Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit- Khalil Gibran

Have you ever chopped carrots while your teary-eyed husband dices the onions and just as you present your most convincing counter argument about why its not your turn to load the dishwasher you suddenly look at the scene as though from outside yourself and find this exceptionally ordinary moment suddenly immeasurably beautiful? Or saw Boy Meets World or a box of Bimbo in the bread aisle or sat down alone for a cup of tea and suddenly realize a day's drive is too far to be from those who are part of what makes life worth living? Lil' bro, you must be rolling your eyes as I get sentimental on what's admittedly a terribly over marketed holiday but with all there is to stress and lose sleep over, I can't help but be thoughtful, and thankful, for the loves of my life.

15 comments:

Amy H said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my stay. Thanks for the education on the dowry's. That was very interesting information.

Take care,
Amy

Aisha said...

Amy, thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate that you gained something from your stay. Do come back ya hear? ;0)

Tee said...

Don't you dare take this post down just because I was being a Valentine scrooge! LOL. It's really beautiful and there are times I feel that way, too.

As an aside, I had never heard of Bimbo before until a few weeks ago. My husband was watching a Spanish news/sports show and there were a bunch of ditzy cheerleader types with tight little T-shirts that read "Bimbo" across their chests. I went on a rant about what idiots they were until my husband told me it was a brand of bread (that sponsered the soccer team)... LOL. Still, the shirt seemed appropriate.

ABCDlaw said...

"Bimbo" cheerleaders hahaha...tee that was too funny

Ooo and chewing gum while chopping onions, or when in the vicinity of onions being chopped, helps reduce tears :)

Anonymous said...

...amen to that!...

-ash

Suroor said...

Awww, you are such a beautiful person, Aisha. I must tell you I love you!

Hang on! You make the poor man dice onions, you cruel woman? Keep it up! :)

Aisha said...

Tee- ROFL about the bimbo cheerleaders. How fitting! Their slogan is actually a cute little teddy bear. I didn't ever notice them here in Atlanta until one day one of my bestfriends and I were grabbing some stuff and she stopped and started giggling and picked up the bimbo bread with the happy teddy bear. My parents love them, they have them special ordered at their local grocery store since there is no t ahuge hispanic population where they live so they don't have a lot of demand for bimbos. Bimbos are good though with tea! :)

Abcdlaw, thanks for the tip!!! I had no idea about gum/onions!

Ash :) thanks

Suroor, awww lol, well thank you! That means the world :)

Huda said...

Yes, it is a terribly over-marketed (and, honestly, fake) holiday, but your sentiment is so real and sweet that it gives meaning to the marketing and fakeness.

Happy Valentine's Day, Aisha.

mezba said...

I am celebrating Single Awareness Day.

I am going to be in S.A.D. mode for today.

Aisha said...

Huda, aw thanks, you too. Btw- we have been playing phone tag. My voice is coming back now so hopefully we can talk soon.

Mezba, creative, wery creative:). However I might add that it wasnt just the hubbz I was referring to, the cup of tea, the tv show, and the... bimbo (hee) referred to my parents and brothers. I know you have lots of love in your home, though please proceed with S.A.D. as long as you're not Sad. :)

(Aisha- it wont let me log in. the nerve!)

Tee said...

Aisha - I'll have to give Bimbo a try. I've never eaten them... Just what I need. More carbohydrates to love. (Not!) LOL.

Bee Amma said...

Alhamdulillah:)

Aisha said...

Tee- its nice with tea :)

Bee Amma, thanks :)

koonj said...

oh man aisha, you're going soft too?

Aisha said...

oh Koonj, dont you know, I've always been a big softie :)

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