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Simplicity is the best policy!

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave tear drops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

A Foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
‘Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I’m far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I’m weird ’cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell

But I’ll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
‘Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Fireflies
Owl City
Adam Young

Now this song never stops amusing me! Whenever I listen to it I fall back in love with it. Takes me back to my dreams, where I’m in control of everything, and by everything I mean everything and everyone! It reminds me of the little details of life that we often fail to cherish when these  details require our prompt attention and care. I’ve always believed that real beauty lies in real details. We shouldn’t always be aiming for bigger goals in life, ignoring all the smaller achievements by not sharing them with our loved ones, because at the of the day why do we do things in life really? The only true answer is because we want to share them. Anyway, It’s needless to say one should be ambitious in life but at the same time one should always take time out for the little things that matter to most of us!

Another essence that I’d like to talk about from the song, is that one should always take his time doing things. There are no shortcuts in life, and it’s for all the good reasons, only that we don’t see the reasons then. Life can only teach its lessons by letting us experiment all the way through it, from the day we are born till the day we stop existing. People who look for shortcuts they keep doing so for the rest of their lives up until when it’s time for them to go back to the (ALLAH)Creator and then they realise that there were no shortcuts, really. It’s just like when they say that the journey is as important as the destination. There’s one more thing, until and unless you prove yourself worthy of something you can’t really enjoy it, it doesn’t matter you earn it or get it for free! So yeah, I think we should cherish each moment that we live and live it as if it is our last!

The last thing that it reminds me of, is childhood innocence and childhood on the whole. It makes me think about why and how our lives become so complicated. Why do people become complicated? Why don’t things and relationships stay the same forever? Where does our own simplicity go? Why do people start having different opinions about things? Why do people start hating other people? Why?

Anyway, I think these questions cannot be answered or maybe I don’t have the wisdom to go about answering these complex questions about the philosophy of life, because at least I don’t want to participate in this chaos. Not anymore! I always lived a simple life and simple life is what everyone should live.

So yeah, this song is all about wanting to keep things simple like they were in our childhood. It’s about remembering and trying to hold on to our childhood and never letting it go! Which I think is a brilliant idea, because life was so much more beautiful then, than what it has become.

Thanks for the read,

M B A Khan


Life as a grade-aholic!

Couldn’t agree with you more Pakeezah!


Learned from bus conductor-7

Well expressed!

Your blog post reminded me of an incident which happened with me!

What happened was that I was travelling on such a bus in Pakistan and I gave a 100 rupees note to the ‘conductor’ (same age as mine at that time, about 16 or 17), he gave me the wrong change back. When I asked him, he said something and then I said something back which I honestly don’t remember, but what I remember clearly was that we ended up arguing about something and I said those harsh words after which he ignored me and moved on to the next passenger.

What I said was: “Agar parh likh letay to yeh din na deikhna parta na!”  Translation: “Only if you were educated you would have been better off!”

I’m 25 years old now, almost a decade older, but it still kills me from inside whenever I get reminded of it! :S But I guess I was an ignorant little brat who was doing his O levels at that time and didn’t know shit about life and what to say and what not to say… :S

I would’ve never realised what I’ve said to that poor fellow, but only when one of my best friends (Ibrahim) who was also travelling with me reminded me of it when we reached home. He told me that what I said to the conductor was not nice at all. Then I relived the whole incident in my head and realised how cruel I had been to the conductor.

So yeah, I still feel bad about it and I wish that if I have hurt him, he forgives me before aakhirat. It’s a burden on my chest. :S

What if that bus conductor was never educated? What if he wanted education but he or his parents couldn’t afford it? What if he wanted to become a bus conductor and he liked his job? What if it was his destiny and it was chosen by Allah Mian for him to live his life as a conductor? What if he was only doing it temporarily because of some unavoidable circumstances? What if I have hurt him so much that he cursed me later on? What if he started hating every other pupil that got on to that bus? What if… and What not.. :S

All these questions disturb me even today… 😦

May Allah forgive me for my sins and prevents me from hurting people like this in future! Ameen

Lessons Learned: Always think twice before you say anything. Never judge anyone for something which is not in their control.

M B A Khan

Soul of Life!

This long awaited post of mine is finally taking its shape today and finally I have managed to gather words to put together.

I was on my way home from office on 19th of October when this incident took place that really made me learn something thought provoking that our society needs to think about. Well I got the bus and since there was no place to sit, I was standing , accompanied by bunch of other women who were as exhaust as me, yet they had to reach home in time. So this mid-age bus conductor of the coach made a deliberate effort to get in the ladies compartment and started asking for Bus fare. One of the ladies whom he asked, said that “Mai ne apko hundred rupees diye to thay”. ( I had given you hundred rupees already ). To which he replied, “Yeh hundred kia hota…

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