Self-reflection during Ramadan 

There are two ways of being tired of eating during Ramadan:

  • One is when you wake up in the middle of night during Seheri and try to shove down as much food as you possibly can so you can keep your fast; even though just four or five hours ago you ate a full course meal.
  • And the other one is at Iftar when you’re full after two bites and can’t eat another morsel, despite the fact that the stomach has been crying for food for the past 16 hours.

Both times you end up just looking at the food more than you actually start eating it.
Not because the food doesn’t look appetizing but because both the mind and body are too tired. The mind is too sleepy and the body is just not hungry. As I stare at my food, there are a lot of things going in my head. At least that is what it looks like if someone were to see me. Maybe I’ll tell you one day. That is, if I ever can remember what in the world I was thinking about.

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