Thursday, November 22, 2012

Leaning On

The night before last night.

I called, the cellphone was switched off. Five hours, still the calls were not attended and the messages remained unanswered. There was news of threats to the so-called peace in Karachi, yet the cellphone was not adhered to. The gazillionth call and there was a 'hello' at the other end. A hello that spoke of failure but the determination was still there.

Yes, there was failure. Leaving behind the work we had, we rushed outside, the winter that's not really winter welcomed us. Rang the bell, there was the face of determination. Stayed out till late at night, what was done was done, but just knowing that one has support to lean on to when it all seems to have broken down helps.

No, one does not watch the other one fall down. One runs to pick the person up; at times the courage that we have falters and the strength we have weakens.

At the end of the day, we all have our battles to fight and struggles to overcome. It's not about the problems, it's about the way we face those problems.


Crystal said...

One could easily applyt that to their life.. I could apply that to mine! Thanks for sharing Lubaina.. :)

Lubaina E. said...

Well, I had meddled up thoughts; just poured them all out :)