Eid mubarak

10 Sep

I woke inexplicably early this morning, and, even more inexplicably, got out of bed. The sky was lightening. The sun, and the colours it creates, when not affected by the humid haze, are especially evocative here, ranging from peach to tangerine.

It is the first day of Eid-al-fitr and the air is filled with prayers, broadcast from mosques around the neighbourhood.

I don’t remember this from last year, so I can’t tell you any more about it than that it is very moving.

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3 Responses to “Eid mubarak”

  1. Kath Lockett September 10, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Living in Flemington, there are a lot of African families here and we too heard the call to prayer from the local parkland. Mesmerising and a nice reminder that our ‘hood is a fairly happy mix.

  2. Alby Mangroves September 10, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    How very exotic… it seems like a different planet sometimes, the way you describe it. A magical, far-away planet where there is no pork 🙂

  3. The Coffee Lady September 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    When did exhaustion hit? Honestly?

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