Break Break Break

Break, break, break,
         On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
         The thoughts that arise in me.
– Tennyson


I have an insatiable desire to be around water. It’s always been there and I’ve become more active recently about seeking out views to see water in it’s every form. The words of Tennyson resonated with me when Dr. Suheil Laher said them last week at a Fawakih event. He compared the inexplicable feeling one experiences at the sight of water hitting cold grey stones, with the feelings one has at the end of a journey that has changed them in ways they could never have imagined. You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place or a journey, as though you will not only miss the people, the sounds, and scenes around you, but you’ll also miss the person that you are in that time and that place, because you’ll never be that way ever again. I miss who I am when I’m with water. For anyone who has a love for watching water, it’s a true and recurring feeling .. to feel something deeply yet have few words to describe your internal thoughts.

In your free time, go to a lake or river stream and just watch the water. You’ll be surprised by what you learn about the world and yourself in those moments.

-Fi Amanillah-


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