My mother recently joined Facebook and is slowly but surely becoming a serial Facebooker like the rest of the Internet-using world. The other day, she made me proud by writing her first Note – and it was about Islamabad! It was titled ‘My Hometown’ and read as follows:
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
– Ernest Hemingway
Replace Paris with Isloo and the quotation still rings true !!!
A good friend from Lahore promptly commented:
no way!!! isloo is the most boring place i have ever visited….same monotonous roads going up and down with everything closing down exaclty the same time the sun goes down…..:)
To which my true-blue Islooite mom replied:
The way the sun rises and sets in my city is an indescribable spectacle.every single day.Which other city has the majestic Margallahs as a backdrop.There are traffic jams even past midnight!!!!
Just thought I’d document this declaration of love for our city on Islamabad Metblogs. =)