The Invisible

'On my second visit after twelve years, she didn't show herself. She did succeed, however, in so magically endowing me with her presence that i was certain of being, somehow, continually under her watch... Knowing this, i also imagined i was continually able to see her. Thus was i better able to understand Ibn Arabi's notion that love is the ability to make the invisible visible and the desire always to feel the invisible in one's midst.'

Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Comments

very true :)
Only those who have loved can actually understand this :-)
Anonymous said…
lame
Anonymous said…
Good afternoon Mr.Aftab,long time no see. (Apparently someone's already beaten me to Anonymous this time...no matter.)
I just emailed you.Wanted to tell you that.
Anyway,take care.Sorry for the lack of actual "comment" in this! :)
Bye.
Awais said…
@ the second anonymous (presumably the original one)

Yeah, seems so. But i like you better; at least u don't think i am lame, or do u? ;)
Yafiah said…
I am just reading "My Name is Red" and I also benefit greatly from reading Ibn 'Arabi. To be aware of the invisible in the midst of the visible is to be aware of the sustaining presence of the One , of which all things are a manifestation
Think Tank said…
love ..its strange ..i never understood it ...and words...well words r just words
Dur-e-Aziz Amna said…
Hey Awais, do you recommend this book?
Awais said…
@ Dure

I'm still reading it. Have read more than half of it, and its going decently good. I'd rate it 7 out of 10.