“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi Dawn of a new day On top of Mt. Sinai. Half light, half dark The light made it … Continue reading →
Riding a camel is not as easy as riding a horse. I remember having to ride on one and rely on this beast climbing Mount Sinai in pitch dark. I closed my eyes so that I don’t get scared and … Continue reading →
Sunrise! It’s always a delightful surprise to see the sun rises. No two are alike. The sunrise was taken successively with just a simple borrowed dilapidated Kodak camera from my sister. I don’t own a camera but I received a free gift of memory card from Fuji.
The 2011 pilgrimage was memorable in a sense that I went on top of Mt. Sinai. It was a trip of a lifetime. In order for us to be on time before the sun rises, we have to start climbing in the dark at 1 a.m. A local Egyptian boy guided our group. I took the easy way up, rode a camel part way and climbed at least 1000 steps up to reach the summit.Once reaching the summit, we waited for a while.
It was dark and cold. I could hear a lot of murmur, whisper, laughter, prayer. Our eyes were fixated on the black horizon in order not to miss the first glimmer of light. And then, the sun quietly made its presence known.
With a song and a prayer in my heart, I hummed this melody to my God:Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for the springing fresh from the word