Shades of purple…

Purple is a combination of blue and red. Some say the blue represents calmness and stability while the red suggests activity and energy. 

To me, purple connotes the wealth I aspire to acquire again, the wisdom I now possess in my senior years, and the peace and security I seek to maintain, insha’allah!

It is also the color of the plants and flowers that caught my attention this afternoon…

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Solemn Thoughts on Mother’s Day

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I lost my mother at the age of 7. I remember that day clearly. My initial reaction was somewhat stoic, with no emotion. I didn’t cry until the funeral, and then only briefly.

As time proceeded, by the Grace of God, I was able to find comfort in the mothers of my closest friends and family. Reflecting on the memories, I think that perhaps they understood my loss as only another mother could.

When my dearest aunt Ella passed, I, a grown and accomplished man, could not stop the flow of tears…

Today, I am grateful for all the mothers who have ever given me something to eat, bandaged my wounds, wiped my runny nose, cleaned my ears, or given me a bosom to cry on. “Paradise is at the feet of Mothers!”

I remember you on this day and always…