Sunday, 12 October 2008

A feeling never felt before.

There comes a time in everyone's life, a time when one feels a feeling they've never felt before. I've felt that feeling innumerable times. You know the kind of feeling I'm talking about. Like a child when he discovers he can twiddle his toes.

Some people get the same thrill and excitement over and over again, like my grand-dad who loves looking up the meaning of a complicated word. The feeling he gets everytime he learns a new word - it's new each time.

See there's no age limit for this feeling - it comes to the young and old. There's no height limit for this feeling - it even comes to the tall and the short. In short, it captures one and all!

This blog is about how this feeling, let's call it "it", came out of the blue and sat itself in my little 2 year old niece.

With my camera I captured her expression at the exact moment that "it" surfaced!

I took my niece out to play on the merry-go-ground. It was a shiny day and the sun was out. I failed to consider that the merry-go-round might be a little more than just pleasantly warm and probably scorching. With the best of intentions I sat Zehra on the merry-go-round. What she felt then, I guess she didn't quite know herself.
She looked confused and perplexed. What was that she's just felt? She'd never before been stung by the sun! She said - nothing. What could she say? She'd felt a feeling she'd never felt before. From where would she find the appropriate vocabulary!
Her face though spoke a million words!

Love love


Shamuna said...

i didnt know u blogged!! they r amazing!!

lookin forward to ur next one..

Syeda Fatima & Samreen Mirza said...

wow man that was Niceeee.....i wish you'd update your blog more write great stuff.....

sarah said...

Aww how adorable, and well written as usual! x

Afshan said...

That is so Zahra .........and this is so you ...... her face says it all but you write it best!

siras said...

Aww.. your niece is adorable.. MashaAllah.. and the pic does say it all! :)

Anonymous said...

write on your blog more often i read them when i get bored (which happens alot) Its like Interesting


hfm said...

I wish you'd find the word to describe 'it' since I feel like I experience that feeling too, but not knowing the word is niggling at me now.
Your neice is adorable mashallah!