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"Why is it that when a Muslim abstains from pork and alcohol, two things essential to many, the seemingly acceptable norm to socially fit in is either that the person has to cave in or to accept becoming the butt of a joke?"

Why is it that when a Muslim abstains from pork and alcohol, two things essential to many, the seemingly acceptable norm to socially fit in is either that the person has to cave in or to accept becoming the butt of a joke? 592 more words

Life In Moments

evening light.

“let go of the old light.
that is what the evening is for.”

— nayirrah waheed

I spent the Sunday of my eventful, long, and strangely out-of-equilibrium week with 1/3 of my dearest friends here – he who, whenever it is just us in deep conversation, listens not with his ears but his whole being – in his preferred café in this sleepy city-town.

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Life In Moments

Chapter Seven

This picture was taken in the early 1900’s, the exact date the picture was taken is unknown. On the right is the home Joseph Goodrich built-in 1838. 402 more words

History

passing eras.

These days I keep wishing, if only I can have the best of my many worlds in one place –

Whether this means having my best and closest friends from my hometown passing time (of which there’s plenty) with me in Miri; to my Miri-based closest friends enjoying our hangout sessions in my typical go-to hometown neighborhood joints – places that I often bring up in our conversations -; to even the friendships made in Philly and Stanford. 171 more words

Life In Moments

"And therefore, I do what I do best: I just love you harder."

i.

I think about this quote a lot lately, ever since coming across it several weeks ago; it has been on my mind.

In the earlier months of this year, I battled and some days lost the fight with loneliness – it’s no wonder, naturally, that I could not get behind this saying. 201 more words

The Write Stuff

"...and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it."

“But everything that may someday be possible for many people, the solitary man can now, already, prepare and build with his own hands, which make fewer mistakes.

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The Write Stuff

(what it means to cross the line)

“A line indicates a limit, saying, “That’s as far as you get.”

To maintain that boundary means to maintain the same familiarity, and it means that one will respect the universe that it outlines by abiding by its rules and maintaining the relationships existing in it as they are.

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The Write Stuff