Sunday, July 5, 2009

Beauty and Inspiration

I have been absent from the blog for quite a while now.Getting adjusted to the summer,war and life in islamabad.

Lots of things have happened on the war front since i last wrote.I hope to be more regular in writing about the war.But right now i feel inspired after watching an epic final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.

Federer has been a favorite for me from the time when he was making early exits at the grand slams.But today he has won the 15th grand slam to be officially crowned as the gratest player in the history of tennis.

The final was a treat to watch.I read up on Andy Roddick yesterday and was impressed by his struggle to bounce back from the lows of last year.This is why i wanted him to win today but the great man did it again.I just felt bad for Roddick after his great performance.The final lasted for more than four and half hours with the final set score being 16-14.

What can we learn from this?
I felt that there were many lessons to be learnt from the epic struggle between Federer and Roddick.
1. Never give in.It was this attitude from both which made it a final to remember.
2. Following the dreams.Both Federer and Roddick were inspired by their visions of glory and destiny.It was the desire to realize their dreams which kept them going.
3. Being the best that we can be.At the end everyone who was privilaged to watch this match had absolute respect for the two players.Federer and Roddick gave it their best both personally and professionally.By rising to the occassion,they inspired countless people around the world.

Why am i writing all of this stuff about tennis on a blog about war?
Because these are testing times for us Pakistanis.Our resolve,dreams and courage are being severely tested.Today Roddick and Federer provided joy,inspiration and hope to people all around the world including myself.
Inspiration and beauty are in short supply these days hence they are precious commodities. Today belongs to Federer and Roddick.