Words are not enough

[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks?
Then return [your] vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued. –(Al-Mulk,67:3-4)

I make no secret that nature has rippling effects on me. Indeed, the attempt to describe the vastness, the awe-inducing qualities, the plethora of majestical adjectives that one can subscribe when describing mountain ranges, the sea, the never ending stretches of forests is all but a huge folly. How could one have enough laymen words to transcribe nature?

The real dilemma is rooted on the fact that nature is more complex and goes beyond the sense of sight. Mere words often undermine or miss altogether the cacophony of feelings upon encounter with nature. A jumbled up sense of shock and alarm, the sudden need to choke, the humbling realization of frailty,
rising awareness of awe, acknowledgement of immense beauty, instant rush of calm–its a chaotic mixed bag.

Herein lies the problem, does it necessarily have to be a long and arduous description? Can someone make it succinct and on pointe?

I sort of gave up at some point after tries upon tries to encapsulate what exactly is ignited within when looking at the sky for instance. Eventually , i resort to silence and quiet praises of God.

Then the Quran came along. Well, the Quran is there all along ; it was just me who was too thick not to look at it first.

And boom there you have it: 67:3-4.

Nature is all consistency and no breaks

It is you who breaks, you look at it untill you are tired

And you look very long to fill something but its a fill with seemingly no end.

The most fascinating part of it all is that the aggregate of all of this hyperbolic beauty comes down to just a speck of dust in the grand scheme of the ever-expanding Universe.

All praise to the One who deserves All Praise

Thank you for the blessing of even a little comprehension of the vast testimony of Your Might.


One comment

  1. The Sister Duo · January 4, 2016

    love this 🙂

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