Pursuit of Contentment


Contentment is the highest gain. That’s the quote Faisal sent to me once not so long ago in an email. Of course whether he was really content or merely felt so in the moment, out of the desire to be content, I shall never know. At some point he mentioned his feeling of contentment and at some other point in his period of pseudo-contentment, as I like to think of it, he stopped writing to me. I have no idea why that really happened but I missed his long emails which would sometimes give me insight into how his brain worked, how it could conjure up images from his recollections of experiences. Often that imagery didn’t have any memories behind it; merely the product of his over active imagination. He was definitely not the best storyteller I met in my life, but the words he wrote would leave people thinking…

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