Posts Tagged ‘change’

Makeover

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Makeover

But it’s also this narrowing definition of hijab as a piece of cloth that covers our hair. We don’t think of it as a transformation, as a behavior, as a personality. As long as the strands of hair are covered, we’re okay, right?

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If Not in Ramadhan then When?

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If Not in Ramadhan then When?

If not in Ramadhan then when will you begin to see?
That the life you live is like an ephemeral tree.
A seed sown, cultivated, beautiful to see,
Soon to be withered, dead, enclosed by soil and sea.

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Change is Inevitable

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Change is Inevitable

I was sitting on the balcony one day reading a book, when I saw a flock of crows, and they reminded me of something that happened ages ago, a time when I was only 5. I was at my grandfather’s place with a piece of naan (bread) in my plate. I went to the garden to sit on the swing and enjoy that beautiful spring day. I put the plate with the naan on the table outside, and sat on the swing. I was looking up at the sky, preoccupied with thoughts of how big and beautiful it was, when I was suddenly distracted by something that landed on the table: a crow. The crow took the naan in its beak and flew far, far away.

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