The first half: Adaptation & Co-existence
Life is a combination of opposites. The abilities of adaptation and co-existence
are God’s best gifts to all of his creation. They make everybody live with everybody and make them able to understand and cooperate in case of differences to come up with a middle solution.
The second half: Submission
Do they like it, being together? If the stones of the building and the branches of the tree are able to speak, what would they say? What about the inhabitants of the building or the birds of the tree? Are they enjoying each other’s company!
They all submit to a superior power that told them what and who to accept, how to live, what to like and never cared about what they dislike!
Those are the two halves of our life, the full half and the empty one! Unfortunately, we, the Syrians, have been living in the empty half for ages, yet, we force ourselves to think of it as the full one!
While some may call it hope and optimism; I call it submission and weakness!