I am 28 years old and I can’t believe I ever hated my body. Thank you God for giving me this healthy, wonderful treasure.
both this world and the next.
Look – he is leaving now –
having spent the night in grief.
and the wine glasses are upset;
hurt by your departure
even the Spring has turned away.
but it did not last.
Now we have seen how far
even God can be trusted.
made us exiles from your memory;
day by day, the business of living
proved more deceptive than your love.
and the heart, so long unused,
began to beat with a new urgency.
But those who would have died for you are gone,
Those who would have bowed their heads when you passed
Have all gone their own ways.
Annoyed with you for keeping it waiting;
And those who came to console me have left,
Angry with me because I would not cry.
I cannot complain, cannot say what grieves me,
I have no suggestions to make
In the tyranny of your love
My heart has lost all its rights.
Whose shirt turned red with the blood from the streets;
These are the stains that I wore proudly
All the way to my beloved’s house.
And this rope, these gallows, are no longer needed;
Those who were proud to be accused of love
Have all vanished like criminals.
don’t ask me for that love again.
The world then was gold, burnished with light –
and only because of you. That’s what I had believed.
How could one weep for sorrows other than yours?
How could one have any sorrow but the one you gave?
So what were these protests, these rumors of injustice?
A glimpse of your face was evidence of springtime.
The sky, wherever I looked, was nothing but your eyes.
If You’d fall into my arms, Fate would be helpless.
But there were other sorrows, comforts other than love.
The rich had cast their spell on history:
dark centuries had been embroidered on brocades and silks.
Bitter threads began to unravel before me
as I went into alleys and in open markets
saw bodies plastered with ash, bathed in blood.
I saw them sold and bought, again and again.
This too deserves attention. I can’t help but look back
when I return from those alleys –what should one do?
And you still are so ravishing –what should I do?
There are other sorrows in this world,
comforts other than love.
Don’t ask me, my love, for that love again.
|Would you put a transit chair in your house?|
|I want this so badly for my balcony.|
|I am going to take a picture of this chair to Pakistan, have 5,000 made and become a millionaire.|
Today on the way home from work, I picked up two samosas. I could smell them the whole way home and as soon as I got in the apartment, I sat down at the table and ate mine right up. Still hungry and wanting more of that goodness, I eyed the plate I set down for Feraz. I could eat it and he would never even know I had brought one for him. But I didn’t.
|I love the pink pants I’m seeing everywhere.|
|How about some hot pink nails if the pants are too bold?|
could be a summer uniform.
|A good t-shirt is underated.|
|If all else fails, I like to let my shoes do all the work.|