It seems to be a season of home-shifting. For years, rents went through the roof leaving residents high and dry. Mercifully, they are falling now in Sharjah. Many friends are looking for better places to stay.
I am no exception, but the mistake I did is to tell a cynic-friend about my plan.
“That would be stupid. Stay where you are,” he gave an unwanted advice.
After arguments, he said, “OK monkey, your choice.”
“Thanks brother,” I parted.
There are certain things we better decide for ourselves.
BTW, I read an interesting metaphor about life. Someone has compared life with a man being swept away by floods. He tries to hold on to whatever comes the way but fails until he reaches a plain, safe place. The story implies that desires never end and we get mired deeper holding on to them.
I told this story to my nephew and said: “Curtail your desires.”
“Why did you buy a new mobile recently?” he countered.
“It is a necessity and a cheap one,” I replied.
“OK now see this.” He opened a box and showed me a new set of Samsung Galaxy Tab.
OMG, we can throw away the TV, laptop, phone, radio, GSM, books and so many things if we have this simple gadget.
“Hey, give it to me,” I said spontaneously.
“And you are giving me a lecture about desires,” he winked.