Saturday, February 20, 2010

We moved from Mazze to Mazze Jabal

I dont know how and why but the day we moved to our new apartment....
atta and i went to the mazze jabal bazaar...the raunaq reminded me of H block in lahore...
Atta and i tried spinach and pomegranate mojanaat that day, it was nice walk back to home
the lights from stores, the dimming light of the evening
maghrib ke azzan..

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A5 - Flying

It was a party at an ADA
The cave that my atta called office and the big spider that gave the place a spooky touch...
the bare jungle, hide and seek the cool uniforms...
the bright ladies and funky kids....
the students...
teachers...alll together to enjoy the one dish...
The bright sun in the wintery morning...the runway across the plain and the trees that hugged it...
on the other side was road to cheief burger and the kabab place...
then atta went and flew away...everyone waved and mama smiled..
my brother was soo hyper i couldnt even see him when he ran...
then we talked to atta through radio while he was flying...
always wanted to be like him, feel the thrill and be proud of who i am....
and i think i got there...
love you
-m

Saturday, February 13, 2010

R Block

woke up...the sun coming through the curtains...The big room..multifoam days...Ac just went off so the room was still cool....
Orange 21 cream
Nano's almari
nana jaan's pipe and lighter and K2
opened the door and there was the fawn sewing machine where nano used to sow for us....the takht on the right and store on the left with khala's bags in them :)
and the stairs...going down...
mamoos
nano nana jaan
mama
khala
all talking...sharing, laughing...having breakfast in the dining room.
I sat on the stairs and said salam...and stayed there looking at their lovely and pyaray faces...
then nano asked if i want omlet...
i said jee
so lively and full of love....
white tubelight, yellow sunlight...fridge..
three lil guys running around crazy...
i got yellow buttered bread and omlete with ketchup...
both lovelies had a perm...
nano going in the kitchen...
nana jaan sitting quitely smiling..
mamoos talking about getting mangoes...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Basra!

A beautiful cold, sunny morning
A nice car ride to ruins of saweida...
beautiful green grass,
red and black soil of ancient volcanoes...
so close to old civilization...
family and freinds....
the broad colosseum, maybe a shadow to the one in italy
but with the same presence
the eerie yet bright feeling..
i sometimes get snapshots of it...
especially of that road that defied gravity