I've just arrived in Cairo and have several things that I want to blog about, but no time. I did spot this short article on the uses of honey as being more effective than cough medicine in the NYTimes and it's reminded me about how amazing honey is. There's much to be said about this topic, as honey can be a wonderful treatment for all sorts of problems both internal and external and is a very Islamic food as well. More to come...
Every midwife knows
that not until a mother’s womb
softens from the pain of labour
will a way unfold
and the infant find that opening to be born.
There is treasure in your heart,
it is heavy with child.
All the awakened ones,
like trusted midwives are saying,
'welcome this pain.'
It opens the dark passage of Grace.
Jalal al-Din Rumi