November 26, 2007

Brittle Blue Sky

The air is cooling here in Doha. Gone or going is the unwelcome sluggishness that comes with unbearable heat. The mornings are crisp as the brittle blue sky looms overhead. I recently bought an Indian made bike that weighs about one hundred pounds and I ride it to school. I start each day with my iPod blasting a shuffled mood from my playlist. This morning as I swallowed mouthfuls of air, observed the growing vegetation on the street medians, and felt the cool breeze swish by my rolling wheels, I blasted Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses. It was as close to perfect as I have gotten in a while. There is something new coming. Innovation change. Novelty. Fresh…by the way I booked my tickets to Tunisia last night.

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Sweet child o' mine


  1. maybe it is a universal thing, i can feel things shifting as well. somehow this winter presents fresh new things on my plate. i don't even have to wait to spring :)

    i love breathing in crisp air, while riding my bike and listening to good music too. it's like you're riding alongside of freedom.

  2. hey mr raisdana,
    sorry if im commenting on the wrong spot or anything,
    but i just stumbled upon ur blogspot since i was bored in my freetime and i think its really cool.
    you've really put a lot of effort into this thing, and i gotta say ur new apartment looks really nice and kaia (i hope i spelled it right) is really cute now :D
    hope all is well in qatar, and how would u say it compares to MKIS?
    until then, take care,

  3. Hey Sachin,

    This is a fine place to leave a comment. I have always been weary of allowing students into this part of my life, but it looks like now that the cat is out of the bag, I have no choice.

    Having said that, I appreciate your mature and caring comments. Doha and MKIS are similar in many wasy, but I haven't energy to answer that now. Stay tuned and I am sure I will get to it soon...Take care.

  4. Ah, Intrepid Flame, thou Muse! Great that you're blogging again, bringing us inspiration and beauty.


  5. ".. been weary..." <-- wary?

    Oh and I thought I should comment, as it's interesting that here in Malaysia things seem to be somewhat more ... infinite/eternal/unchanging.

    I don't know if its just the fact that there are no seasons, that the weather is the same every day, or just that I'm not noticing it, but even despite all the technological changes and advancements constantly taking place, I sometimes wonder whether we are moving forwards or not at all. Sometimes I even wonder: are we moving back?

    But I agree about 'Sweet Child of Mine', it's got to be my favorite Guns N' Roses song.