When you’re a kid, they ask you what you want to be when you grow up. And if you’re enthusiastic, you plan out your life. You picture where you’re going to be. You wish that the years would pass by faster so that you could get there. But nobody tells you to take it easy, to not stress so much about what you want to do or where you want to be. They don’t say that maybe things won’t turn out like you planned. And most of the time things don’t turn out as planned. But maybe what really matters is what you’re going to do right now. Do you want to take a step forward? Which way do you want to go? If you don’t know yet, it’s okay. You’ll figure it out.
“Allah is the Protector of those who believe. He brings them out from Darkness into Light.”
“I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2 a.m., am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes.”
Often you wish to rid your mind of painful memories, but maybe if they disappeared history would repeat itself, and having to relive those moments would be much worse than remembering them.
Anonymous asked: Blood moon before fajr tonight!
Yes I was real excited but it’s cloudy in NY and will be raining by fajr. I think the next one is in October so in sha’ Allah I’ll get a chance to see that. I hope you get to see it tonight though. Thanks for the message :)
When I read the word “forgive”, I experience a mixture of feelings that I don’t recognize. It seems like a free ticket to a better place, a chance to finally unload some of the baggage. There are no negative consequences of forgiving, but it is not always easy. Forgiving oneself can be one of the toughest things to do.
I wonder why these rain clouds have a reddish tint.
J.D. Salinger; Seymour - An Introduction (via kajmakkk)
I’m really excited for the lunar eclipse tonight. I read one article that says that it won’t really be visible from the east coast but Fox news (an unreliable source most of the time) says that it’ll be visible beginning at 2 am. There are some misty clouds because we’re expecting rain but I can still see the moon so there’s hope. The red shade will be a reflection of all the sunsets happening at the time.