If you keep up with me at all, I am sure you have noticed that I struggle with being satisfied with what is less than excellent. I like things to be perfect, in fact. Language learning is not the friend of perfectionists, let me tell you. Not to mention, language acquisition can truly make you feel like a child all over again. Sometimes, not even that esteemed, because let’s be honest, children in the country are speaking with more fluency and ease than I as I learn this new language.Read More
He stood only about 5'5" and was of an average build. His face, while I could tell he was older still looked youthful and full of life.
"I am Salim, pleased to meet you."
Returning his greeting I awaited his initiative for salutatory actions. Without offering his hand, he led me down the hallway and into a small library where he told me to look at any literature I pleased until he returned. After leafing through several Qur'ans of different translations, Salim returned and showed me into the prayer room of the mosque. He turned a chair to face mine and sat when I was seated. Our question and answer session was about to begin.