Archive for November, 2010

Postcard Designs: Pakistan

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Thought I’d share my drawings. It’s part of the project to raise funds for Pakistan Floods.

I took the pictures from webcam so quality isn’t so great, but well at least it adds colour.

The picture with children says:” The Brilliance of their eyes, showed eternal light” These children were photograph by Pakistan Youth Alliance’s members who have made several deliveries to the effected areas.

The mother and child photo: “She smiled at the heavens, for sparing the diamonds in her arms.”


The Alchemist

Paulo Coehlo wrote a heart-felt piece! I haven’t read any other of his works. As for this one, it  just made me feel like, everything on earth that is raw has a soul, even though we don’t believe it. We read how every matter has a vibration, or energy. Even solids have minute vibrations. I have read in a religious text (probably Quran) that “everything on earth praises God”, the trees, water, everything which has a mass. It is perhaps this vibration which (for me) proves that everything on Earth praises Him. I made this connection while studying about ‘matter’ in GCSE. And last year, after having a very meaningful crossing on the ferry, observing the sea, I wrote a poem, the sea is alive, the sky is alive, earth is alive (which I will probably publish here). Now after reading this book, it gave alot of weight to my thoughts. Soul of the World. Earth really is alive.

Recently I’ve started underlining meaningful words from the books I read. And this book carried a lot of beautiful thoughts that we could all ponder upon. I hope things are still achievable today, as they were hundreds of years ago. Man had so much more freedom then. Now, with the laws, the unemployment, the suffocating traffic, the strict rules of crossing borders, it feels as if we might be losing our freedom. However it’s true, what makes us really distracted from our destiny is not believing. Faith is the most important asset to destiny.

Here are a few quotes from the book:

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

“He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

“Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”

“Everyone, when they are young know what their destiny is.”

“When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”