Wednesday, January 18, 2006

the parallel worlds i call home...

lucy discovers the secret closet and her creative imagination and child like spirit transports her to a parallel universe of Narnia. her adventures begin there. she meets the lion, the witch, the faun, mr. & mrs. beaver and many more fantastical creatures. everyone whos read and now watched The Chronicles of Narnia knows exactly what im talking about. and for those who havent read it go read it now and then watch the movie and grow up once again.

i discovered my little Narnia a year back and made it a parallel world to my home in karachi. unfortunately there was no secret closet that transported me into this snow clad land. im sure my comparison of the magical world of Narnia to a concrete jungle, Toronto must be making mr.C.S.Lewis toss and turn in his grave. all apologies to you mr. C.S.Lewis, may your soul rest in peace. this is nothing personal. watching the movie revived my childhood memories of the book. structurally, the sleek narrative of your book and my own adventures of being away from home ( the longest i ve ever been ) create a symmetry of events. im an architect sir. so i say its just a design thing. your from the creative world im sure you ll understand. IM NOT DERANGED. ;)

my magic and myth began a week after my landing when school started. it was a cruel winter. i had layers and layers of clothing, i was away from home, commuting was public, i was still trying to adjust to my new role of a wife, a daughter n sister-in-law, and i had no friends that i could call MY OWN. there were no rabbits coming out of a hat. this was one mysterious phase in my life i had to solve on my own with determination and resolve. im not goin to say F was not my most trusting, dependable faun. if it was nt for him i would nt have survived it. but my emotions which weer unexplainable and unrecognizable to myself had to be taken care of by myself alone.

however that phase is now long over. in it i met the white witch (winter), the lion (spring, summer and the flaming autumn), the fox, a couple of mr. & mrs. beavers some closer than others, and made some friends that i can call my own (S & A). now im ready to make a trip back home. ironically, home now is in two places. home is where F is and home is where i ve grown up, my family, my friends and pf course karachi my city. dual living with equal love and care. mashallah. so karachi here i come...


3 comments:

cheesoo said...

i relate to this post on so many levels... have a blast!
cheeers

insiya said...

you are here! and so is shezallthat! - let's meet up! :)

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