Morning Musings

58 Al-Mujadila (The Plaintiff)
قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ 58:1
وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ تَحَاوُرَكُمَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ

58:1 GOD indeed heard her discourse with you about her husband, and her pleading with God.
And God Heard your dialogue: truly, God Hears, Sees (Everything).

I take it you overheard my friendly neighborhood manicurist confide in me, over a morning latte the other day, about one of her patrons venting her domestic troubles and I agree a $4 change polish should not have to include marital counseling.

And I am sure that You must have heard Everything and Anything a woman can say about her husband, but have You heard this one?

—“He swoops in to visit (on Groundhog’s Day—as if I had any choice in the
matter) and, without as much as a ‘How do?’ and nary a word, lets on that if we
ever see each other again ‘it is the end of the world’—such drama! … He knows
‘une petite mort’ will do just fine!” {Any one not in on the joke is strongly
advised to brush up on French idiomatic expressions before taking any

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