Today marks the supposedly 7 years of theyellowglass. Supposedly because, there was a hiatus, and then the deletion of the original wordpress blog, but the spirit of writing was there despite the turmoil.
Well, I’m only here now and then because I know not many know of my presence here, that I get to keep my true identity hidden. That’s a blessing anyway, I don’t like the crowds. And that I get to write without any feeling of judgment being placed on me.
But, I’m just going to keep on learning.
I’m not as enthralled as when I’m connected with nature. Inside the woods and the calming stream of the waterfall lies a peace that is always pleasing to the ears, eyes, and ultimately, the soul. It’s invigorating.
A human being may see a leaf as it is – just another organism that is part of an orchestra that plays to the tune of the universe.
A believer in Allah sees a leaf as a sign of His Greatness – how He has perfectly designed its shape and size. It brought me to an insight which every believer should be aware of – Everything is measured. The universe has been created in perfect measurement, and everything happens for a reason. Everything is in order.
The deeper meanings of life, a treasure only the believer in Allah ‘Azza Wa Jal will truly cherish once He has found the true connection with Him alone – according to what He has prescribed for us.
Keep wandering, and keep wondering..
Sometimes you watch a movie and you could relate well to the character. Lately I found a piece of me that went missing for quite a while in a movie about one man’s will and desire to fight against the regime of his country. The actor played his part well in delivering the scripts given to him. It is with his acting and how he carries himself outside his professional career that made me realise how movies are just like books – they tell stories, too, but in a visualised manner. Perhaps that was my great mistake in pushing away movies; for years I detested movies because of how they waste our time and life, but as I learn more about storytelling and the impact it has on an individual, it’s given me a great perspective, a fresh outlook on movies.
There are movies that, although I had only a glimpse of them back when I was still a child, somehow they decided to stay at the back of my mind until today. Little did I know that these movies have been trying to tell me something – The Terminal and The Truman Show. I’m at an age now where I can finally, with the independent mind understand what the directors were trying to tell us of the core message of life. But everyone has its own interpretations of the movies they watch. I remember at one point in my life, after waking up to reality, I asked myself, “surely there must be a way to watch a movie. I don’t want to waste my time putting my mind to sleep.”
And thus began the critical thinking in choosing movies, and that’s how the two movies mentioned above came popping up again in my mind, by His Permission. I’m still picky when it comes to watching movies now. Most of what the mainstream media offer these days I will try to push them aside first. I won’t follow the flow, and I won’t be led away by the positive reviews people give to a movie. That’s their review, not mine. I don’t want to be influenced by what others think of a certain matter. Allah gave me a mind to think for myself, and that, to me, is a great abundance we have given away in this day and age.
I still love indie movies. But for now, I’m going to, perhaps, have a run on Tom Hanks’ acting and re-watch some of his masterpiece. I could truly relate to The Terminal and the metaphors it used in the movie. It left me wondering and wandering…
What movie would you recommend me next?
I am reminded tonight of how short life is. To see a man lying motionless, blood around his face made me realise now how we shouldn’t get ourselves into petty arguments which lead to nowhere, or pursuits in life that don’t add meaning and quality in our lives.
May Allah forgive us all and remind me and you to always be remembering Him alone, and prepare the answers for the questions that’ll be asked, and I pray we won’t need to be questioned on the Day of Judgment and be granted Jannahtul Firdaus without hisab. Aameen.