Catch-up

lonewolf678's picture

So anyway, I got glasses yesterday. I look good (not like self-flattery), I like to have a postitive self image. So yeah. I was blown away at how bad my eye sight was. I'm nearsighted and also have an astigmatism. When I looked up at the clouds I started crying. I couldn't believe how beautiful they were.

I could see true colors, I could see far away when the far off objects were blurry. I thought everyone saw things the way I saw them. Everything looks even more beautiful now. I'm still having trouble believing that people with normal eyesight see everything so clearly. Everything is so much more defined. It's like everything I see is a piece of art.

But I digress. My sister is moving back in with us... I'm upset to be honest. Turns out here pile of crap boyfriend told her to get out of their apartment. My sister has two kids and she's 7 months pregnant. My mother still can't walk very well and I can't walk well because of my chronic mystery pain. I wish she could just go to someone else's home.

I'm really upset about this whole thing. I wish she could get her life together. For a high school dropout she isn't fairing well on her own. I can't even express my feelings without using profanity. Yes, it is that bad. I guess I'll just argue with her regularly and see if that has any effect. She really needs to start getting her shit together.

But I think back on the fouth pillar of Islam. Charity, and through this I'll try to help a family member. But I just hate how it takes a toll on my Mother. I wish my mystery pain would go away so I could handle this better.

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loreonpravus's picture

You don't really hear too

You don't really hear too much about religion because a lot of secular people, the instant people start talking about (any) religion, then go into "omg tryna shove it down our throats" mode. Which is unfortunate, because then you don't get to learn about other people. Either way, I like reading about Islam in your journals.

Hope things go relatively well with your sister. And good on the glasses- I'm a little near-sighted, so I can't really make out people's faces from far away, which is problematic sometimes- being able to see is nice.

lonewolf678's picture

True,

some people are that way. Thank goodness a big part of the population isn't that way. Thanks for the well wishing.

Being able to see stuff is wicked awesome. :-)

whateversexual_llama's picture

every time i got a new

every time i got a new prescription, i have that feeling of rediscovering beauty all over again. i'm actually disappointed that my eyesight stopped declining...

that's rough about the sister, though. I don't know what to tell you... tzdakah (charity in judaism) is something that helps so many people do things they couldn't do otherwise... I hope the power of that is the same for yourself.

jeff's picture

Uhh...

I can't speak for Islamic definitions, but helping a family member typically isn't considered charity.

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"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

lonewolf678's picture

Trust me,

if it wasen't for us she'd be homeless. Two months behind on rent and no one wants anything to do with her. Even my mother would've turned my back on her but my Mother did "the Christian thing to do" and so now I'm getting into "the Muslim thing to do".

Sorry if you don't agree with a set of teachings being incorporated into helping people. Including family that once turned their back on you (my sister).

jeff's picture

Err...

I'm just saying helping family is sort of something people are supposed to do, whereas charity is something above and beyond that, something you don't necessarily have to do.

I'm arguing about the word charity, not religion. I refrain from commenting on religion on your journals.

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"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

lonewolf678's picture

Well,

In this case family and charity have come together. I don't expect you to understand that. Too much of a huge an depressing back story that even makes me fall into a pseudo depression.

whateversexual_llama's picture

in judaism, helping those in

in judaism, helping those in need/the sick is a mitzvah no matter what the relation. like, caring for the elderly is a mitzvah whether it's your granny or a stranger.

lonewolf678's picture

Hmm,

very good teachings in Judaism, such wisdom. :-)

whateversexual_llama's picture

there are so many

there are so many correlations between judaism and islam. they're both beautiful in similar ways.

lonewolf678's picture

Ahh,

true. Many religions have their own merits.

jeff's picture

Uhh...

Not very surprising given Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all Abrahamic religions.

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"Why be given a body if you have to keep it locked up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

lonewolf678's picture

Exactly!

But for some reason it's not common knowledge to many people.

whateversexual_llama's picture

that's cuz people is dumb.

that's cuz people is dumb.

though i feel like in Islam and Judaim, it's more commonly known than in christianity. Cuz Islam focuses on all of the prophets before Muhammad, I guess, and because us jews love to kvetch about how we were the first monotheistic religion and Islam and Christianity stole our thunder xD

lonewolf678's picture

:-D

"...stole our thunder."
:-O LOL

whateversexual_llama's picture

#jewjokesthatjewscanmake

#jewjokesthatjewscanmake

lonewolf678's picture

Oh,

was it not supposed to be funny? And why did you type it that way?

whateversexual_llama's picture

nonononono it was DEFS

nonononono it was DEFS supposed to be funny. but i think it was made funnier because saying like "oy, the jews, we like to kvetch" is most effective when a Jewperson such as myself says it.

the hashtag "#" is a twitter thing.... don't worry about it.

lonewolf678's picture

Oh ok,

the pound is a hashtag. Duely noted thanks. :-)