Saturday, April 16, 2005

My cloister walk home today

Walking back home from work this evening the temperature and humidity were perfect.

The evening prayers were being sung and broadcast from the campus mosque. (Built and given to the university by Bin Laden Construction.)

The imam's voice was beautiful. The men's response, amen, was more so. Whatever religion you are from you know: this is of God.

The imam lives near me on campus. He commutes over to the mosque several times a day - the prayer schedule does not allow him to get 8 hours of sleep in a row.

For some prayers some days I imagine he's the only one there. But if we're awake we hear him. And, yes, sometimes some of us get awakened by him. More often though we're awakened by his free range rooster. Livestock aren't allowed in the city limits, but the imam's rooster has an exemption.

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