Pehli si Muhabat

"... and that's why they leave, isn't it? Because they have to see themselves in the context of something larger than just the two of them. It's like that Faiz poem, you know, mujh say pehli si muhabat, when you've seen the sorrows of the rest of the world you can't go on pretending none of it matters, you can't pretend two people can really live in isolation telling themselves their love is all that matters in the world. And that two of them, when they come back to the city, that's when they find out that their love was imperfect because it couldn't bear the knowledge of everything that lies outside..."

Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Comments

MEER said…
As time passes you see everything from outside,that frame of mind,in perspective.
Abdul Sami said…
the ability to see things from the outside is quite rare... and very useful !
Dur-e-Aziz Amna said…
'their love was imperfect because it couldn't bear the knowledge of everything that lies outside...'

That is so profound.
Salman Latif said…
That is so profound.[2]