"(She) will smile you a calm welcome, to be sure..." ~ Jane Eyre
In Samarra, Iraq, lies the Spiral Minaret (Al-Malweyya), built around 848AD. The original purpose of the minaret was as a watchtower; it was illuminated each night by bright torches. Now, minarets serve as a means to call prayer. Minarets are known to be the gate between heaven and earth.
Beside my nightstand, Al-Malweyya sits in the form of an etched out image in a piece of glass. It was given to me D.R a few days ago.; our friendship was built six years ago. I am very fortunate to have him in my life, for he illuminates my days. My constant call to prayers was answered over the past five months, and he is finally home after serving in Iraq.
I smile each time I look at Al-Malweyya because I know he never has to look at it again.
Reader, welcome to my life.
- Name: ThursdayNext
- Location: New York, United States