Saturday, November 1, 2008

.: Bales of silk :.

Sheer resplendence.

"With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown."

Chinese Proverb

*Down with a slight case of influenza. Hit by the flu bug. Insya'Allah, I'll be fine after a good night's rest. :)*

In each passing day, I always find myself in situations thereby I am constantly acquiring some new found knowledge from people that I least expected from. Most certainly, there are specific lessons that are taught in books or classrooms, though the lessons in life I presume can only be obtained from real-life encounters. Over the years, I learn to be more conscious of my surroundings which in due return benefits me tremendously when it comes to gaining an understanding on the incomprehensible human behavior. Being an inquisitive person to a certain extent, I am relentlessly intrigued by multiple questions on it particularly the subject of identity.

Often I wonder, what is the story behind the beachcomber? How is life for the average Joe? What is their perspective as well as expectations in life? To be able to have discourses with people from various backgrounds which in hand allow me to delve a little further into their lives; enabling me to comprehend things their way. Bear in mind, I am definitely not a nosey parker that pries into the business of others. *relinquish the thought* I do know when to limit myself, draw the line or back away when not wanted. *I do, trust me.*

Is a smile, really a smile? And how do you measure the happiness of others?

There is still a long way for me to become a silk gown. For one, I doubt I'm even a leaf.
Yet, it does not hinder me whatsoever. Learning is after all, a lifelong journey. *along the silk roads? coughs*

One at a time.
8.47pm Malaysian Time


Ummi's Blog said...

salaams sis, u write v well..u give me inspiration ; )

Aisyah Mazelan said...

thanks for the comment and visiting my blog. and nice picture u got there.

Hajar Alwi said...

Ummi :: W'salam. ~Aww you ... *gushes*. Hope everything is well with you and family. :)

Miss Ash :: Most welcome. ^ Those were taken last Thurs. Didn't know I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the stores. Oh well, what's done is done. :)

Lisa B said...

Your pictures of the silks are beautiful!

Hajar Alwi said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

Asalaamualaikum Hajar,

That was thoughful.
I too wonder about the story of average Joe. And the more i learn, the more i'm filled with gratitude for what i'm blessed with, alhumdullilah.

The silk analogy is cute.
I'm so fascinated by the whole process of handmade silk, that i hope to make my own silk (just for creative fun). Got a mulberry tree. Now if i can only get my hands on a couple of worms!

Hajar Alwi said...

W'salam Serendipitiouslife ::

Indeed. I feel the same way. Alhamdulillah. :)

Haven't done one of my own either. Though the probability of me making one is there. I think. haha~

PS:: I recently lost my muse to blog on the spin-off of the MSN article. Guess you won't be seeing my version any sooner. Really sorry. :(