Written in the Stars: Modern Map Art

Some occasions are so special, we simply want to capture every single moment and freeze it in time. What you were wearing, thinking and feeling, what the location was like and the ambience of that day or evening… But what if we could capture exactly what the...

The Piano [Fiction]

§ Just as she retired for bed, she started to hear the muffled sounds of the piano being played downstairs. With a small sigh, and a slight hint of a smile, she reached for her bedroom door handle, slowly pulled it open and softly made her way down. With each...

Friday, Lyrics & Reflection

§ While I sit, working through a ton of things to do before I can retire for the weekend, my headphones are blasting an Arabic song whose lyrics I cannot tire of. As much as words cannot be used to express many feelings, there are an infinite number of things words...

The Opened Door

§ Which door have you opened for me, That I am too blind to see? Your mercy surrounds me, Drowns me, I’m warm and safe, Being so deep down. This is love. Your love, For me....

Gaining From Loss [Fiction]

I witnessed pain in a stranger’s smile. I recalled what it felt like. And in an instant I am humbled. It has been a while since my dear old friends, sadness and despair, have visited me and, like most times when they do, outstayed their welcome.  After all that...

The Colour of Crime

They were dressed in black and white, He didn’t put up a fight, His family flashed before his eyes, Their words were harsh and complete lies. Five… Ten… Fifteen minutes passed, He thought this is his last, The assault felt endlessly long, Brutality...

The Narrative

I’ve learnt that you can cry without tears, Weep in absolute silence, And die a thousand times while your heart still beats. I’ve learnt that happiness is always in front of you, Contentment is the greatest achievement, And the fact that nothing lasts...

A Date with Mother [Nature]

Your welcoming breeze blew through my hair and I knew I simply had to accept your invitation. Your warm yet windy personality is not uncommon during this time of the year; it was invigorating. It awakened that part of me which has so much to share with you. I knew our...

A Letter from the Pacifist

Dear People at War It is not our religion, ethnicity or political affiliation that divides us, it is our mere ignorance that does. Why abruptly bring to an end somebody’s beautiful life – a thing so senseless? Let’s celebrate people. People of...

Perfection Starts From Within

As many of my friends, and readers, may know already – I appreciate poetry but cannot write much. I have always admired people’s ability to dabble so effortlessly the art of poetry. So it was with much surprise and delight when a small spectrum of...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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