Have you ever made a wish while watching a fountain? Well, I haven't until I saw this lady while taking some pictures of this fountain in Al Sulaimi Park.
Aside from my fascination with the mosques, I also love watching fountains; that's why I tend to visit parks whenever I am off duty. I find it so relaxing and of course, it is a cost effective way of recreation (lol).
I was about to take this shot when I saw this lady with a kid walking towards the fountain. I stopped and told her "Lawsamah'ti, sabar daqiqa, ana sawi sura" ( excuse me, hold on a minute coz I am taking some pictures). Here in UAE, it is prohibited to take pictures of a woman in abaya unless the person gave her permission. I was waiting for them to step back but to my surprise she answered "Sige lang" (it's okay). Whew! a compatriot. I wanted to approach and talk to her but she appeared like busy thinking while holding the child.
After few snaps, I sat on the grass and I found myself thinking while looking at the fountain (while my hubby was busy looking at the other areas of the park)....wishing and hoping....and at the same time thanking the One from up above for the freedom that I have here even if I am living a Muslim country.
(I think, next time I will bring some coin, it's difficult to find something to throw at the fountain LOL)
Am linking this post to The Monochrome Weekend hosted by Aileni. Thank you Aileni.
Word of the day: lawsamah'ti or afwan is the arabic term for excuse me. Please note that afwan is NOT commonly used to say "excuse me" because afwan can also mean you're welcome. Salaam to all!
A blessed weekend to everyone.