Never do I miss my life in the Middle East more than in Ramadan! This year, for the first time, I have blogging buddies in various countries, who will help reinforce the spirit of Ramadan simply by contibuting to their blogs.
One of the nicest blessings of Islam is the sense of connection one can establish with people one would never otherwise meet. THANK YOU, ALL! May Allah bless your Ramadan, and keep you in good faith, good health, and happiness.
Someday I will spend another Ramadan in Saudi Arabia, insha Allah. Until then, I rely upon my faith, my family, my blogging buddies, and my memories to keep me floating above it all.
Ramadan Kareem! ♥
At first glance, I may appear to be a middle-aged American woman with kids, grandkids, retired from a job in a hospital, gratefully relieved from the responsibilities that come with all of that. Behind the image, which is true enough, I am fairly unhinged from much of American mainstream living, having spent twelve years in Saudi Arabia, years that sprung me from societal and familial impositions, and narrow bands of truth. I have learned to embrace my identity as a seeker, an artist, and a writer.
I study Arabic and Italian language, because I love them, and I love their people. I still dream of spending more time in the Middle East and Italy, though the dreaming now seems more real than the possibilities. I am a photographer. I write, and sometimes publish, flash memoir, and now a blog or two.
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Ramadan alf kareem 🙂
Salaam… Ramadan Kareem; Allah keep you in good faith, health and happiness also. 🙂 N
Ramadan Kareem sister:)
Ramadan Kareem! I’m very pleased too by the support everybody is giving each other!
Ramadan Kareem to all.
Ramadan Kareem 🙂
I wish you a Happy Ramadan too and I hope you will be able to spend a future Ramadan here in Arabia.
PS – I love the graphic – is it a fractal? It looks like 2 mosques toward the top, but then it has that fractal look to it too.
Ramadan Kareem Mahram!!
May you have a blessed Ramadan!
Thank you all!
Susie, the graphic is not a fractal; I made it from one of my own photos without a final design in mind, playing with Microsoft Digital Image Suite. The mosque-like shape is an accident.
Ramadaan is so difficult abroad!! especially when u have to be up for work in the morning.. Ramadan Kareem