Monday, July 25, 2011

Beautiful prose

I am currently reading this book called Three cups of tea. It is about a mountaineer turned philanthropist, Greg Mortenson. This book talks about his failed attempt to conquer K2 and his efforts at improving life in the remotest parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

I came across this prose by Omar Khayyam from the Rubaiyat in this book which goes something like this...

"Why ponder thus the future to foresee,
and jade thy brain to vain perplexity?
Cast off thy care, leave Allah's plans to him--
He formed them all without consulting thee."

This is so true when we are especially fretting about the small things in life.
Putting this here as a reminder for tough times! We do our best and leave the rest to the person up there....

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