“Come, come whatever you are, it doesn’t matter Whether you are an infidel, an idoleter or a fire-worshiper Come, our convent is not a place of despair Come,even if you violated your swear A hundred times, come again.”
today was my birthday and it didn't start on a good note. this was because my medication ran out and i couldn't sleep last night. however, that didn't stop the day to proceed to a higher octave.
it stared off with me doing the laundry i've put off since the last decade. then had a subway lunch with my bro (his treat as always).
kim and zayan picked me up at setiawangsa station and went to Lot10 to pick up kim's new watermelon (because of the pink and green colour of it) Roxy glasses~ (it's super awesome, what a colour i tell you and it fits kim perfectly!). on the way there i told them that it was my birthday today, since they seemed like they didn't remember (no hard feelings guys, it's no big deal really :D) so we decided to have tea at DELIcious. the food there is heaven~
later for dinner we (my bro and i) went to pick mum up from the LRT station and had dinner at OldTown in Jusco AU2.
despite having not slept the whole night yesterday and no hope for a good wink today too...today was not bad at all...it was actually VERY good!
and i'm glad for all the wishes from all my friends. old and new. and very old!
A religious leader came to visit Rabi'a, and was shocked to see that her clothes were in tatters. He said: 'There are many people who would provide you with decent clothes, if you would only allow them.' Rabi'a replied: 'Everything in this world is on loan to us from God. I am ashamed to accept the loan of a loan.' The man went away, and said to others: 'It is astonishing that a mere woman has reached such spiritual heights. She refuses to spend any time on material matters.' -Attar, "Rabi'a"
Grief clouds thought and reason, and harms both the soul and the body; so you should repel it, or reduce it as much as possible. This can be done in two ways: you can strive to prevent grief from occurring; and you can banish grief when it does occur. -Razi: Kitab al-Muluki
crisp brown leaves flying creeping, maybe i could win this battle within, kept me wondering all this toil, suffering and sacrifices will it lead to the mystical spring with a hint of winter or only to a carpet of ashes and cinders?