Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
It is my pleasure to once again celebrate with you.
Umm Sulaim’s Thoughts has been a vocal cause for social freedom.
Today, we celebrate that.
Where intimidation has been a tool to extract silence, I have made my voice.
Where fear has been a norm, I have demonstrated through my living that fear is not a culture worthy of adoption.
Thank you all for your support.
I remember Mulla Muhammad Umar and Usamah Bin Laden.
For the former, I still feel his absence; for the latter, my grief caused me insomnia.
You see, while I could not find the tears to express my feelings at the assassination of Usamah Bin Laden, my sorrow manifested in a different way.
For three months following his demise, I suffered post-traumatic stress disorder ~PTSD.
I longed for sleep, but as soon as my eyes shut, I experienced flashbacks.
It was a haunting situation.
One day, I told myself: I cannot continue like this. I need sleep.
While thoughts of Usamah were not at the fore of my conscious state, my mind had set itself to recall his death whenever I closed my eyes.
To interrupt that, I thought of positive and cheerful occasions.
With my vivid imagination, I created delightful scenes in my mind.
After three months, I regained my ability to sleep without fear.
My good friends, enjoy your day wherever you are.
The one and only,