.one too many.

…a place for waste…

is that a drop of blood?

with one comment

,,,

another day

another blood soaked religious tradition.

this time it is the Day of Ashura.

a ceremony of mourning for Hussein ibn Ali,

the grandson of the Prophet.

this time

Shiite muslims march through the streets

beating their chests,

singing their songs,

touching their ceremonal horses,

donating to symbolic coffins,

handing out free food,

sporting heavy iron chains around the necks for days on end,

strolling barefoot for a week,

touching ornate religious banners

and

most memorably…

self-flaggelating.

with knives.

yup.

the blood is coming.

i ask those with a sensitive disposition,

to turn back now.

and for the rest of you,

enjoy.

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you’re welcome.

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Written by canepari

January 12, 2009 at 7:25 pm

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  1. Al, it was fun to see how you project your perilnaosty. I had a few problems putting the warts and bumps out front, but alas we can all claim a few since no one is perfect. Thanks for taking me up on a great challenge.It definitely is best to focus on strengths to move in directions that benefit you! What have you learned from the book so far that you want to put into practice, Al?

    Izabella

    November 24, 2012 at 8:41 am


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