“Take thou good heed that ye may all, under the leadership of Him Who is the Source of Divine Guidance, be enabled to direct thy steps aright upon the Bridge, which is sharper than the sword and finer than a hair, so that perchance the things which from the beginning of thy life till the end thou hast performed for the love of God, may not, all at once and unrealized by thyself, be turned to acts not acceptable in the sight of God.”
amy: an early morning walk in a deserted, quiet saturday morning brooklyn. just after breakfast and prayers. it’s cold, but bright. and the air is cool in my mouth, in my nose, my thorat, lungs. good friends, silliness, cameras. it’s something so good. so unusual. so unique to this time of the year.
manijeh: during these days of fasting, i find its easier to focus on the tasks at hand, and to be more productive so that when the time comes, and you reach the end of the day, i feel a sense of accomplishment. being able to break the Fast with friends or family, spending time with those that we love, reminds me how lucky I am to know such wonderful souls.
leila: after a long spell of spectacular weather, seattle is providing us once again with her usual rains. we had a visit from a pregnant friend this morning, and i was able to give her more of our daughter’s outgrown baby clothes. i’m glad that they’ll get used more but it’s also creating ambivalent feelings about how quickly she’s growing—she’s obviously trying to talk already. tonight shaun and i said prayers for two dear friends in opposite parts of the world, and i love feeling this spiritual connection that’s actually almost physical. also, based on thoughts i’ve had in recent nights, i wonder whether God ever hates us, His “children”, because we’re so crazy and unreasonable in the middle of the night. for example.