I stopped and smelled the roses: Adnan Siddiqui pens admiration for 2020

Actor revealed why he appreciates the year others can't wait to get through

Entertainment Desk December 20, 2020

Seasoned actor and producer Adnan Siddiqui shared an elaborate note looking back at 2020 to mark the ending of a year that changed him completely. Recently, Ayesha Omar shared her thoughts on survival to mark the pandemic-ridden year's end while Sheheryar Munawar shared a tale of diligence.

“A year to remember,” Siddiqui titled his recent insta post as he reinstated the lessons this year taught him and many of us alike.

In three weeks from now, 2020 will be behind us. The most extraordinary year,” wrote the Meray Paas Tum Ho star. “When we rang it in, I don’t think anyone had even a vague idea that three months into it and our lives, as we knew it, would come to a halt. A thriving world came to an abrupt standstill and we are still waiting for normalcy to return. No wonder, our most common refrain since March 2020 is, ‘when will life be back to old normal?’” the actor remarked.

He then revealed he is often asked why he admires 2020, as opposed to loathing it, especially since it was fatal for so many and caused ‘a life-altering crisis across the globe.’ To answer them and us, Siddiqui reiterated how in adversity, lies opportunity.

“I have always felt that in every adversity lies an opportunity. We only need to discover that. The amount of free time I had on my hands, thanks to the lockdown, was God sent. I loved the languid pace at which life was moving all those months. And as Mac Davis crooned, I stopped and smelled the roses,” wrote the renowned celebrity.


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He then shared how the year made his kids the happiest since he was available all the time. “And I would like to imagine myself as a more patient and wiser parent while dealing with the millennials,” he continued.

“I finished a book that was mocking me for years for having left it in between. Caught up on sleep, wrote poetry,” said Siddiqui, who penned a dua for souls lost amid Covid-19 which was later crooned by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

“But most of all, 2020 enlightened me to a new perspective of life – to accept it in a larger scheme of things. I learnt that man, even if he fancies himself as omnipotent, can never conquer nature. 2020 also taught me to slow down a bit, to hold my loved ones closer, to pray a little longer, and never to take life for granted,” concluded the actor.

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