Last Updated: Sat Jul 30, 2011 03:39 am (KSA) 00:39 am (GMT)

Noora Faraj: Emotional Attachment

when you feel like you’re the only person in the boat, there are things out there that can relate.
when you feel like you’re the only person in the boat, there are things out there that can relate.

Gazing outside the window, the blinking lights from the building in front of me reminded me of synapses in the brain that help switch on that neurological light bulb.

I turned around and saw balloons in the corner and imagined them floating into the sky like someone carefree, losing all their inhibitions.

I glanced to my tack board and saw the post-its pinned against their will, but doing their job, which is the case with at least half of the people in this world who are unsatisfied with their own.

Somehow our environment is filled with things we find in ourselves, except they’re packaged differently, and emit different reactions.

The first example that comes to mind is “blood boiling.” Blood doesn’t literally boil in your system, but you can’t help but think of that catchphrase when you stare at a boiling kettle.

I personally think of the token pompous colleague when I see a heater – hot air for all! - or think of the times when friends have vented to me as I steam iron my clothes.

It’s all about making connections with cues from your surroundings, so when you feel like you’re the only person in the boat, there are things out there that can relate.

(Noora Faraj, Senior Producer of Web TV at Al Arabiya English, can be reached at: noora.faraj@mbc.net)

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