Friday, 17 June 2011

Hugging Rumi

Americans hug.  It is one thing about them that I did not quite like when I was in the United States. Simply because I really don't like strangers touching me.  I am VERY particular about this. Shaking hands, kissing on the cheeks and patting the arm or back is fine with me.  But hugging is definitely a no-no.

So today when I got a very American hug from someone from America, I found myself almost in tears.  Boy!  A hug feels real good!!!  Maybe because it came from someone I like and think good about. 

The other highlight of my day was to be gifted Rumi's Mathnawi (the complete 6 volumes!!!).  I usually order books on Amazon and that one has been on my wish list for some time.  To receive as gift something that I myself wanted pleased me beyond words.  Now, if you know me, you would know that I hold anything sufi-related with a mixture of awe, reverence and absolute absolute thirst.  I used to drink up anything philosophical but I have discovered that not all philosophy is right.  So now I limit myself to mysticism mostly.  It quenches my thirst for learning.  The book is voluminous.  I MUST set time aside for Rumi.

Good things happen in bundles people.  Today was proof of that.  A good book, a big hug, and a couple of other stuff that can wait for a mention are more than I could have wished for.

Alhamdulillah.

2 comments:

  1. Americans do hug haha a lot! I am no exception to that statement!

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