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Sweet Friday Sunrise

It’s a temptation to linger outside on my balcony this morning. At 0700, it is a sweet 84°F / 29°C, there is a breeze blowing and look! There are sweet little clouds in the sky! Winter is coming! There is a chop in the surf, the air smells clean, and that band on the horizon is down to a thin wispy layer . . . if only the whole day could be like this.

Yesterday I ended up spending a lot of time outdoors. Early in the day, it wasn’t bad, it was even pleasant, but by mid-day, it was barely bearable.

Ramadan is the season of drawing closer to God / Allah, and thinking on those who are poor, and are not fasting to deprive themselves, but fasting because they have nothing to eat. As I found myself outdoors, unshaded, in the midday heat, I found myself thinking of you who are fasting, and how very difficult this year has been with the heat and humidity. The days of dry heat just leach the moisture right out of you; the days of humidity you drip, losing moisture either way that you can ill afford to lose when you must get through the day without drinking.

It is truly sacrificial, and my prayers are with you, that you find satisfaction in your fast, and draw closer to God.

For myself, at the end of the day, AdventureMan and I found ourselves exhausted and with that little dehydration headache you can get. I am feeling very thankful for the coming of cooler weather, insh’allah.

September 26, 2008 - Posted by | Community, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Ramadan, sunrise series, Weather


  1. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
    Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry

    R.I.P John Denver

    Comment by daggero | September 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. its a beautiful morning 🙂
    I have a loooong day ahead of me (I guess you are used to hear this from me by now)

    I am gonna cook something for our girl’s gathering tonight 🙂

    Next year, Ramadan will come sooner, in hotter harsher weather :-S… I felt so dehydrated yesterday and my skin is SO DRY.. specially the palms of my hands.. which freaked me out 😦 its so unusual for me :’-(

    Comment by Ansam | September 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. Waw amazing shot!

    Comment by ::: ShoSho ::: | September 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. LOL, Daggero!

    Oh Ansam, I wish you well on your long day. May it end with a lot of laughter and a lot of fun as you gather with your gal pals! Photos?

    Thanks, ShoSho! I was just in the right place at the right time. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. Is it getting cloudy out here? I didn’t notice that yet.

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | September 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. I uploaded them on facebook and will do the same on my blog later 🙂 just giving my recent posts some more time 😉

    Comment by Ansam | September 27, 2008 | Reply

  7. Beautiful clouds if you were up around 0530, Mac! 😛

    Can’t wait to see them, Ansam!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 27, 2008 | Reply

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