Friday, January 2, 2009

Walking along the Corniche

Yesterday evening I went for a reaallllly long walk along the Corniche. From Salam Street all the way to Marina Mall. Abdel Karim (our driver who dropped me off) looked mighty surprised that the "shareef girl from Pakistan" was going for a walk by herself.

The weather was beautiful! Cool sea breeze and a slight mist... A group of teenagers was riding bikes... Sometimes, I wish I were that age again... no responsibilities, blind faith, naivety, optimism... growing up really isn't something to be chuffed about! Anyway, I walked on past the hotels and health clubs with traffic whizzing by until I finally reached the intersection. Waiting for the light to turn green it suddenly hit me how much I missed my mom... She still holds my hand when we're crossing the street back home, especially when we're in Tariq Road where the rickshaw-wallas and taxi drivers try to run you over. Miss you mom... and I know I don't say this often enough but I really love you and appreciate everything you've done for me.

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