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" "Thank you" I answered, unsure of the proper American response to her gracious enthusiasm. In the Arab world, gratitude is a language unto itself, "May Allah bless the hands that give me this gift"; "Beauty is in your eyes that find me pretty"; "May God extend your life"; "May Allah never deny your prayer"; "May the next meal you cook for us be in celebration of your son’s wedding…of your daughter’s graduation…your mother’s recovery"; and so on, an infinite string of prayerful appreciation. Coming from such a culture, I have always found a mere "thank you" an insufficient expression that makes my voice sound miserly and ungrateful." "

- Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)

(Source: z-ainab, via el-masreya)

So I’m watching supernatural episode 17 of season 5 and Castiel’s voicemail goes:

Voicemail woman: You have reached the voice mailbox of-


Castiel: I-I don’t understand, why do you want me to say my name?

As rough as these photos may seem, I enjoyed taking them. The fact that one of them was chosen to be portrayed on the Art For Freedom website by Katy Perry & Madonna warms my heart!