¡¡Katb Kitaab dearest dearest Noor + Mohammed!!

by 伊凌 yi ling


Dearest Noor Wadi,

Masha’Allah!! My beautiful, brilliant, poet friend with the persevering xin-heart.  What glory of that you are from the ground of Palestine, the spirit of those holy waters that dance in the ancient ways of water and walking!  This is a beautiful day and I have been unable to stop my auntie-sister giggling any time I think of how far y’all have come to be so courageous in this loving union.  Remembering those hot pot/bubble tea talks and in n’ out runs in ATX and Plano ❤

As you continue to journey with your husband in God, growing together in faith and wisdom with your deep faith and love, I pray Creator stays in the center, the core, the xin of y’all’s couple and community walk.  I pray that spirit protects your waters, belonging to the endless supply that sprung the Zam Zam well.  I pray you two grow in the spirit of deepest intimacy, the language that must never be lost. As y’all both descend from the cradle of civilization, nourish the infants, quell the tantrums of the yts, sip the tea and stay fresh-clean-beautiful in that Palestinian-Somalian xin flow.  I pray the gifts y’all are to bring into this world together are (deep) well watered, that spirits of Somalia and Palestine dances ever closer to liberation in this union.  And after the prayers for sacred water and earth, I pray that the fire y’all feed in each other, the vitality and life force, this power entrusted in goodness, that y’all will ever stay warm and reverent to the Holy.  I pray for all creations that come forth from this union are so protected and adored, filled with the tenderness, strength, humor and brilliance I so admire in you.

Thank you for your generosity, integrity, responsibility, humor and strength, the foundation for so much flourishing in that way that moves wily like water throughout time/space/imagination of Creator’s sparkling sight.

Happy Katb Kitaab dearest Noor + Mohammed!  It is so much joy to see this step in y’all’s relationships, this sacred light coming to light ❤

Maktoob, for real.  Taiwan tea salud to y’all in Texas!  ❤

~yi ling