The Cattle Egret bird looked questioningly at the tourists hiding in the park’s viewers hut from torrential rain. It was a silly tourist thing to do, forgetting one’s umbrella at the hotel while exploring one of the rainiest cities in Asia. But I guess ‘learning through experience’ is the point of travelling and it was quite amusing to witness wildlife staring at humans in cages for a change.
“Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.” (Quran 3:45)
I believe our relationship reached its pinnacle the very first day we met. The delight we shared at the first encounter, eager get-to- know conversations and flirtations. “You’re irresistible,” you said.
Excerpt from “The Rumi Collection” – An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi There…
I remember the days I believe have shaped you, my dear 13 year old self. You were in high school. Isn’t this the place where long lasting personalities are set, due to raging hormones and peer induced positive and negative events? You were always the best friend, the social pleaser of little peers who fought over your friendship. Happy, bubbly and open, totally unselfconscious, stealing trinkets from home to give your favorite teachers.