The tricky thing about time is that it has a million personalities and sometimes they’re too quick  to keep up with. Often, like a truant child, it slips away from our immediate attention and and later we’re left wondering how all those minutes sneaked by. This realization of unawareness is, many a time, coupled with a tentative anxiety and a nagging frustration of having been so unaware because…well, there’s so much to do! So much to learn and what not! And it doesn’t help when one is in a ‘hibernative-eternally-bored-gone-for-lunch-inactive’ mode when the realization strikes.

So buck up, me! And get going! Here’s a smile to get you started: 🙂

From the Qur’an, Surah Asr:

In the Name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful

1. By Al-‘Asr (the time).

2. Verily! Man is in loss,

3. Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma’ruf)which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar)which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.).

PS Don’t be bitter when you catch yourself again. You’re human, dude! Plus, it’s wintery. Not that, that’s a valid excuse every time. Ok, this will do.

PPS  This post uses the italics much.

PPPS Do you realize that this year’s almost done? 0.0