If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything? – Daily prompt by The Daily Post
Immediately after leaving the gym, on Monday of last week, I went to book store to buy a fresh collection of books. Reading books on daily basis is an integral part of my life. Whatever the situation is, there is no better friend than a book. For those who make reading a part of the art of living, calmness of the mind is an automatic outcome and same is the case with me. Sheer pleasure of reading, gaining knowledge and attaining awareness are my reasons for my habit of reading.
After spending an hour in the store I bought following books:
- Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism by Karen Armstrong
- Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
- 50 World history events you really need to know by Ian Crofton
Besides having a profound love for reading, I have great passion for sports. FIFA World Cup 2014 fever is on and I have hardly missed any match so far.
There is never a dull moment in the political circus of Pakistan and last week is no exception to it. Pakistan Army launching operation ‘Zarb e Azb’ against TTP is one of the most critical moment in history of the country. During these developments, from nowhere, a ‘Self-proclaimed revolutionary messiah’ in from of Dr Qadri has emerged on the political scene. The government has exhibited extreme immaturity and completely mishandled the situation. The likes of Gullu Butt and Dr Qadri are in limelight where all of our attention should have been on supporting army and helping Internally Displaced Persons.
Sports and the political mess kept me engaged throughout the week and I was not able to read or start any of the book.
If I could relive the past week, I would like to ensure that the political mess don’t happen again and manage to find some precious hours to start reading the books.
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy” – Edward P. Morgan