collection. 😂😀

Photo by wajeeha

“The Pulp of Grapefruit “

Somewhere outside the physical reality of this world, I was devising impractical and silly approaches in my mind to solve my problems, while cleaning up the mess around myself. In the midst of this, I was interrupted by a voice coming from the drawing room.”Come here Wajeeha, I have something to show you”.
I hurriedly ran to reach there by taking long footsteps to see what my cousin sister ” Iqra” wants to show me.
Me: “What happened? ”
Iqra: Have a look at the “Grapefruit Pulp ” she replied while eating up a chunk of it.
Yes, I just ran and got myself out of my hypothetical journey for this “Grapefruit Pulp”.But to my surprise, looking at those tiny juicy packets locked together wasn’t a usual experience. There was something exceptional about looking insanely at the pulp rather than eating it up. Both of us sat together and started pondering on its beautiful asymmetrical arrangement, health benefits of grapefruit and then ended up eating almost all grapefruits at Home.
Life sometimes feels like a never-ending treadmill but the truth is things in it can’t always be symmetric just like these pulps and its the beauty of it. Things can’t always go according to your to-do list. As long as you find wonderful people in your life , who fill up your world with enteral Sunshine . The asymmetric pulps alone are nothing but together they form juicy treat of delicious chunks and chunks in turn form the whole symmetric fruit .

So be thankful for the wonderful people around you .And if things don’t work out then Relax ,Enjoy Grapefruit pulp and let the things go the way they are!

Photo by Wajeeha

Happy Blogging!

Timeline

Wow! It’s November! time flies so fast. Especially when everything is so much messed up. Anyway, part of Life. Life? Well, something that is totally unpredictable and everything in it is unreliable. No one knows what’s coming ahead. We have developed latest technologies to predict what might happen the very next day, even with a precision of very next hour or min, like weather forecasts apps keep us updated about weather conditions, News and Media broadcasts the whole world with the notion” our channel is the first that tells what’s next?” .We live our lives based on predictions; from a small label of the Expiry date on eatables to huge machines with a one-year money back warranty or either 10 years guaranty. And if I talk about durability, AH!! Molty Foam pops up in every Pakistani’s mind. Yes, Dawlance is reliable but not humans, ironic right!

We think of everything all around to be very orderly, classy and organized but we don’t think of our inner selves to be this much configured. Our hearts are perplexed, broken and are not synchronized to our mind and body. Because we are always so concerned and worried about our future. And in the next moment clock sticks 12:00 am and the present is gone. Welcome to the next episode of your tuned future of perplexity.

The Answer to our anxieties and problems isn’t in the Future, it’s in the Past. you might be wondering why I didn’t say “Present”? Well! I suggest you keep on reading my insane blog post. We can’t cut ourselves off from our Past, it made us whatever we are today because we are the tomorrow of our History. Finding out Why you came to this World? You will definitely look back by turning the pages of History. Our Past or Forever gone History is very inevitable to understand our Present and Future. Take a moment and look back to your forefathers, how they tackled with problems, pondering on their sacrifices will give you strength to bravely tackle your problems, of course, you cannot live with old mode of life, that’s the demand of time, but you belong to your History. I would like to add more to this by referring to Our Great Historic Eastern Poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who emphasized youth to look back into History saying:

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Have ever you pondered, O Muslim youth, On deep and serious things?

What is this world in which this you is only a broken star?

You came of a stock that nourishes you In the close embracing of love,

A stock that trampled underfoot Dara who wore the crown.

Whenever I get my self in trouble, I look back into History and I think of troubles that our forefathers faced during that time with no or very least facilities. I think of those hardships that our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions faced throughout. Lived with no food, no roof on the head, without basic needs for almost 3 years in the open ground under the scorching sun. I belong to them. how can I lose hope? You can go through this too. Just be Patient!

So, don’t live only on predictions as this only build fears and unending chaos. All that is needed is to synchronize your Past with your Present, and future will get synchronized automatically. Follow the good part of your Past and try to change the bad one by doing good today, because you are going to make a History for Tomorrow. So, why not make a good one?

