Him and Her


To her, he was a beautifully treasured memory carefully stored and revisited time and time again, added to and deleted from as days flew by. To him,she was just a thought at the back of his mind always there floating in the midst of the chaos which filled his head. Ever present yet somehow blanketed over by more pressing matters

She spent her days and nights revisiting the memories, smiling over them and cherishing them with all her heart wondering just how time would play her this time. He casually glided over her funny chatters on odd occasions, chiding himself for the sacred few smiles her recollection brought to his face on long lonesome summer nights.

Her days were filled with the buzz of the busy city and the warmth of his memories. The happiness she had thought so little of once upon a time and the confusion and ache of rushed goodbyes.His days were filled with the chatter and gossip of his mates, the work which got him through the hours, the gloom of slowly ticking seconds and emptiness of a soul which refused to take a leap of faith, too afraid to dare to dream.

Together they moved on in time, living their separate lives, thinking often but doing little, simply passing through the midst of all that surrounded them. In a world inhabited by millions they were simply HIM and HER..


nadia nawaz

The overwhelming darkness

Solitude-600x450He was a man of few words yet the very few he did speak portrayed a multitude of various sides, giving him a raw and mysterious aura.On the exterior he looked younger than his years with a boyish smile, dusky brown hair and greenish gold eyes which held within them bottomless depths. They lit up and sparkled whenever he smiled inducing a similar sense of joy and delight into the person gazing into them. Continue reading

When words run dry

His words washed over her, wrapping themselves around her like a cloak while at the same time cutting a gaping hole through her very core. She gathered her arms around her and breathed in. The power of his words was relentless and she could do nothing but yield to them, captivated and mesmerised by their force. Continue reading

Such is life, so dream with me

It was another one of those nights. She had awakened so suddenly, gasping in terror as she clutched the thin blanket wrapping it tightly around her frail self. She sat up and gently rocked her body forward and backward as she tried to calm herself down. Continue reading

Recognition-How divine!

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest of things can make you smile, and turn a completely lousy day into just the opposite.

The exact thing happened to me a couple of days ago. Being bogged down with work, sleep deprived and completely exhausted I was in no fit state to be looked upon. I logged into word press during my lunch break and was surprised to find I had been nominated for a beautiful blogger award.

My happiness knew no bounds. It’s been awhile since I’ve got any kind of recognition and the very fact that fcg has not only taken the time to read my random thoughts, but has also nominated me is extremely flattering. Here I must take the time to really thank her. You really made my day!

Check out her blog for some very amusing, interesting and hilarious posts!

The rules, as I’ve been told here are that I must:

a) Write seven interesting things about myself, b) Nominate other bloggers who I feel deserve this award, c) Let them know about the nomination!

So let’s get cracking! Prior warning: You might want to stop here. I in no way claim to be an interesting personality in any way, shape or form. In fact I bet you could almost fall asleep after the first few…

1- People tell me I have a knack for photography. Personally I find this absurd and always point out how the pictures only come out as good as the image itself. I love to take pictures of nature, especially the sunset. Each day ends more beautiful than the last and I stand there watching the sun set, phone in hand ready to capture the end of each day.

The sunset-from my bedroom window

The sunset-from my bedroom window

Another sunset- also from my bedroom window

Another sunset- also from my bedroom window

2- I appreciate people who don’t always feel the need to fill the silence and keep chatting. As a quiet person myself, I’m completely content to let others talk and just sit and listen.

3-I love the idea of travelling, enjoy reaching the destination and seeing new things but absolutely detest having to sit in an aeroplane just to get there. Part of the reason for this is that I have this sudden urge to throw up as soon as I enter the plane. I guess it’s this psychological thought of flying that makes my stomach turn inside out along with that strange aeroplane smell.I have never completed a plane journey without vomiting. Not puking while landing or taking off is a skill I have yet to master!

4- I grew up with a very bad obsession regarding my height. Though I’m not particularly short, being a couple of inches over five feet, throughout my childhood I somehow always ended up being in a class full of exceptionally tall girls. Also my sports teacher liked rubbing salt in the wound, making me feel like a midget despite me being quite normal. Thankfully however, this obsession dimmed overtime and I am not completely at ease with myself. What helps, is knowing a number of people who are actually quite a bit shorter than me. (So ha! Take that sports teacher).

5- I love fruit. Be it any fruit, with no particular favourite. I am in absolutely no way a food conscious person and I’d rather not have salad with my dinner but when it comes to fruit, I can never say no! To some it may seem odd, but I guess it must be something to do with my genes, for you see my dad is big as a fruit lover as I am.

6-I can never ever remember the titles of books I read. In fact I often read a book and end it without even knowing what it’s called. Since I love reading, the author’s name or summary at the back of the book suffice whenever I pick them out. The disadvantage of this is that when people ask me to recommend books, I’m at a loss of what to suggest.

7- I’m a very light sleeper, waking at the slightest of sounds. I also have very strange dreams of people I barely know, friends and family. In fact I tend to dream almost every night but always fail to make sense of what they were about.

If you’ve made it to the end of this, then very well done to you! I may not be that hopeless after all!

Now for the fun part, I must nominate other blogger I feel deserve this award. Below is a list of blogs I enjoy visiting, in no particular order.



Thoughts,Literature and more..

Zainab Khawaja’s blog

Dreamers never die

Life in Marrakesh

Hunting for bliss

Muslim Reverie

Our Life in 3D

The simple life of a country man’s wife

What an Amazing World

not yet grounded

The scribblings of a random mind

thanks for the blues

Just a thought

All these bloggers each have something beautiful to say and their writings have touched me. Some have inspired me to be a better writer. Also I can’t forget the blogger-fcg who nominated me and many others who have spent the time to go over my articles and leave their comments. I really do appreciate all the feedback, criticism, likes, follows and reads!