Half a year…

The subway is my pondering station. I don’t know how the time flies on it, but it does. Maybe it’s because I hardly use it, so when I do get on it, it feels like an experience every time. The people you see, the sounds you hear, the air you feel brushing against your face as the trains come to a stop, it’s all part of the experience.

How long does it take someone to get used to something? How long does it take for change to become normalcy again? I think it all depends on how busy a person is. SubhanaAllah, the days pass by and we don’t even realize it. It’s been a bit over a year since the move and it seems funny to think that much time has passed! What’s even more funny is that, it is during the visits home, that things don’t feel normal, like you’re not in your zone anymore…

The city is beautiful. Coming back to the island from Queens last night, you could see all the lit buildings, thousands and thousands of lights, decorating hundreds of buildings, different heights into the sky…But what was really beautiful about the view was the moon. It was ever so bright, like half a bowl, hanging there in the sky…and it was awesome to see the creation of man underneath and the creation of God above it. It was just one of those views that made you smile and feel happy for no certain reason. And while I’m usually a fan of nature, there was something about all the lights and the buildings that was nice when you zoomed out. It was a change from the green I guess. It was different. Now zooming in, you enter the city and progress through its hallway like streets, and reality hits again with a cop chasing a flying car, the horns playing a musical in the streets, and the yellow cabs zooming by. You finally get home. You’re in your little cubicle apartment and you add to the lit windows by turning on your lights. It’s quite here, sheltered from it all, alhamdulillah…

This city is one of a kind.


4 Responses to Half a year…

  1. Sadiyah says:

    Sounds nice mashallah, here we get a lil of everything, but I guess out city parts wouldn’t ever compare to NY 😛

  2. Dania says:

    i wanna come visit 🙂 inshaAllah

  3. DaughterofPearls says:

    Wow…3 days was not enough HS 😉
    The subway was fun though..and the lights…Alhamdulilah I am so happy you are somewhere so special and different….

    And I know what you mean about home not being the same…I mean for me, it is still ‘home’…i am here on one loooong vacation…but there are random moments where it feels like no, I really did leave…and time passes by incredibly incredibly fast…I can’t believe it has been almost a year for me too! subhanallah….

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