Wednesday, May 23, 2007

She’s off for haj now, a thanksgiving to the skies for that grasp at life.
She comes in to work in a hijab.
More out of necessity than faith.
In time, that curly mane, jet black like the midnight sky, will return.
Lymphoma trounced. Stoic.

10 comments:

mystic rose said...

lol.

austere said...

She took it quite bravely, and took it head-on. Her younger son is not 2 years old yet. Brave girl, conquered the disease.

shiv said...

Antithetical....wears hijab out of necessity, not faith..goes to the Haj for thanksgiving...but great guts to have faced all that...

Proxima said...

Wow, Lymphoma. I hope she can stay in remission and move on.

-P

austere said...

shiv- amazing courage. so collected even when the wbc was acting up.

proxima- yes, I pray that for her too.:)

mystic rose said...

that young! hope everything remains well. adversity does bring out courage.


and im duly chastised , but did not know it was real(thought it was 55 word fiction)

austere said...

that young, self-made, conservative background... yet. :)
Its ok. I had written about this earlier, when it was diagnosed, so dont let it bother you.

fiction n stuff I restrict to roughpad.

mystic rose said...

btw,

was looking at your flickr photto stream. the arch and petals is so romantic! *sigh.

austere said...

mystic- thanks for looking. :) keep hustling ppl to go to my photos on flickr.
:)
romantic?
luxury romantic then, at the Leela. :)

Reshma said...

kudos to her!