7 Ramadan 2014: Stories

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman


Today happened to be a day full of stories, not like any other day isn’t like that anyway.

Whether it is in a person’s sickness, a friend’s accomplishment, an acquaintance’s awakening … whether it is in happiness or in sorrow, there is always a story. A story to be told, a story to be heard, a story to be reflected upon and to be shared with the rest of the world. I often wonder whether or not people could one day give up reading books, and the more I reflect, the more I realize that that will only happen when the world runs out of stories of human triumph and suffering and that … would not come unless there was only one person left on this planet who did not have someone else to share their story with.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou


Interestingly, and more relevant to this blessed month, the Quran and all holy books are full of wonderful stories to be read and reflected upon for  …

“We’re all stories, in the end.” – Steven Moffat


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