Posts Tagged ‘abaya’

At the Border

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At the Border

At around midnight, we reached the border between Canada and the U.S. While I presumed that we would pass relatively easily like we always did, for the first time in my life, the American security guards told us to pull over because they wanted to search the car as a cautionary routine check. We were told to wait inside the compound, and I remember when the officer opened the passenger door for me to exit the car, a slight pang of regret filled me as I realized I was still wearing my black abaya. I should have taken it off! I thought.

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At Her Graduation

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At Her Graduation

The end of June was rolling by, and it was graduation season. Even though it wasn’t my time to graduate, my best friend was finally done, and I had to be there. It was a nice, breezy evening, and another friend and I had planned to go to the ceremony together. As I walked to my closet, shaytan went into action.

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For You My Abaya, a Thousand Times Over…

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For You My Abaya, a Thousand Times Over…

Not too long ago, a few family members and I went on an exhilarating hiking trip—in water. It was the kind of trip where you hike between enormous boulders and walk across water that begins as a creek at your ankles, then slowly gains height with every foot forward, until you are underwater completely, only moving forward by hanging on to ropes hooked from boulder to boulder. The rocks and boulders scattered within the water are also slippery and jagged. Oh, and did I mention that you hike this entire route against the strong current of the water? It’s a great treat for anyone craving a physical, nature-based challenge.

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