It will be extremely difficult for those who judge a book by its cover to understand my relationship with Ramadan. For interested readers they can always find more about "Ramadan according to a tartoussi" here and specifically here. I have already posted 14 times about it so obviously it must carry certain significance to me. Perhaps most interesting in our unique relationship is that first, I feel the passage of time with the advent of this synodic (lunar) month and second, I have in a way succeeded, on the personal level, to humanize the mystic aura of the experience.
My intention is to write recipes and food related posts on my blog for the next 30 days or so. I might, of course, change my mind at any time but it would be a good idea to sit back, enjoy and talk about food. While getting in the mood allow me please to wish each and everyone of you a Ramadan Karim. You know how Christmas is Merry and Easter is Happy! Well Ramadan is Generous (Karim).
I hope we work on eradicating the disparity between the rich and poor so that the wealthy don't feel that they are doing the needy a favor with their alms.
I hope we become free to live the way we choose to and liberate our minds from the vice of judging others.
I hope we believe in ourselves enough not to wait for miracles to happen but instead work out butts off to make viable wonders come true.
I hope we come to terms with reality, cherish the physical world and see the inherent beauty of the universe with wonderment and joy not in awe and fear. ex nihilo nihil fit.
I hope we never lose the impulse to learn, the will to travel and the urge to discover the unknown.
I hope we reach the point when no one believes that it's worth dying or killing for a cause.
I hope that no man has to toil for bread, no child sleeps unfed and no woman is coerced in bed.