I visited the park yesterday afternoon. It’s a huge campus not far away from Sharjah airport.
I got an opportunity to try out my photography skills. It was an wonderful experience for me to be with nature and among many children.
It was new year day and the park was quite crowded. It’s lush green every where as far as i could see. I felt good connecting myself with nature. I could hear the noise of birds.
I found people everywhere outing with family. I was delighted to see children playing. Children of all age i found. Infants in stroller, small kids learning to walk along with their parents and other school going children.
I never saw before so many people together at one place in this part of the world. After a long walk i found a nice place over the lawn to sit and watch the setting sun. Then i started capturing few of the beauties of nature.
I was sitting at a little distance from another family. I saw two kids there and a little girl watching me. I was busy with my cellphone browsing photos. At this time the little angel started running at me. I don’t know her point of attraction and i guess it could be her curiosity to see my activities and desire to play with me.
She was so happy running towards me and suddenly fell down at a distance close to me. Parents unaware of this and busy with their work. She started crying looking at me. The lawn was sloppy and she fell down with her left shoe open because of loose lace.
I paused all my activity and rushed at her. I talked to her and caressed. I helped her wear her shoes well with tight lace. She was quite comfortable by this time and completely stopped crying. She was quite comfortable with touch of my hand while wearing shoes.
Now she was smiling at me and offered me a small ball from her pocket to play with her. We played together for few minutes. At this time her mother walked to us and offered me a cup of tea. Her father soon joined and they talked to me for few minutes as if i belong to their family and not a stranger. They wished me happy new year.
They soon left with her daughter as evening approached and it became darker. While walking with her parents she looked back several times at me.
I don’t know what bond she developed in this short period. I felt like she was walking away without her wish. Ohh, i can’t express my feelings in words. I felt pity for the poor innocent little angel. They all disappeared from my vicinity in some time.
It’s not just another life experience for me. It’s more of the values i revisited. I was filled with joy of my childhood. Children are the best gift of god. They teach us great values like innocence and friendship. Why do we forget these values with time as we reach adulthood?
In a place far away from my direct family members, for the first time i felt to be part of a global family.
I have nothing more to write now. Let the pics tell more.