One L(ove)

February 18, 2009

Community of Crows

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Muzzammil Hassan and his estranged wife Aasiya who was recently murdered.

Muzzammil Hassan and his estranged wife Aasiya who was recently murdered.

Muzzammil Hassan is the CEO of Bridges TV, which is the first Muslim American network. It is aimed at countering stereotypes faced by the Muslim American community. He is now facing a second-degree murder charge for beheading his wife. Sometimes, when I hear ironically bizarre stories such as this, I think the world offers a punchline that I don’t seem to understand. Or the world presents itself as a branch full of crows and tells you to point out the cardinals amongst them. I don’t see any. They all appear to be the same to me. 

Currently listening to: Coleman Hawkins – Body & Soul 


February 17, 2009

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A coworker of mine passed away over the weekend. She was only in her 30s.

February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Thought I’d share a beautiful poem with you written by Walt Whitman:


“Out of the rolling ocean the crowd”


Out of the rolling ocean the crowd came a drop gently to me,

Whispering, I love you, before long I die,

I have travell’d a long way merely to look on you to touch you,

For I could not die till I once look’d on you,

For I fear’d I might afterward lose you.


Now we have met, we have look’d, we are safe,

Return in peace to the ocean my love,

I too am part of that ocean, my love, we are not so much separated,

Behold the great rondure, the cohesion of all, how perfect!

But as for me, for you, the irresistible sea is to separate us,

As for an hour carrying us diverse, yet cannot carry us diverse forever;

Be not impatient – a little space – know you I salute the air, the ocean and the land,

Every day at sundown for your dear sake, my love.

– Walt Whitman. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Layla and Majnun story today. What if Qays had gotten Layla? What would have happened next? What would have this meant for us? 

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