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The World Stops (Embracing Change – part 5)

In early September,

Mona and I were enjoying some brunch

Just like friends in the USA do

 

Suddenly I felt like something was wrong

I felt like that the whole had stopped

I knew that something disastrous had occurred

I could feel it

 

Suddenly, my new Nokia rang

It was Ard

Did you hear what happened?

 

My head was spinning, I did not know what was happening

Looking across,

I saw the same look on Mona’s face

Some terrorist took down the Twin Towers

It was Ard

My face immediately became as large as dinner plates

I could not believe it!

The tallest building in the world

Destroyed?

 

What would people think

When they see an immigrant like me

Who in their opinion

May look like a terrorist?

 

I gave myself a reassuring smile

I should know not to digress like that

I have been through so much

And an attack

Will not prevent me

From being a successful person

 

I know that whenever I am faced with change

I should not panic

I should embrace it!

Some context: What do you remember the most about the year you came to the US? Can’t beat 9/11, can I? I was lunching with my friend and Da had called. 

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7 thoughts on “The World Stops (Embracing Change – part 5)

  1. Applause Hari….

    Wow, that was a beautiful piece Maha…I know I will go back and read several times over…tell him to keep writing. You live in him as much as he lives in you. Lion King song is really playing in my head right now…seeing your world in his eyes, in his words. Amazing , thank you for sharing😘❤️🙏

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment UL. I read yours and others to him, and he was thrilled to bits!

      On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:28 AM Thoughts Unlimited wrote:

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