Portraits of Egypt
This is a nice short video my sister came across of portraits of different people living in Egypt:
It’s amazing how every face tells a story. It reminded me very much of one of my favorite quotes, by Dean Koontz of all people :), from his book Fear Nothing:
“Six billion of us walking the planet, six billion smaller worlds on the bigger one… Six billion stories, every one an epic, full of tragedy and triumph, good and evil, despair and hope. You and me – we aren’t so special, bro.”
Sometimes in the craziness and rush of living in this city it’s easy to become harsh, ‘hard’, and blind to the essential humanity of others- forgetting that we’re dealing with other human beings, who have good and bad and their own struggles and lives to live. Somehow I found taking a moment to really look at people- as in the video- and thinking about their condition a good reminder about dealing with people with compassion and understanding. This is something the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known for. May Allah make us like him in our manners and character.