Friday, July 18, 2008


today, as yusuf napped, i sat in the huge armchair in my library, reading. and suddenly, out of nowhere, it started to pour. i looked out the window and saw the best kind of rainfall- the sun was shining so brightly that the rain seemed completely out of place, even as it took over the scene. the rain was clear and sparkling and soundless.

i forgot for a moment what day it was, what month it was, even what season it was. it didn't feel like july, like summer. it just felt like a clean, pure rainy day.

and then yusuf woke up from his nap and the rain seemed to magically be linked to him, for it stopped as soon as he cried. and as i climbed the stairs to get him, everything indoors and out seemed renewed and fresh and bright.

it doesn't happen everyday, but sometimes i feel completely in tune with things that i am only a tiny part of, and it's wonderful.