Thursday, July 22, 2010

when panic grips your body and your heart's a hummingbird

ok - mostly over my panic at least momentarily.

so, we got new neighbours today. they are Muslim. I do not believe that all Muslim's are terrorists but I must admit that I know little about their culture other than a lot of pre-conceived notions that are probably more based in fiction (i.e. 24 anyone?) than reality. I do not personally know any Muslim people. I did not go to school with any, I do not work with any.

I look forward to getting to know them if we have the opportunity. From the 2 minutes we met out front they seem very lovely. Her name is Ikram and his is Ahmed. They have 3 children around the same age as our children. It would be great if Nate (and Maggie) had a friend or two next door.

well, I think i'm going to go finish my book now, just an easy read Michael Connelly murder mystery - my version of chick-lit.

I am looking for an actual good book to read if anyone has any suggestions.


  1. I know some Muslims through work, not well granted. Like most people they are probably as different as they are the same. I wouldn't be surprised if you have a lot of values in common if you can set aside the theological specifics.
    I just finished "Holding still for as long as possible" by Zoe Whittall, Not sure if you will like it but I enjoyed it.

  2. Judge not a book by its cover.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .