Between my shadow and my soul

Hopeless Idealist for Life!!

Excerpt from the Holy Qur'an Surah 94 verse 6
Translation: Verily with every difficulty there is relief

It's been a terrible week. I had a spastic colon attack, my best friend received the worst news ever, there were violent strikes at work, I had car troubles and my dissertation refuses to transfigure into a piece of paper signed by a Dean.

And then there was Today. How do I describe it?

The feeling I had witnessing the sunrise over O.R Tambo this morning was of invincibility. Not in the Fir'aun sense. But feeling like even if I collapse after ten k's, I tried. Nothing or no-one can touch me or fill me with self-doubt if I have the will to try. And the dissenters were many, all who care too much for me. I was not doing this to prove them wrong, but to prove my instinct right. A memorable moment was when i sms'd ZubHab, saying doing this with no proper equipment or training was impossible. His reply: "Your keyboard is messed up. Your last message has the word impossible in it".Unil one am this morning I was doubtful, bludgers, hurdling towards me. Then my Dad gave me a small yet so significant gesture of confidence. There was no turning back, then.

No training. No cycling proficiency. Yet I did 50k's. Partly because it started off downhill before the damn inclines. Waseem, on the last incline I was singing Burn, mother******, burn. But also because of Ayesha.

From the word go, she was game. She encouraged me when everyone else said I was totally insane. Thanks to her banter for a constant 3 hours, riding on the highway was an adventure that can't be rivalled. She changed a flat tyre like a pro all by herself in a coupla minutes. If there is anyone I want to go backpacking in India or Africa with, or go on the Amazing Race with, it is Ayesha.

3 shared ideas:

Azra February 8, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

I'm so proud of you and Ayesha :) Congrats!

I always believe that you can do anything if you put your mind to it...ANYTHING! Today was an example of that.

Heres to sisters, who are "doing it for themselves, standing on their own two feet"...

Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet February 9, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

Inspirational. Time to dump my potatoes and learn how to ride a bike. Ayesha was most reassuring that I'm not the only dork.

Waseem February 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

Were you thinking of me at that time or Obed Mlaba?