Your longing for me is my message to you. All your attempts to reach me, are in reality my attempts to reach You. – Rumi
Vallejo Art & Architecture Walk Vallejo, California (my hometown) April 2016
Leaf Rock Olander Park Sylvania, Ohio Summer 2016
Here is a collage of photos taken over a few seasons from just some random moments in my day and life.
Photos by Aasyah W. Badr
I thought Traveling With Books would be a good title for this post. I enjoy travel and adventure their experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking. Also there are plenty of things to be gained from traveling abroad or domestic such as new friends, new experiences, new stories.
So now my Winter Reading List is growing with some travel and adventure, for my selection I have chosen a mosaic of women who venture out into the world to explore, connect and live their lives to the fullest by being uninhibited nomads.
1. Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
2. Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World by Rita Golden Gelman
3. Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World by Holly Morris
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
My reading genre is vast on many topics from ancient history, religion, politics, classics to biographies. Right now I am currently reading a collage of subjects in Pre-African American history, Islamic perspective of African Muslims and Women, and how the impact of 500 years of European behavior has impacted African-Americans.
On my monthly jaunt to the library I am always amazed with how quickly they are adding a better and wider range of books especially these various books that were hard for me to find at any local bookstore, 3 are from the library and 1 is from my personal bookshelf.
These reads are sure to keep me intrigue, and seek further information to grasp more genres on these subjects.
1. They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence In Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima.
2. 500 Years of European Behavior: It’s Effect on Afrika and Afrikan People by Nana Ekow Butweiku I
3. Western Representations of The Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque by Mohja Kahf (from my personal bookshelf).
4. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in The Americas by Sylviane A. Diouf
Some Winter reading and the list keeps growing, I tend to read at least 2 books in a week, of course this depend on the length of the book :-). What will I be reading next? Stay tuned.
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