Therapeutic

Therapeutic

"Who are you? Tell me who is Hasiya?" My eyes rested on the dark pair of eyes that was inches away from my face and was deeply fixated on me...his eyes were a pool of concern and curiosity. His question sounded like something I had heard and responded to a million times before but when Tope [...]

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

There's a kind of unhappiness that is shared by many, and it's the unhappiness of not knowing who you really are or living a life that is other than your authentic self. I've been a victim of this unhappiness and I shall henceforth refer to it as the 'plague'. You know that feeling where you're [...]

Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love

I rolled over on my stomach and heaved a deep sigh. I ejected the movie and decided it was one I would watch every year on christmas eve. "You know love scares me" I glanced over at my cousin who had a weary look on her face. "Why?" I asked intrigued by her random statement. "There is just something about [...]

The Switch

The Switch

Shall I let you in on an advice that is very far-fetched? It's the one where someone tells a person that's in love with another to simply STOP and end what they have with the person because it's haram or wrong. I say its far-fetched because it's like telling a hungry lion that's slowly making its [...]

New Waters

New Waters

Many times I’ve asked myself and wondered why I keep my world so small? Why is my contact with other lives kept at the bare minimal? What am I so afraid of? Why is my space just so small? I admit now that it really isn’t the best way to live. I’ve always given the [...]

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Assalam alaykum everyone! It's been what...3 months since I last posted something on here? It honestly feels like a lifetime ago. God I've missed you guys and the feeling of putting something out there for people to read. I'ld like to say that my absence was necessary (uni work/finals) and it was not by choice or a sudden lack of [...]

Wabi-Sabi 侘寂

Wabi-Sabi 侘寂

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept and it means finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay. It is the appreciation of things that are imperfect, impermanent, incomplete, unrefined and unconventional; an aesthetic I wish every child is brought up with. Have you heard of the word kintsukuroi? [...]

The Outsider

The Outsider

Some months back at my sisters introduction, I had an old lady who was seated under a tent beckon me from where I stood with my cousin. I had absolutely no idea who she was and was feeling agitated; why was she calling me? I crouched by her side and thereafter she asked if I was the bride's younger sister, and I answered on the [...]

Bus Ties

Bus Ties

What can I say about buses? They are not exactly my favourite mode of transport but based on my history, it's undoubtedly the most interesting and eventful. I took the bus home this evening and as I was seated at the rear corner, I was hit with waves of memories. Memories of my many strange encounters on [...]