Ramadan 1429

So the water's round my ancestral end of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta are swelling as they are prone to. Bihar in India has been flooding (MAJOR river channel change) and Nilphamari and Sylhet areas of Bangladesh were trouble when I last read. Despite the summer peaks in water throughput over the last hundreds of years, the BD government still issues its budget in June, totally out of synch with nature. Speaks volumes.

As we start Ramadan, the month of the Quran, not only have more people been flooded, but i reckon thousands will have had the land on which they stood and lived eroded away, and not for the first time. Please remember them in your duas, everyone else who is struggling, and everyone else over all time and all space. In your conversation with the All Knowing there's an aspiration ... the human desire for openings to become apparent, spiritual, social and scientific, in the society so it can stand firm, develop its virtues and protect itself.

A friend told me the other day, that the word tarawih can be understood to connotate 'pit-stop'. Something light, like a fuel break, not like a marathonic ritual but something altogether more potent. Just putting that one out there.

Ramadan has broken out everywhere.. including Somalia...

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