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the source March 13, 2013

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This is not the source of everything.
Indeed Allah is the source.
I stare out and hope.
This is the source of  never ending bags of laundry.
New friends.
Old friends.
Opportunity for rewards.
Chai and Mandazi.

I shut the blinds and I am stuck but I have hope for take off.
Insha Allah.
Allah is the source and the one who sustains.


Phoneography: empty benches, melting lake

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I want to sit on that cold bench and look at the open space and talk to you.
I want to melt together like the lake.  I want you to listen and understand.
I will listen too.


Sticky blessings from my seminomadic inlaws March 9, 2013

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A few weeks ago my husband couldn’t stop talking about his once a year treat that was about to arrive from “back home” in Ethiopia.   So just what is it that makes my husbands eyes light up and mouth water?   Dama…  better known to me as weird looking honey with chunks.  Last week when he heard the dama had arrived he went to go pick up our portion from my sister in laws and came home with a huge jug!  Yes a huge yellow jug of honey with chunks!  It doesn’t come in little jars shaped like a bear, not this kind of honey.  Once a year or so when our brother in law travels to Ethiopia he brings it back with him and we split it up and distribute it to a few other family members.  I had some plastic containers all ready to be filled with our sticky blessing and we got to work, and of course enjoyed a taste or two in the process.  “Dis is really really honey” my husband tells me as he offers me the first taste.  This honey is 100% organic, raw and about as original as it gets.  It is harvested from rural areas near Qarsa Duula and comes complete with bits of wax and bees.  During its travels  here to the US the honey starts to separate from the bits and pieces.  The smooth more pure honey sinks to the bottom of the jug and comes out last as we divvy up the dama.  “Dis is the best part” my husband proclaims, “you need dis, it’s healing”, and he goes on to tell me about the bees Allah mentions in the qur’an.

Our Lord revealed to the bees: “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.” From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind.

There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect.

Qur’an, 16:68-69   Surah An-Nahl

(images captured with my pink cell phone)









Dama, is a blessing that we don’t mind getting stuck with.


acceptance March 5, 2013

It’s not having what you want.

It’s wanting what you’ve got.

– miss crow


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