Literally, it is the HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN!!!!! Ramadan Mabroke! (Congratulations/ or more loosely translated: Happy Ramadan!)
Yes, you guessed it! We are now in the THROES of Ramadan!!!! Going outside today was a little like walking through a ghost town. We thought that we remembered that things were up and going around mid-day but by 11:30, all of the cafes were closed (of course) but so were many hanoots (stores!). Also, Wednesdays are usually our best souk (market) days but today left a little to be desired.
So here we are Ramadan…. its you…. and me (cue* old Western movie music)
Ramadan : are you yella?
Me: No I’m not yella- give me all you got!
Ramadan: I’ve got lessons…. lessons you’ve never dreamed of!!!!
Me: What you mean, lessons? I don’t need to be taught nothin! I’ve seen you around these parts before… you don’t do nothin but cause trouble!
Ramadan: At dawn, in the 8th month…. you’ll see!
(cue* old Western music)
Well, obviously I have had a face-off with Ramadan… closed stores, slower schedules, hard travel etc. etc! But* it is important, just like many holidays, to find and hold true the deeper meaning. What is it about Ramadan that is so special and oftentimes, a favorite holiday of many?
I guess Ramadan was right, I DO* have a lot to learn.
write a blog post every day!!!!