THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!
I'm eternally grateful to you for demolishing (politely and eloquently) Eric Walter on my FB account re: Health Insurance Reform.
I wish I had never "friended" all those high school folks who found me. We just have nothing in common. And there's so much about my life that I *don't * want them to know, that I'm dying to kvell about.
I've converted to Islam, folks. Before any jaw drops, let me say that I'm happier and mentally more stable than I have been in a long time (I have bipolar disorder, for those who don't know).
The Muslim prayer practice, which is a combination kata and koan five times a day, brought me in. I'm studying the Qur'an and sunnah. And learning some Arabic too, which is impossible NOT to learn if you convert.
So that's what's new around my apartment. Lori can tell you about my headscarf fashion statement--LOL---I still haven't gotten the knack of wrapping a hijaab and alternately look like the Little Match Girl or Lawrence of Arabia as portrayed by Peter O'Toole after a bender.
I wore a burka out in public, but I think it freaked people out. It was a really funny experience, but one thing's for sure...it makes it a hell of a lot easier to get an empty seat on Muni when you're wearing one. I think the next time I go out I'll wear a Darth Vader mask *under* the thing and then take it off on the bus....hmm I'm having way too much fun with this.
I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi Knight, the same as my Father.
STAR WARS (1977)