Happy Eid Al Fitr 2014


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To everyone celebrating Eid Al Fitr today, I wish you Eid Mubarak. Wherever you are, hope you are with your loved ones.

This Ramadan was in the midst of some of the most harrowing events in Jerusalam, Gaza, Iraq and Syria, plus the devastating news of the shooting down of one of Malaysia Airlines' aircraft and the Air Algérie plane crash, along with more sad news from around the world.

Watching and reading about these events and trying to make sense of it all has been an activity many of us have been doing over the past few weeks.   

My friendMasarat Daud shared these words on Facebook yesterday in her Eid message. It expresses how I (and I'm certain many of us) feel and I'd like to share them here with you. 

Grateful for life and its gifts but continuously seeking clarity among stories of human fragility and injustice.

Remembering all those who were lost and the broken people they have left behind.

Thanks Masarat for these words.