Only there…

Only there, a mother kisses her lost son.

Only there, a son grows to meet his fathers’ expectations.

Only there, a childless couple meet 3, 4, maybe even 8 of their kids, touch them, feel them, speak to them.

Only there, a long lost friend is with you over a cup of coffee, discussing today matters as casually as it may get.

Only there, a student yet to take an exam, passes with flying colours, maybe even excel beyond expectations.

Only there, a severe agony is kissed goodbye.

Only there, a trauma is healed leaving no scars behind.

Only there, a forfeited love is brought back to life.

Only there, a twinkling star is within reach.

Only there, there in a dream, fantasy is real.

Only there, during sleep, we’re transferred to a scene beyond our imagination and left to….dream! Maybe for a minute, maybe for an hour, we don’t even know, we don’t even care. We live it, we indulge in that precise moment and that is what counts.

We dream during sleep and we question “why this dream, why that dream”. Do we stop and thank GOD for giving us tangible fantasies.


Good night, sweet dreams...

Good night, sweet dreams...


If you laugh after a dream, thank Allah for that moment of absolute bliss.

If you cry after a dream, thank Allah it was just a dream.






  1. Nadia said,

    September 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Oh Shahrazad! Beautiful post! Don’t know about everyone else, but I’m touched. I always try to lie in bed for an extra two minutes each morning trying to remember my dreams. My dreams are usually very vivid and real. Full stories, situations, people, conversations, etc. It’s so amazing. I have a notebook called’ My Dream Journal’ where I note down very odd dreams that I’ve had (try dreaming the Tsunami the day before it happened! That was creepy). Two nights ago I dreamed about a friend who passed away and I was sitting with him on a bench telling him of all the reactions that I’d seen from people when they heard about the death. We had a full intelligent conversation! And he passed away almost a year ago! I thank God for giving me those precious moments, whether they were real or not. Humans have yet to discover the mystery of dreams!

    • Shahrazad said,

      September 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Nadia. I don’t have a dream journal (great idea btw!) but I do pay attention to my what I dreamt every morning, especially if it’s something with a message. I do not believe in superstition but there certainly is something magical (if that’s the word) with dreams, it’s evident in the Quran (Surat Yousef). Like you said, we’re yet to discover the mystery of dreams.

      Tsunami and talking to the deceased? you’re freaking me out, watched the series “medium”?!

  2. Nima said,

    September 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Oh….that was nice

  3. September 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    For a moment there i thought i was dreaming
    The words so clam so constructed, so touching simply beautiful ma sha Allah

    Thank you for sharing this and some dreams if you work hard enough can come true 🙂

    • Shahrazad said,

      September 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm

      Mayya, thank you! true… miracles do happen and dreams do come true. Sometimes you need to work hard enough, sometimes you need to pray hard enough…. and few times only, you need to surrender and let go 🙂

  4. September 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    What a beautiful post! There’s nothing like the feeling of realizing a bad dream was just a dream, and also nothing like wishing you hadn’t woken up from a good dream. Thanks for posting this 🙂

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