Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Eid Mubarak to everyone!

Ramadan is almost over and the Eid will be announced imminently. My last post, while saying things that needed to be said, was also overly pessimistic and harsh as my dear fellow blogger Abu Fares told me. Still, Eid is also a time to be merry and joyful and I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Eid. This Ramadan was also the first Ramadan where I genuinely tried to fast in what I've felt as much as possible to be it's true essence, looking away from that gorgeous girl on the tube with the mini-skirt, not swearing, not getting angry (extra difficult for me) and being patient and humble. It hasn't been easy and my posts on this blog probably reflect the turmoil as well as peace which I managed to alternate between routinely. It also profoundly impacted my visit to Syria and my view on things whilst there, for the better though. Still, while I walk away from this Ramadan with some lessons for myself, I am also not sorry to see it's end. As my later grandfather used to say "Ramadan akhero Eid and foraqaho Eid" (Ramadan ends with a Eid and it's end is itself a cause for a Eid), I don't think I'm cut out to be a saint just yet.

So for all of you out there wherever you are, Eid Mubarak! I'm off to have a quick few pints :)


qunfuz said...

kul aam wa antum bi alf khair, Wissam. It's been a good Ramadan for me too, but the end of it has been very tiring. I'm looking forward to my morning hits of coffee, and getting more done.

achinar said...

It seems we were at the same place at the same time!! My eid post was for the same eid although I didn't see you there!!!

Weird enough you used the words "my heart has softened", what moved me to the core in my atheistic journey is my brother’s response to my debate against god, he said: how did you become so stone hearted?

I can’t be an atheist; it takes a lot of faith to become one…..

And about the flower... you recycled it didn't you, I saw it somewhere else on the blog!!!!

Maysaloon said...

Thanks Achinar,
Yes I've used that flower before, it is a rose from my grandfathers farm in the Barada Valley. Good luck in your journey, if that is what you're doing. I hope you find what you are seeking.