I don’t speak Arabic, but one of the most beautiful words I know is ya’aburnee, Arabic for “you bury me.” It’s a term of endearment, expressing the hope to die before one’s beloved partner so not to live without them.
If you’re interested in what love looks like in the 21st century, or are in search of a good read, I highly recommend reading the New York Times’ Modern Love column.
I couldn’t email out to 23,000 people without mentioning Lyme Disease and how profoundly it has impacted my family’s life. Lyme Disease is caused by a tick. Ticks are everywhere, not just in the Northeastern U.S. Please take three minutes to Google Lyme Disease and learn about how serious an issue it really is.
“Barn's burnt down -- now I can see the moon." - Mizuta Masahide, 17th century Japanese poet
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