Tales and Tails of Nehr-e-Khayyam" ... Episode 4 - Monday!

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Heba Moeen 0 Comments


Vise-free entry for Pakistanis

* Wouldn’t it be nice by Beach Boys playing in the background*

"Some Mondays ... well ... some Mondays, one just feels like dying temporarily and then waking up to a fine sunset on Friday evenings, waving at those beautiful mermaids out there ..." said Kuttay to Doggo.

"Hello darkness, my old friend!" replied Doggo, "I am always compelled to live vicariously through your dark philosophy, although I try to make sense of it ... but in vain." 

"It just seems bluer than blue! Yoohoo! Yoohoo! Oh Monday blues, take me home to the place where I belong ..." sang Doggo. "All my memories gather around her. Miner's lady, stranger to Nehr-e-Khayyam."

"YOU ARE NO JOHN DENVER! WAKE THE HELL UP, DOGGO!" retorted Kuttay and kicked Doggo with his hind leg. 

Both sat munching popcorn and watching a human, being engulfed by a large wave in Nehr-e-Khayyam ... the canal had become highly volatile and personified itself into a sea. Herons, gulls, and lapwings came for their morning meal and flew past, brandishing their meaty catch. 

The fish had 'Made in China' printed on them and were quite suicidal after landing in Pakistani, inflation-adjusted waters. The jetty at Nehr-e-Khayyam displayed the sign, "Welcome aboard but ghabrana nahi hai!"

"Why are we watching this poor, good-for-nothing-human drown and not asking anyone for help? I wonder why ..." yawned out Doggo and rolled over.

"He is from the last batch of Mr. Piddles who used to come here and pollute this scenic spot and it was our species that used to get a bad name. What for? Just for bathing and cooling ourselves down! And well, for running after those garbage collectors too." explained Kuttay in a matter of fact tone, "One human less will make this world a relatively less polluted globe."

"You see, Doggo ... what you see is not necessarily the reality. Whatever there is in front of your very round eyes is an illusion," mentioned Kuttay almost dreamily, "Life is an inverse image of what you are able to see ... like in this globe, for instance ... what you see behind it is an illusion, and the inverse image that you see is the reality."

"What you see behind is a beach ... what you see in the globe is Nehr-e-Khayyam that the architects and the government once vowed to fix but we are just wowed by the ineptness of the government. They will still make you believe that it's a beach that you see ..."

"But it is ..." said Doggo as his speech slurred and he found himself snoring on the surface of a rainbow.

A yacht went by, proudly displaying the slogan, 'Pak Cheen dosti, zindabad!"

This time it was coming for fresh dogs ...


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