Imagine

The March on Washington this year took place on March 20, 2010. Thousands of people from all different backgrounds joined together as one to protest the war and ask for peace between all nations. It was organized by ANSWER Coalition and Muslim American Society. Here are just a few photos I took that day (click to enlarge).
All we are saying is Give Peace A Chance
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


[all photos- ©copyright 2010]

late-night drive♥

We left Multi-Cultural Night an hour early for a little adventure. I drove down a winding, dark road that I used to be scared of, to a pretty place that used to mean something. The road was closed off for the night, so instead of a left we took a right at the light and headed away from those memories that they were working so hard to reconstruct. For the first time in a long time we drove aimlessly, lost in thought. We’re happy.
On our way home, we couldn’t help but notice the perfectly positioned stars in the sky. We are so insignificant in this vast universe, our problems so trivial.

friends♥

Dearest Anisah,

Your blog takes me elsewhere. To perfect, innocent, summer days where the sun is shining, the air is crisp, and there is a just-barely-there cool breeze that makes you close your eyes for a moment just so that you can open them back up and realize that you are not dreaming. I feel like my whole body is in equilibrium right now. My mind is elsewhere. I feel like I’m on a tire swing hanging from a tree with veins of lemonade. I feel like a child who just explored an abandoned summer house with my best friend, momentarily scared, and walked out feeling so alive. I feel like I’m lying down on healthy, green blades of grass, looking up at the clouds and day dreaming. I feel like a child who is running around on an adventure with her best friend to find fairies that will help us uncover secrets that will save the magical world. I feel like I’m in a tree house where there is a crack in the roof just big enough to let the sunlight shine through. I feel like I’m running through the sprinklers. My soul is smiling. I feel like the world is at peace. PEACE, Anisah! After all this war and disaster, it is like holding something you thought was out of your reach for so long and nothing has ever felt better. This feeling of love has just now taken over me and I’m smiling like everything really is just perfect. I have no idea how to say thank you for this feeling. I’m crying right now. I miss you, darling. I love you so much. I want to see you soon inshAllah 🙂 -Farah


WOW. I may have just become, if I wasn’t already, the happiest person in the world. Nicest thing ever said about a blog? I think so 🙂 I love Farah.

warmth♥

There was a quote that I wanted to post but I forgot it. Are you at all surprised? Maybe I’ll remember…

Today I spent the day coloring canvases with pastels in the sun. We sat out on a blanket in the park on campus and enjoyed the warm weather. A girl interviewed us about alternative energy, we walked over pretty sidewalk chalk art and listened to the Beatles. Inspirationnn. I talked to every single person in my family via 10 different phone calls and text messages. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KHALID! I colored another canvas.

Warm weather makes me happppppppppy. Everyone on campus is just more joyful when the weather doesn’t suck 🙂
I haven’t missed a sunset in four days.

rooftop sunsets♥

Maybe we’ve grown far apart, but we’re still under the same sky. And that makes me hopeful. I’m still scared, though, to know that everything I’ve done to make this last may have been for nothing. As always, it annoys me that I care so much. Maybe that’s what has gotten in our way. And I think way too much for it to be easy for me to fall asleep at night. Once again, I reach the conclusion that all good things come to an end. But it may also be too early to tell. I hope that’s the case. Waiting sucks.

And I miss my family :/

skies♥

we’re all so wasteful. especially with our time.
today i am most worried about our youth.
did you see the moon last night? it was full and beautiful.

i was on top of the world, then i was slowly brought down. now i’m back on top, i’m the happiest i’ve ever been.