Blink, and infinite particles have scattered into more infinite arrangements,
colliding in their own cataclysmic ways, with uncertain destinations,
Blink, and dewdrops spring from your eye lashes as they join the rain,
united and falling in a smooth trail,
Blink, and the darkness you engulf yourself in is a momentary cocoon from the daunting world out there,
but the caterpillar must turn into a butterfly,
Blink, and the sunshine bathes your eyes once again,
enchanting you in its warmth and fuzziness,
Blink, and the book you were reading or the movie you were watching reaches and epic plot twist,
you take a few more blinks to process the change in reality,
Blink, and millions are born to join this safe haven of an Earth,
staring widely and curiously into their mothers loving eyes,
Blink, and millions of people lay in bed as they breathe their last breath
waiting patiently, to great death like their closest friend
But hold your eyes closed for a couple of more seconds, my child,
and the world is in chaos or eternal bliss
Flowers bloom and a seeds grows into forests,
while endangered animals flee with every fabric in their body to live another day
In one corner of the world, a father plays tag with his little angel,
While at a different corner, a father, turned blind with tragedy and rage, sends his little angel back to the heavens
Accords form. Truth has arrived. Falsehood has perished,
Fights and unrest emerge. Friends become enemies. Justice becomes as rare as reconnecting a severed head,
A boy has become a man, reaching the epitome of his career,
blinking uncontrollably to shield tears from the reality that a man can still
be a boy,
Words alligned in beautiful sentences cause hearts to bloom,
a slip of the tongue shatters all the beauty it once created


But don’t wallow in sorrow, my child, neither should you grieve,
this world is an absolute wonder, of so many moments
All the joy and sorrow can be achieved if you wish and strive for it,All you need is a blink of an eye to set the course in motion

My name is Andale Seaworne. I’m a regular 20 year old Muslim Pakistani girl navigating through life, sharing knowledge and opinion related to different topics in life from basic moral values with relevance to Islamic teachings to travelling, books, food, personal experiences, observations, interpretations and anything that comes to my mind.


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7 thoughts on “Blink

  1. I really enjoyed this!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you soo much!

  2. Excellent wisdom!

    Recommend the book
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Malcolm Gladwell

  3. Thank you! It means so much to me. Will definitely give it a read 😁

  4. A profound look at life, attending.

      1. Most welcome 🙂

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