India - Halifax
Art by Emily Honderich
Sadiya Farzeen story
Sadiya Farzeen , a mother of one, Inshallah, and many more to come, is ecstatic about achieving her Canadian dream. A book and a cup of coffee is her ideal definition of solitude. When not at work, she is perpetually planning, sorting, and organizing things around her.
Is It Fair?
Like you, I too experienced loss during this pandemic. As the days passed, I lost the yearning to continue my routine in these uncertain times. I lost my discipline and wandered, or instead slumped aimlessly. I lost my patience a little too often with my daughter. I lost my courage when I heard about the worsening situation back home. I lost my pregnancy. I lost the yearning to look forward to a new day.
Many of us lost much more–family and friends--young, old, newborns. Some of us gave in to these troubled times and lost mental and emotional stability. But I think the ones who suffered the greatest (loss) were those who died despite having nothing to lose. These are (the) people who had no place to hide (or confine), no food to nourish their immune systems (bodies), and no money to seek medical attention. These are people who were offered no choices in life nor death.
Undoubtedly, I am grateful to the Almighty for being alive and fortunate to still have my loved ones with me. But is it fair that I (and you) get to be blessed and someone else doesn’t?”
It’s time to become worthy of these sublime blessings.
"Undoubtedly, I am grateful to the Almighty for being alive and fortunate to still have my loved ones with me. But is it fair that I (and you) get to be blessed and someone else doesn't?”