I like celebrating milestones. Marking the passage of time is something I do even when I don't really need to. Augustine's musings on time are more eloquent than mine, so I won't indulge myself on the subject any longer. However, this week (or last week rather since today is Sunday) marks my ten-year anniversary of … Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary: Reflections on Weight and Faith
I'm not referring to any person. I mean my good 'ole friend, Mr. Insomnia (why is he male? It's too early for a cogent answer to that one). I was getting so used to putting that in my past. But I suppose some things can never truly be put away in a box... and then … Continue reading Oh, you’re back again?
How to know if your Hajj has been accepted is to see how your life is a year later. So said one of our Hajj teachers. It's been nearly a year since Mr. Rafia and I embarked on that journey of a lifetime. There have been ebbs and flows, I will not lie. Going to … Continue reading Hajj: One Year Later
I haven't blogged in a while. I wanted to last week, but I didn't have the heart to write about what's been on my mind. As a blogger, I realize I look at the world, not necessarily differently than others, but definitely with a focus. "Is this moment bloggable?" I will often think, as others … Continue reading On ambiguous blogging.
My home country celebrated its "independence" on Monday and my naturalized country celebrated its independence yesterday. I heard fireworks - thankfully for not too long, as they were later drowned out by the humming of the ceiling fan and the overwhelming power of drowsiness - but I did not see any. Thankfully again, neither I … Continue reading A week of independence