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  • See the Northern Lights in person
  • See the bioluminescent plankton in the Maldives
  • Love selflessly and entirely, without any inhibitions
  • Attain all-encompassing nearness to God
  • Perform pilgrimage to all the major holy sites
  • Marry a man who'd be an amazing partner in crime, devoted father to our kids, and the ideal companion for my soul's journey through this life and the next
  • Fall asleep under the stars after a life-changing conversation
  • If parenthood is in the cards, be an unfailingly supportive, nurturing mother
  • Go to culinary school & become an amazing cook
  • Become skilled at archery and martial arts
  • Learn muay thai like Sagat from Street Fighter
  • Create a home that feels like home
  • See my brothers happily marry & be an amazing aunt to their children
  • Make at least one person feel like the most special, significant human being alive
  • Look into a pair of sad eyes and heal every grief there
  • Climb a massive mountain and share the view from the top with someone wonderful
  • Buy a miata, tesla, rsx, or '67 stang and go on a long road trip all over America, taking pictures of interesting small towns
  • Go ziplining, skydiving, and parasailing
  • Travel to as many UNESCO world heritage sites as life allows
  • Volunteer at a suicide hotline
  • Visit hospital patients and read awesome books to them
  • Become a human rights activist & professional writer
  • Help bring lasting social & economic progress to a suffering community
  • Plant at least 100 trees
  • Sponsor an orphan
  • Go horseback riding along a quiet seashore at night
  • Share a sunrise with the love of my life
  • Visit as many national parks as possible- especially Yosemite, Olympic, Banff, Sequoia, Rocky Mountain, Denali, Glacier, Big Bend, Biscayne, Grand Teton, Columbia Gorge NSA, and Yellowstone
  • Go hot air ballooning in Turkey or Scotland
  • Meditate in the valley of Saiful Muluk
  • Walk across the Salar de Uyuni after heavy rains
  • Become fluent in Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, and French; read my favorite poets in their native languages
  • Stay at a Thomas Kinkade-esque cottage in the woods & write a modern-day version of Walden
  • Build a small personal library of exquisite literature
  • Go adventuring in dream cities- especially Istanbul, Alhambra, Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid, Isfahan, & Casablanca
  • Buy a high-grade telescope and learn to identify major celestial bodies
  • Stay in touch with my favorite teachers/professors and write letters to them occasionally
  • Support the building & maintenance of shelters, safe havens, schools, and orphanages in conflict zones
  • Study the Qur'an & Tafseer-al Mizan in depth
  • Attain degrees in fields I feel passionate about
  • Write at least one novel & collection of poetry
  • Make praying Salat ul Layl a frequent practice
  • Write an Islamic analysis of the Tao te Ching
  • Buy some land & have horses and my own little farm
  • Plant a garden with my love
  • Forgive every manner in which I've ever been disappointed or wronged
  • Die with God's praises on my lips
  • Be entirely, unfailingly content with how ever things end up.

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jun 29 2010 ∞
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