New Beginnings

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. T.S. Eliot Time and place have been major themes of my writings so far this year. Since I found out that I’d be moving to Mississauga to pursue my […]

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Au revoir!

 I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe. Maya Angelou Saying goodbye to home was more tearful than I expected. I […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 5

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner As much as Ramadan is a time to be introspective and reflect on one’s own spiritual state, we […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 4

    Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. Maulana Jalal ad-Din Rumi Here in Canada, we were celebrating our national holiday today. July 1st commemorates the enactment of the British North America Act in 1867 which […]

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Between: Part III

Find Part II of the “Between” series here There was a kindliness about intoxication – there was that indescribable gloss and glamour it gave, like the memories of ephemeral and faded evenings. F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘Party animal’ is such a crude term. I like to have a good time and it just so happens that […]

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You Are What You Meet

The example of a good companion (friend) in comparison with a bad one is like that of one who sells musk and the blacksmith.  From the first, you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell, while from the blacksmith you would either get burned or smell a bad scent. Prophet Muhammad (peace be […]

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My Constant

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. Maulana Rumi For a few days now I’ve been wrestling with a number of topics to write about. I’ve hit a major writer’s block now that my semester […]

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