2016- At a small fast food restaurant in Bani Gala, Islamabad. My two grandsons Mir Rayyan Rabbani and Mir Abdullah Umar waiting for their order. What has caught their attention more? “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, shall we guess?
Mir Abdullah happy to get a break from his study time. Admiring a Kashmiri Culture item the ‘Kaangrri’ a small woven basket with a clay pot inside to hold burning coal pieces…a heating source in Winters in the extreme cold snowy regions of our lost homeland Kashmir (Indian Occupied) Now ‘Kaangrri’ is a museum item,precious and rare. The innocent inborn love being communicated is so evident here.This shot is now a family classic. Culture must be preserved.
What a coincidence.The third shot again features Abdullah Umar . Here I found him communicating with the leaves and branches.The children loved this house and this terrace was their favorite place and with time they were able to reach out and touch the trees. The house was sold in 2014 and we shifted to Islamabad from Rawalpindi. How time and space combined with captured images make unforgettable memories.
And the most Glorious Communication I always feel is the Love and Beauty of Nature. The majesty of colors, the infinite vastness of the boundless sky, the serenity of the landscape,the never tiring creative forms of clouds, merging and emerging, sailing, rumbling, flashing, manifesting the Power of the Almighty. “There are signs for those who observe and think and try to understand”
“Stay close to Nature and thou shalt not err”. Alexander Pope.
Thank you for another wonderful captivating thought provoking Challenge.