Start with your hands. I want you to place them here. And here. And here. So much to discover if you take it slow, and I want you to take it slow. I want to feel the restraint (yours, not mine). I want to see the pulse in your tendon, the quick in your veins. I will tell you when it's time to push bit to teeth, to run.
Aside from fantasizing about your next meal, Ramadan (the most important month in the Islamic calendar), is a time when you’re supposed to purify your soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice.
For my fellow Muslims, I (my aunt) found this very nice tool online that helps you to keep the important things in focus during Ramadan. IWantJannah.com has a nice Journey Planner and, according to the site,
“This is the ultimate planning tool for Ramadhan and lasting creating change in a month. The e-book and videos will give you psychology inspirations, simple intervention to make you happier, Islamic inspiration as well as a short discussion of an ayat of the Qur’an.”
I’m too tired/hungry to type any more but I pray that Allah will give us all the strength to get closer to him in our faith.
Ramadan Kareem & Jazakallah Khayran!
I’ve never played Grand Theft Auto…never even seen a demo of it. But I imagine that the way people drive in this country is comparable to someone driving a stolen car during a high speed police chase. Driving through the market just now, the driver knocked off another vehicle’s mirror and nobody even reacted. Also passed an upturned oil tanker and still, people have decided that the best thing to do is drive toward oncoming traffic.
What is the rush, people??? Chill out and enjoy the hazy, polluted skyline for a change.
It’s still hot as hell. Thankfully, though, it’s not as bad as it was yesterday. I’m soooo ready to leave Ibadan and go to Lagos. Despite the fact that I grew up here, everyone I know is in Lagos.
You know that type of heat where you just want to remove all your clothes and shave off all your hair? Yea…that’s how hot it is in Ibadan right now. To make it worse, NEPA has decided that they don’t like me and therefore, there’s no power…which means no AC during the day. Arrrgh!! I have to conserve my phone’s battery so I can’t say much more.
The Saint Valentine’s Day massacre is the name given to the murder of seven people as part of a prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago, in 1929: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. Former members of the Egan’s Rats gang were also suspected to have played a large role in the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, assisting Capone. Capone might have ordered it after Bugs’ gang machine-gunned Al Capone’s headquarters.