The Reason behind it…

Today I am going to share the very first article I posted on “ghorofiker” titled: ” Why a new Blog?” Well here is the answer…

It has always been a deep passion within me to somehow capture and preserve the beauty of nature around me, throughout my life… even as a child I would be just mesmerized with the clouds and the rain, the sun and the shadows, the flowers and the trees, the birds and their movements… and so much more… and all of these seemed to tug at my heart and it would just hurt me to think that this image which moves me so much will be gone soon… the sun will set, the shadows will move, the seasons will change, the flowers will dry out… and of course the bird is going to fly away… so how can I just hold it… so I can cherish it forever…? how can I avoid losing the beauty of the moment… This passion led me to photography but that added to my thirst instead of satiating me…because the image that the eye sees cannot ever be captured by the lens of the camera… it will always be different because the life within these things can be seen and felt only by the living eye and it cannot be presented in an image that is lifeless… At the most it can be called a resemblance or a shadow of the actual thing… but still I kept giving in to the desire of my heart and kept taking photos no matter whether they looked good to me or not…

And then the breakthrough came without me even realizing it to be so… what happened was that one day when I took the photo of a rose bud…

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Although initially I was focusing on the larger bud… but it just took my breath away when I zoomed in and saw the details on the smaller bud on the right… it looked like there were stitches of green thread on its side and they were being stretched apart by the silky red petals inside waiting to burst open from that tiny slit… this sight caused me to forward it to my friend… along with my commentary… she found it to be quite eye opening and said that I must share it with others too… because there is so little focus on the creation of Allah… we just take these things for granted and don’t look for the lessons Allah is teaching us through His creation…

So when I started looking more deeply and focused on extracting these lessons from the signs of Allah spread all around me… I finally found the deep satisfaction which I was looking for… and finally Allah made me understand the purpose for which he gave me this passion for observing his signs… it was not for just preserving the outer forms… rather it was to preserve the message being conveyed by all these things… but to see this message you have to look with the eyes of your heart… yes your heart has eyes just like mine… all we need to do is to open them and start looking around!! 

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