Broad Shoulders

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Proverb The last year or so has probably been the most stressful of my life. There have been some ups and downs, as there always are, but it’s been a bumpy ride from start to finish. Thinking about the year I had and the […]

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Running Through the Six

  The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say J.R.R. Tolkien, The […]

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Crossroads

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. Lao Tzu I’m feeling incredibly incomplete these days. On the surface, it seems like my life is finally going in the direction I’ve always wanted it to go, but it’s not bringing me happiness. It’s confusing me. […]

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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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Adamance

  Tear down the mosque and temple too, break all that divides But do not break the human heart as it is there that God resides. Bulleh Shah I set out with the intention to write reflections for the entire month of Ramadan, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete the entire month. That’s how […]

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Between: Part II

Find Part 1 of the “Between” series here Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and the future? The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities will find no rest. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi The last few months have been an exercise in coming to terms with my situation. For the […]

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