Let’s make a History today!

-Wajeeha Dilshad

Book Review” The Happiest Woman in the World”

The pursuit of happiness or the idea of just being happy is something that concerns all of us.Sadly we relate our happiness with worldly things .We want everything in life with 100% perfection.And when this doesn’t happen ,we start comparing our lives with others ,sometimes we let the society do this for us .It took me so long to understand the fact that life isn’t going to be perfect always.We should accept the lot that we have been given in life ,with whatever limitation have been decreed for us, because as the saying goes , the grass isn’t always greener on the other side

My brother Haseeb (who is fond of reading books) gifted me a book Titled: “You can be the happiest woman in the world”A Treasure Chest of Reminders .

The thing that I liked about this book at first glimpse is the title itself ,I felt like the Author is addressing me by saying you can be the happiest woman in the world. This book is truly a portable magic ,that draws reader’s attention through its wonderful layout full of convincing phrases ,quotations ,motivating stories from the past and inspiring passages written in the light of Quran and Hadith.

This book is a translated version (Translated by Huda Khattab) and Originally it is written by an Arabic Islamic Scholar “Dr Aid Al Qarni”

The Author has used a very simplistic approach to address every Muslim woman either she is a student, a working woman ,a mother or a house wife .This book is truly a treasure chest of gems of faith ,hope and enlightenment for everyone who feels depressed and burdened with many worries .

I’ve benefited a lot from this book .Whenever I feel lost I just sit back and open up this book and each word written in it works like a healing drug ,I mean just read the words and a self healing process ignites in your heart.

Here is my favorite passage from this book:

You are better off than millions of women

Think of the world as a whole, of the hospitals filled with patients who have been stricken with disease and calamity for many years, and the prisons in which thousands of people are held behind bars, their lives and pleasures ruined, and the asylums and hospitals which accommodate people who have lost their minds and have become insane.
Are there not poor people living in tattered tents and havels, who cannot find a bite to eat? Are there not women who have been stricken with calamities that took away all their children in a single accident? Or women who have lost their sight or hearing, or whose arms or legs have been amputated, or who have lost their minds, or who have been stricken with chronic diseases?
But you are sound in body and in good health, living a life of tranquility, security and contentment. So give thanks to Allaah, the Exalted, All-Merciful, for His Blessings and do not waste your time with things that are not pleasing to Him, sitting for hours in front of satellite TV with its cheap, nasty and follish content that makes the heart sick and causes depression, and makes the body lethargic.

Though this book may not attract the profound readers because of its short passages but this book is worth reading .A perfect gift for anyone specially from a son to his mother ,from a brother to his sister and from Parents to their daughters 🙂

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Let it bloom

Blows the thaw-wind pleasantly,
Drips the soaking rain,
By fits looks down the waking sun:
Young grass springs on the plain;
Young leaves clothe early hedgerow trees;
Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,
Swollen with sap put forth their shoots;
Curled-headed ferns sprout in the lane;
Birds sing and pair again.

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Photo by Isabel Davis

There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything,
Before new nestlings sing,
Before cleft swallows speed their journey back
Along the trackless track –
God guides their wing,
He spreads their table that they nothing lack, –
Before the daisy grows a common flower
Before the sun has power
To scorch the world up in his noontide hour.

-Rossetti’s bittersweet

What a whimsical poetry by Rossetti’s bittersweet which beautifully symbolises the arrival of Spring .With new beginnings ,everything Reforms ,the cold dead land rejuvenate into green bed of grass,snow melts down allowing the surface bellow to breathe.Trees and shrubs begin to blossom again .Birds cheerfully sing the spring song and welcomes spring with open arms.

birds welcoming spring
Photo by Isabel Davis

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Photo by Wajeeha Dilshad

How beautifully these pink roses in my home are blooming in the golden sun.

