Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hope !

hmmm....few days ago...

I was waiting outside the TDC (Teachers Development Centre) for my beloved husband and Urooj and Komal were kind enough to give me company...

While we...were deeply infused to our girly talk...

I noticed the strange tree at the corner of TDC's building.

Why I noticed it strange because there was just branches stretching out from its big..broad stem....while no sign of leaves anywhere on any branch.

It looked old...I said to my self and may be due to its old age shed off all its leaves and now only the old...lonely body (with stem and branches) are left behind....hmmm....

The tree surely seems to lost its youth and bloom.

I kind a sigh on the tree's lonely figure standing alone and looked so plain and sad under the shadow of old building.

hmmm....and than suddenly....the lonely old tree grown on me....

I felt it so deeply....I don't why...I looked for answers...why just a TREE is making me perplexed....uneasy and lonely...?

The tree was without leaves means that the ground is unable to give it the complete nourishment...the ground...the earth has stopped giving the tree the actual share it needed to grow up its leaves...its greenery is dependent on the earth nourishment and what tree can be looked like when it couldn't get the required nourishment....

So....may be the EARTH has some issues with the TREE....the tree's long life must have made a strong bond between them....what was that which behold the earth not to give tree's share to it than....???

hmm....I start seeing the case as metaphor toward my beloved Pakistan.

Our Pakistan has all the ground....strong roots...broad...strong stem and branches all over it....

Even than...it is void of greenery..the leaves...which shows that the tree is healthy and would one day give fruits too....it will bloom in the spring and will give chances to new generations to get flourish and to get birth...as healthy as itself.

But it is standing still...lonely....without greenery...under the shadow of so many old generations....

Seems like EARTH has taken out its hands from the tree's nourishment....

Again question arises.....WHY? Was it TREE or the EARTH's unfair distribution of nourishment???

But than...just today....again when I was standing under the same tree....I asked it.....

Hi...TREE....what's wrong with you....? Why you don't have any leaves? Why you seems so sad and lonely and without greenery ?

And tree....laughed.....yeah literally....I heard it laughed....

It says....To Allah be all Glory....
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Even though I have been under the unfair adjustments of earth and its nourishment...
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Allah has granted me FLOWERS....which means that one day I can bear fruits too...
and I can be multiplied and give birth to new generations....
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hmmm...and than I looked closely....yes....the old...void of leaves stems were bearing ....white beautiful flower buds.....
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Though the tree looked more odd now...like without any leaves and old...sticky stems having white...blooming flower buds....
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And it gives me HOPE....hmmm....
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Allah is there to help our beloved country too....
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Even we are under the shadow of so many strong eras and history...victim of earth's unfair distribution of nourishment....but Allah is there to even than gives us the flowers....blooming and life.
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To Allah be all glory !

9 comments:

  1. In sacred religious texts, mythologies and literature tree is used as a very important symbol for life, connectivity and universal bond. This post is a classic example of using tree metaphor in a very way that the writer perceives as archetype.

    “The lonely old tree grown on me” this is a line that demonstrates how the metaphor of tree is so deeply rooted in our psyche and how trees are related to our past, present and future.

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  2. The cheerfulness, hope and expectation of this post is very inspiring and beautifully told.

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  3. Dar Sahib...

    Thank you so much coming.

    I am honored Sir.

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  4. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you will not have a leg to stand on.............................................

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  5. Thinking... It is so beautifully written and the way you have used the metaphor of tree is absolutely commendable :)

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  6. Dear Thinking - how lovely beyond any praise because your very telling itself is praise..

    For all my life I have felt myself in deep real conversation with trees...

    And about half my age or less began to see the uplifted branches of so many trees - including the one you speak of - as silently praising - conversing with the One Divine...

    How glad I unexpectedly came today to feel once more our oneness as one little community cross-the-world and...

    Beyond that even...

    Today, what with Komal's post featuring Iqbal's most glorious journal entry, Shafique Sahib's latest chapter for RR dealing with Time and Garden..and with the comments here, NOT least of which are Dar Sahib's and Komal's....

    There is something including yet deeper even than "hope" here...

    A Reality that can perhaps best be described as LOVE with Trust beyond even than all sight...

    And again I'm here as one of many witnesses to your Trust, Faith and Love...

    for one another...

    And for Pakistan...

    and I am a witness to your LOVE most of all...

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  7. Thinking, this one post...perhaps more than any other I have read from you thus far...lends itself to a beautiful timeless (as most "scholars" seem to know time)... a lovely gentle and classic story - natural (not manipulated/contrived in any way, unique clear fresh yet connected as Dar Sahib has said - to universal metaphors and Myths that are in genre of those which speak of reality and truth...

    I can see someone here illustrating this and it could easily be ready before Ramadan?

    Or maybe several of the artists here could do it and one supervise so there is harmony among the images?

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  8. Dear Komal....thank you so much...

    Did you recall the day when we three were talking about the same tree...

    I still wonder...if that tree has ears or it can hear us....how wonderfull it would had been felt...lsitening our girlish...rather foolish discussion about it not having any leaves ???

    hmm...I wish...sometimes....these things...like...flowers...fruits...trees...mountains and rivers and clouds and rain...have ears...so that I can tell them...how beautiful they made our lives and without them how void of beauty our life would be....

    hmmm....thanks alot. I am honored.

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  9. hhmmm...Dear Connie...dear friend...

    Our oneness donot depend on our oneness of age...sex...space or time...I think our oneness depends on our perceiving things...

    I am happy that I am trying to see things in this beautiful world of Allah with more intelligence or more sensible way...and perceiving them with curiosity and longing to explore more....

    Before that...unlike you...I was blind...

    But I liked the way you put up everything on its place...

    "A Reality that can perhaps best be described as LOVE with Trust beyond even than all sight..."

    So honored to have your comment.

    Happy Spring....!

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