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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

cranial nerves

Dr. E's emphasis on the big picture

Thomas Jefferson/Arcadia -  Clinical Anatomy Class 2011
Sometimes, when you study such finite and detailed intricacies, you forget the grand picture. How even the most detailed speck is even a smaller speck in the grand picture. How everything is relative....Probably doesn't make sense, but when Dr. E showed that ppt slide, a light bulb went off...and it was all put in perspective for that brief moment.  

And that doesn't happen too often.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Makkah and Madinah

Ramadan will be here soon insha'Allah. I am very exicited and even a little tense... I need it.
I never reflected on my umrah in words. I don't think its possible.  I cannot articulate my emotions and the tranquility I felt in words... But I do miss it so.

A few months after ummrah, I was walking in Walmart, well, more like lost in Walmart. I was trying to find the soft drinks aisle or maybe it was the cereal aisle, and as I walked I closed my eyes and was reminded of the the daily tahajudd walks. I heard the shuffling of feet and the echos, I felt a breeze, I saw hundreds of worshippers shrouded in the early morning-darkness as they walked to the Kabba... And then I found my aisle.

Ummrah was probably the happiest and most carefree moment in my life thus far...
I am dumbfounded, I dunno what to write... I left my heart in Makkah.

a girl's best mahrum - her father :)