“The naked earth is warm with Spring, and with green grass and bursting trees leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze.”-Julian Grenfell

Meanwhile my eyes got sight of a flower that wasn’t blooming along with it’s companions.it’s petals were leaning down with a lot of wrinkles and buraises on its soft,delicate walls and edges. it was evident that the petals haven’t enjoyed the full bloom thoroughly. It made me anxious about what could be the reason behind its witherness?

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To solve this uncertain perplexity ,I came up with some assumptions :

  1. Maybe the sun rays haven’t being so friendly with its delicate appearance.
  2. Or the fastly blowing wind had stroked it really hard and blown away some of its petals.
  3. It might be a touch receptor of human or any other minute creature that made it not to bloom . as according to a research , plants respond to negative and positive stimuli . Moreover they remember the touch stimuli for upto 40 days.
  4. Maybe the flower is vulnerable to its surrounding or it’s about to complete its life span.

whatever the reason behind the fadedness and dullness,it has ruined the charm of rose ,and the whittered flower is trying hard to stay up there on its frail stem.

But one thing is clear that it is never the adjoining flowers that made it to fade away as;

“A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it.it just blooms”-Zen shin

Being the most prestigious among all creatures,we the humans, tries to compete with other humans .Instead of being comfortable in our own self ,we disrespect our individuality by comparing ourselves with others.

Don’t worry if your aren’t in right place .if you are not blooming like other flowers in this mighty global garden ,because;

“Every flower blooms at a different pace.”
Suzy Kassem,

“The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. (“A Story About The Most Important Thing”)”
Yevgeny Zamyatin

Let yourself bloom and let others bloom.Lets spread peace in this global garden with the fragrance of love, admiration,appreciation and acceptance of each other.

Wajeeha Dilshad

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Digital Art by Tekin Ture

Thankyou .


Years ago, Earth wrapped with purity and incredible abundance of minerals, gems and precious stones of all times.The dwellers in surrounding adored it . Drifting wind greeted with its refreshing air blows, Flowing River aside complimented the surface soil and colorful gravels with astonishing splashes of crystal clear water and the striking sun rays sparkled on its surface, as like it is inviting other belongings to look at its magnificent appearance by reflecting and broadcasting its beauty.

The land also payed its regards by providing the environment with its enormous minerals, by giving a hold back to shrubs and trees, providing a medium for anchoring and absorbing all the goodness of earthy belongings.
One Day, A flooded stream hit the land, flushing all the soil particles far away and leaving behind the soil from unknown land, Stormy twister caught up the tiny gravels in its angular motion. All turned up drastically.

The belongings who have been admiring the soil so much, now eroded it and thrown its most of the particles far away. The Soil enriched with minerals yet vulnerable to cope with its hypocrite belongings.

But there is something that is strong enough to sustain itself. Deep down the ground, hiding behind the buildup pressure of deposits, beneath the overlay of vulnerable and unconsolidated sediments, resides the strongest part of earth surface soil, the Bedrock.

bedrock

Be like a Bedrock. Don’t showcase yourself to the unfair world. It’s not always going to appreciate you, it will manipulate your rich minerals, your finest thoughts, ideas, your gems.

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Bedrock isn’t always hidden behind the sediments, it emerges to stand out to fight with the harsh environment, when it’s most vulnerable part is taken away from it. And somehow composed of unlimited precious metals and minerals.

There is a stronger version of soil (bedrock) within your unconsolidated Soul, let it rise above the horizon.


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-Wajeeha Dilshad

Sunshine


Sun rising over heavens ,

With it’s rays falling on the floating clouds,

Sun Shines! Enhances beauty of sky and its dazzling light slowly but steadily clears darkness..

And on reaching Earth ,gives life to deadly land ,spreading around everywhere..and every thing looks so elegant ,clear and new ,as like there were no signs of darkness before.

As I think about wonders of nature, Subconsciously I whispered! Goodness of heart, courtesy,politeness are also like the shining sun rays coming from depth of heart,spreading smile over faces ,healing the broken,helping the needy and celebrating the life ..

Yes, I mumbled!

Wonders exist in ourselves.

Nature is within us and We are sunshine

~Wajeeha Dilshad.

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