It seems like I haven’t written anything forever. Oh well, I’m back now.
I had the loneliest Eid in my 22 years of life. Granted, my last 7 or 8 years of Eid have been pretty dull, but this year was the worst. Unlike Eid-ul-Fitr (which I was down with the Flu), I managed to wake up early and pray this Eid, but as soon as I got home, the loneliness hit me because most of my family went to VA for a last minute wedding. No kids running around, no Eid sweets, and definitely no feast. By the way, who the hell holds their wedding on EID? Somalis never stop amazing me.
I realized that Eid is no fun without kids. Kids really make Eid enjoyable for everyone.I can only sit here and remember my younger days when we hustled adults for money, played with balloons, and went to the movies in the middle of the day. Well, as they say here, ‘those were the good old days.’
And as for the new year, I have no grandeur goals to accomplish. Just stick to what I have been doing. I can only hope that the world will be a better place than it was in 2006. And maybe, just maybe, all the troubled places like Darfur and Somalia will get some kind of lasting peace.
Although I feel bad for the people in the afterlife as they had couple of evil dictators (Saddam and Pinochet) joined them at the end of the year.
P.S. Happy belated Ciid Wanaagsan/Eid Mubarak to all my fellow bloggers. I hope you guys had a better Eid than I did.