Wednesday 25 November 2009

Why I Smile (Happy Thanksgiving!)

And we are put on earth a little space, that we might bear the beams of love -William Blake

Dance, when you're broken open.
if you've torn the bandage off.
in the middle of the fighting.
in your blood.
when you're perfectly free.

- Rumi


Maggie May said...

The joy is bouncing off the page in beams of light.

Jeannette StG said...

It's great to have a family loving each other! With all the things you have been going through physically, Shaista, this is something no one and nothing can take this away:)

Jeannette StG said...

Sorry, forgot to ask if you have seen my new art page (different from my main blog)?

Relyn Lawson said...

OH yes, just dance. So glad to make a friend who dances most when things are worst. Bless you.

Tess Kincaid said...

The pics of your lovely family made me smile, Shaista! Keep dancing!

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

Your beautiful family. All beaming.
You are rich dear girl, very rich, and healthy, strong in all the things that last and matter. I do not worry for you one bit, but fret for the ones around you who watch you suffer.I would bend on my knees and lace up your dancing shoes for you.

TheChicGeek said...


I am on vacation but I came to wish you a Happy American Thanksgiving!

Many Blessings and Hugs to You!

caramelcaramelo said...

what a blessing ! and i am certain you all know how to cherish every moment and smile. happy thanksgiving! kenza.

RT said...

love it!! nice pics :)

Renee said...

Shaista you are gorgeous.

What a beautiful family you have.

Your Mom and Dad are both beautiful too.

Love Renee xoxo

Marion said...

First time reading your blog.You are a wonderful, inspirational writer. I am sorry for your illness and truly hope for your recovery.

Ruth said...

What gorgeous smiles! More and even greater happiness to you, Shaista.

Aristarkhos said...

Like I have told Riz before. I cannot believe that is Irfan. I can still recognise you from what I remember of you guys when you were back in Bombay. But Irfan. Damn...he has changed so much. He could have at least hung on to the braces. :)

Aunty doesn't seem to have aged a bit! Uncle's greyed a little (and so have I...) but looking good.

Riz still 'appears' as skinny as me. :))

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving is the lobe of your family. In abundance.

So glad you have that :)



Samosas for One said...

Your family looks very happy!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Your radiant smile is as full of joy as Rumi's words which you quote (and which I love) so frequently. I am happy you are surrounded by so much love.

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