Saturday, September 4, 2010

The day when a butterfly landed on my shoulder!

I was out today at a water fountain near my school. I was  taking pictures for Quran the holy book for a project I joined and enjoy among few other friends on a facebook group. While I was deeply involved in my project I heard a voice asking in pure classical Arabic,

هل تريدين المساعدة Do you need some help ?

I looked to myself my backpack on the edge of the fountain , I put the holy book over the bag, and I was trying to hlod it straight by one hand and holding my phone camera by the other hand. I definitely looked as someone who needs help, yet I answered, No with a smile. We continued talking in classical Arabic. A freshman Malysian student in the Arabic department at George Washington University. He speaks the classical Arabic very well. We talked about the Arabic language and the different accent in the Arabic countries. Also We discussed Islam and life in Malysia. Was short but nice talk.  While we were finishing a butteryfly landed on my shoulder, it stayed still for few seconds, and then it flew away. Few seconds and  it came back and stayed there for several minutes. I liked it and handed my phone to the  young man and asked him to take pictures for it, while I am enjoying standing still and looking at the big  butterfly. It actually didn't move till I touched it lightly with my hand. I never experienced that before , it was nice peaceful feelings. I felt in contact with the butterfly!

While leaving I asked him what is your name he said ....... , then  he asked what's your name I said ....... .
Oh! that means Inspiration, right? he said , nice meaningful name.I replyed yes it is, and I asked what does your name mean?
He said nothing , it has no meaning , it is just a word invented by my parents, it has no meaning. He sounded a kind of disappointed. I replyed with a smile don't worry you will be the one who creat a meaning for your name.  I saluted him, فرصة سعيدة nice to meet you , Assalm Alikum ...

That was my second conservation in Arabic in Silver Spring ( the first one was in Arabic Grocery Store ) but it was the first conversation by the classical Arabic.

Now, why do you think the butterfly landed on me ... I think it was just tired from a long flight and wanted to rest on some peaceful place which happened to be my shoulder!
I am the fountain of peace


اقصوصه said...

رمضان كريم :)

dusk till dawn said...

salam sis
Ramadan kareem , so did u learnd new phrases of arabic? i think the butterfly landed on ur shoulder just to say u got a friend to admire what u doing ,and share ur happiness to, hope things going well for u ,take gd care

Genuine Breath said...

I think I know what you are speaking about, those delicate flies are so sensitive and you must have been so quiet to enable the photographer of taking the picture... Eid Mubarak and next time I'll make sure to comment in Arabic and pure Libyan words ~winks

may said...

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله

من العــــايدين الفــــايزين

ان شاء الله



elekomm - إليكــم said...

السلام عليكم

تقبل الله منا ومنكم الصيام والقيام وكل عام وانتم بخير

Enlightened Spirit said...

اقصوصة ...

ألله أكرم

dusk till dawn ...
Welcome back , long time no see!
Thank you so much for the complement ...
Glad to hear from u :)

Genuine breath ...
Waiting for ur next time :)

May ...
وعليكم السلام أخيتي

بارك الله فيك لتذكري دائماً ودوماً


إليكم ...

منا ومنكم أخي بارك الله فيك :)


اعتذر من الجميع للتأخير في الرد
وكلي أمل في رحمة قلوبكم وقبولها لاعتذاراتي الدائمة
دمتم بخير