This experience takes place in Makkah. My husband,his cousin, his family and I were travelling on the bus. The bus driver was supposed to take us to Muzdalifa where we were supposed to spend the night and come back to Makkah,the following morning. Suddenly the driver stopped and told us to get off. We had no idea where we were. My husband’s cousin,knew a few words of Arabic,he tried to explain,we won’t find our way.It was dark and deserted. The driver kept yelling and told us to get off. Miraculously someone showed up,he was an Egyptian. He had a heated dialogue with the driver and was able to convince him to drop us off at the taxi stand. To be sure he boarded the bus with us. We all got off to hire a cab.The nice man called a cab driver, told him in Arabic to drop us off in Muzdalifa. We thanked him and got in the cab. We reached our destination safely. I will always remember this.
Daily Archives: May 19, 2013
Probhat Ootshab Celebration Of Dawn By Tagore translation by ranu
How did my heart unfold today,
The world is here to celebrate.
With the coming of dawn what’s this,
Who will I see when I look at the sky.
A ray of sun has fallen on the eastern cloud,
half of the red chariot is visible on the peak.
Birds twitter at the start of a new day,
Their sweet sound is a joy to hear .
‘Come come’ sky are you calling__
I am not here, I am in your heart.
the light of dawn scatters my heart,
I will fill your heart with mine.
Arise O sun arise, take me,
leave me on the boat east of you.
I know it will cross the sea__
take me then, take me.