My birthday has always been a time for celebration to be sure, but it's also a chance to contemplate the coming year and reflect on the one just passed.
It has also turned into a two-fold celebration bc it was on this day last year that I launched my blog, Brimming! A place to explore all of these contemplations.
I'm so thrilled I made it the year. I reflected on all the ways I've grown, and all the obstacles still in front of me in the coming year, in my first ANNUAL post on my blog (link in the bio)!
Thanks for reading and joining me on this wild ride! Now it's time for champagne 🥂
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Happy Thursday book and writing lovers. It's neeearly the weekend! Guess what? Lilac is making me homesick!! it's funny that out of all things, all the pictures of gorgeous lilac on Instagram is what's doing it, but my garden at home is full of lilac trees, so knowing they are flowering right now without me is sad BUT, there's a happy ending because we fly home in less than two weeks now! I cannot wait!!
I've been having a lovely relaxed week this week, getting lots of writing done and drinking wine, but it made me remember the utter madness of this week last year, which looked something like this: #throwbackthursday
- Monday - finish sewing wedding dress (I cut that FINE)
- Tuesday - birthday & spa day
- Wednesday - bake wedding cake
- Thursday - legal marriage at registry office
- Friday - wedding!
- Saturday - BBQ
it was the best week of my life, but boy oh boy was it tiring! DIY weddings, people they're intense.
#maylitwrit day 24 a- MC in the real world
My characters already live in the real world I feel like my answers to these are always so boring! But I have a 100% contemporary setting! Having said that, my characters don't always flourish in the real world. They've all had tough starts to life (a result of meeting in a residential care home for youths), and in particular my MC Louise feels as though the world is out to get her. She doesn't aspire to much (if anything), and to her the real world equals pain.
Today's animal for @mohoyyt_art challenge is the dog!
This poem is concerned more with the story of Ashab el Kahf (The people of the cave) rather than their dog because well, the dog's role had no contribution to the true essence of this beautiful story.
In an area where most of their people worshiped anything besides Allah, there was a group of people (their true number wasn't specified) who pondered upon their actions. How can we worship something like idols, fire, etc etc. They belonged to people who were so traditional and were so affiliated to what their ancestors used to worship and they refused to change their ways (typical) and when they heard what those people said, they started their harassment on them and the ruler of that area was an oppressor. In a nutshell, it wasn't safe to stay there for long. According to Mufti Menk, the rational people (let's call them that because I don't what else I should call them) went to a cave for their solitude and meditation alongside their dog--and they slept there. Not just an hour or two. They slept for three centuries and nine years! Subhanallah! During that long time, due to His outstanding mercy, He kept them under eye and looked after them. Their dog didn't leave the entrance of the cave and the sun was moved in such a way that it didn't bother/irritate them, just enough rays for their sustenance. The cave was made spacious for their comfort and Allah gave them the ability to change their sides while sleeping to stop their body from decaying. It is also said that the environment was set in such a way that any passerby would be terrorized by the appearance of the cave and as a result, they won't stay for long and leave immediately.
They were protected by His Majesty in the most astonishing and miraculous way possible, all because they had no intention in worshiping none but the one worthy of worship. How beautiful..