I took this pic eight months ago in December and found this again while scrolling through the gallery. I love my phone gallery for the beautiful random pics of things and places I come across here and there in life.
And, I can say proudly that my gallery is free of selfies and duck faces. That’s another reason I love it ❤️.
Well, I took this pic just because it reminded me of my parents’ home.
And, today I am sharing this while I am busy packing my stuff as I am flying to my home. HURRAY 😍! It is a feeling of another world to visit your parents’ home, especially when you are going after quite long.
‘Excited’. I am 😍.
However, this is not the reason why I love this pic. It’s something else.
It is that the pic always tells me that darkness is not a thing, it is just the lack of visible light or the inability to see it.
There is another funny element of this story.
Recently we have moved to a new flat where the windows are wall-sized and sun-facing too. A well-lit home is just an understatement. It is not dark even at night. The city outside simply doesn’t sleep. Almost every night my husband grumbles about the curtains.
“Do something with them, yaar”
Actually, we (I, as per him) failed terribly in choosing the right curtains for our windows. Though, we had to redo them with the blackout. My idea of not having floor-length curtains simply failed. It gives way to way too much light through the slits high above the floor.
“Do something please. Seal the slits anyhow”, he complains all the time.
And, I have nothing else to say in remorse and self-guilt…
“We just can’t stop the light.”
And, how many times I reflect on this reality of life. We can’t stop the light. It is simply that sometimes we can’t feel its presence when there is a complete covering on the sight. Otherwise, even the smallest slit is enough to expose the darkness.
Allaah SWT says in Qur’an regarding those who disbelieve in Allaah SWT…
Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes, there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment. [Qur’an; 2:7]
Qatadah said that this Ayah means, “Shytan controlled them when they obeyed him. Therefore, Allah sealed their hearts, hearing, and sight, and they could neither see the guidance nor hear, comprehend or understand.”
May Allaah SWT, our Lord, allow us to see the light always and never place such a covering on our eyes that we can not see in spite of the fact that ‘you can’t stop the light’.
And, please let me know if you have any solution for our curtains.
The Might of Pen 🌹