Friday, November 16, 2007

First......

Nothing is more precious than the "first" of everything.... First love, first kiss, first relationship with a soulmate, a best friend or a work place, first salary, first personal gift we get or we give. Those firsts have a magical substance that gets deep inside us and never leave.... First time to snow is one of my favorites, maybe because it happens every year and yet it feels as new every time. No it's not snowing outside, it will soon, but I just felt the urge of it. In the absence of any new "firsts" for the last few years, the "first" snow is all what I have.


As cold as it may be, snow fills my heart with warmth. When the flakes dance on their way to touch the ground, they tell a story, they sing it. If we listen closely, we can hear it. A song about a new day, a new time, a new life. Those flakes descend from heaven every year but they always start the season with that happy song of hope. That song is what I have had. If I could only be a flake of snow or act like one, excited to arrive to my destination, knowing what my destination is, and dance my way there, I would have become a better me. A me that still believes in something, still believes in many things that I have lost my faith in; starting with me.

I love the first snow....I will hold on to loving it until I find my new "first"...or at least start believing that I will ever have a new "first".....

3 comments:

Omar said...

we had our first snow fall a few days ago. The exchange students were really excited to see the big snow flakes... which is weird because they're from France and Germany!

Summer said...

The first snow is always the purest of them all...espcially if it was not stepped on right away!! so serene and fresh looking.

Tom said...

Dear Ihsan,

I am an American college student who has been following you're blog for an assignment in one of my courses. I just wanted to say that it is very refreshing to get some perspective on what it is really like to be Arabic and live in the Middle East. You can't grasp issues like this just from reading American media sources. I look forward to keeping up with your posts in the future. Thanks!