Somewhere between….we grew up

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi

The following inspired by a Facebook post!

Somewhere between knowing a dear one will break your fall and knowing they were the cause, we grew up!

Somewhere between a sibling opening their hearts to closing them and their homes, we grew up!

Somewhere between dropping in unannounced and being welcomed with open arms to “you should have called” we grew up!

Somewhere between accepting a yes as a yes and then as a no or a maybe, we grew up!

Somewhere between open hearts and closed doors, we grew up!

Somewhere between getting up at 2 am to help a friend to “yaar may bohath busy hoon” we grew up!

Somewhere between real love to a pretentious “how lovely” we grew up!

Somewhere between unsuccessfully having to choose between clamouring relatives demanding we stay with them, when visiting another city, to a hesitant you should have stayed with us and to a cold room in a hotel or club, we grew up!

Somewhere between a dozen dinner invitations to a cold pizza in a hotel room, we grew up!

Somewhere between Khuda Hafiz and Allah Hafiz, we grew up! (Kind courtesy Jamil Janjua)

Somewhere between pithu garam and candy crush, we grew up!

Somewhere between a “Kulli Sawari” Tanga and a Careem, we grew up!

Somewhere between hope and hopelessness, we grew up!

And somewhere between everything and nothing, we grew up!

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