If the world was without mirrors, what would we see? If there were no means to capture reflections how would the world be perceived?
If there was no critical eye, how would we portray ourselves? If there was no room for scrutiny, how much would we love ourselves?
If there were no trends, what would be the norm? If there was no competition, would we be perpetually bored?
If we were self-embracing, would there be more love? Or is there a need for less hatred to survive without self-constructed clubs?
If there was no noise, would we find comfort in silence? If peace didn’t exist, would we inherently shun violence?
If we were all from one mould, would we know there can be a difference? Or are all these constructions innate in our very existence?
So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people.
The Qur’an, Surah Ar-Rum (Chapter of the Romans) 30:30
LaYinka Sanni has been writing for longer than she can count on two hands, and has had her works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry published in various publications online and in print. Aside from being an EFL lecturer based in London, LaYinka is also a freelance editor, proofreader, and writing mentor. Her writing can be found on her blog where this was first published: http://FromTuesday.wordpress.com