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  • Listening to the rain fall on tranquil summer mornings
  • Small moments of delight that make me feel like a child again
  • Reveling in the beautiful, chaotic intricacies of the people i love
  • When conversation flows like an uninterrupted river
  • The feeling of sublime smallness that engulfs me when i sit beneath a sky full of intensely vivid stars
  • Ethereal mornings drenched in fog
  • Blissful nights of worship that make my soul feel cleansed
  • Making someone laugh when they feel like crying
  • The way sunrises & sunsets never lose their ability to enrapture the senses
  • Definitions of wisdom that run deeper than cursory intellectualism
  • Fearless adventures that ignite my inner wildness
  • Diving into the detailed study of a subject that fascinates me
  • The ecstasy of spiritually fulfilling conversations
  • Experimenting with a new dish and hitting the perfect bliss point of flavor
  • The unsheathed glory of the full moon
  • Solitary moments of reflection in front of the ocean
  • The otherworldly peace of being surrounded by mountains & trees
  • Being in the presence of someone who understands & embraces all sides of me
  • Goofing around with my best friends
  • Tender, heartfelt recitations of Qur'an that speak to my heart
  • The stray moments in an art museum when time feels suspended & i get lost in the subtle magic of each painting
  • Bubble baths, hot showers, scented candles, & mystical poetry
  • Mythology that glorifies the female spirit
  • Thought-provoking lectures that make my soul fly
  • Spending hours roaming the shelves of a quiet bookstore/library
  • Watching someone talk about something they're visibly passionate/excited about
  • When a line of poetry bursts into my mind and captures everything i'd been thinking about
  • The unrestrained enthusiasm of a child telling a story
  • When i smell a flower & its petals seem to hug my face in response
  • Getting blissfully lost in soul-stirring prose
  • When a mystery i'd been pondering finally unravels & all the pieces come together as if threaded by an invisible hand
  • Sweet pomegranates, plums, & strawberries
  • Spending hours painting & forgetting that the world exists
  • Chipping away at a goal & getting excited about small increments of progress
  • Moments in the midst of intense pain/difficulty when i feel the gentle comfort of God's presence
  • When grief shifts into patience, hope, & gratitude
  • The mental peace that comes with turning away from cynicism & cold, dispassionate rationality
  • Intellectually stimulating debates that result in mutual understanding & growth
  • Quality time with my mom & brother
  • Adorable animal videos
  • Being proven wrong when i feel skeptical
  • The unbridled excitement of grasping a new concept and feeling it deepen my understanding of related ideas
  • Unleashing my outspoken side in defense of an important cause
  • Connecting with someone with a vastly different personality/worldview & finding common ground
  • Helping someone recognize their intrinsic worth & beauty
  • The relief that comes with apologizing & being forgiven
  • Feeling like the present moment is exactly where i'd like to be
  • Looking into a pair of familiar eyes & feeling a sense of home

x r

aug 2 2020 ∞
jan 3 2021 +