“I have a thirsty fish
in me that can never find enough of what its thirsty for.” | Rumi
Absorbed in our daily
lives, governed by advertisements constantly telling us about the new objects
which we ‘must’ try, falling prey to the sorrow of not having the latest phone
in our hands, or missing out on a big social event; we are all people who
complain, who complain constantly about everything that is missing in our
lives, and thus, we over look our pot of gold: our surrounding, our society and
most importantly our selves. We have become ungrateful and ignorant about
everything that we are blessed with.
This thirst within us, telling us that there is something missing, cannot be
quenched by adding more since contentment is only a result of appreciating what
is already present; by being grateful for what we have.
Gratitude is a two
step process developed by acknowledging a blessing and then expressing
thankfulness towards its source. It is an emotion cultivated through reminders
and conscious practice.
A Gracious Post is an
installation which will take you on a journey, reminding you about all the free
things that you are blessed. It starts with reminding you about the blessings
in your surroundings, moving towards society, your physical self, then your
psychological self, and finally your inner most senses; making you realize,
that despite everything you feel is missing in your life, there is still so
much to be grateful about.
A Gracious Post also
gives you a chance to take back post-cards as reminders, and to send them out
to people you are grateful for; or even better, let us deliver them to your
A Gracious Post would be done under the organization D.U.C.K (Designers Unite for a Cause Karachi.) A non-profit organization made up of pro-active designers who understand the responsibility of their talent and use it to create awareness for humanitarian cause. (http://www.facebook.com/duckarachi)
Come, lets count our
Thesis display photography credit: Sohail Zuberi and Sumra Jehan.