That Eid ul Fitr, the festival of sweetness/rejuvenation, falls on the day of peace, Friday, as well as the historical womens' day, gives one moment to reflect on our responsibility as humans, to seek and display compassion and authenticity. The Almighty's Beauty and Grace is beyond gender and age and time. Eid-ul Fitr Kareem! May love and joy permeate our hearts and homes.
Shafinaaz is a sociologist, artist and poet based in Johannesburg, SA. She is the author of several works of non-fiction and fiction, and has been listed in HayFestival's Africa39 category of top 39 authors in Africa under the age of 40 at the London Book Fair 2014. Also see www.shafinaaz.co.za
I write. As I must. Words are my paints of expression on an otherwise bland canvas, my rollercoasters of delight on otherwise dreary roads. Entertainment or derision, they manifest in my varied states of being. Until theres silence. Even then, theres a dialogue of sorts that continues... in spirit? Who knows..