#63 Life

by Jahanera Noor

Jolly is a word which describes me. Why, you may ask? When the world can be so dull. You wake up in the morning and the first thing you want to do is put a stimulant in your mouth so that you can face the day. Coffee, yes coffee. Sound familiar? And then you get in the shower to wake yourself up because you somehow don’t possess the quality of “life” or “vigour” about you. When I get up I go to the window; pull the curtains open. I see a grey sky with black clouds, dark buildings. Thunder is brewing. The heavens are about to open. It’s beautiful. I'm not that hungry but I go downstairs and put two slices of bread in the toaster. I don't need the radio on or the television to connect me to the world. I am happy and content on my own. There are no thoughts of the future. No fear about what tomorrow will bring. Just peace and contentment with what I have now. Being me. Being present. Being still and being alive in this world. You see we never know how long life will last. For me it will be days now, if that. There was nothing they could do for me. I saw eyes full of pity and words of comfort but I have chosen happiness for the time that remains.

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