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Periphery

a record of mundane things that have stuck in my mind, and what they may mean.

Saturday, January 31, 2004

Sheesh... I wrote this?

A student is a hazy-eyed wanderer, who is constantly in search for clarity. She desires clarity in purpose, in thought, and in action. She understands that she’s not a master, and this guides her learning.

As a student, she knows she will learn by learning what it is she does not understand yet. She knows her words are weak and her judgment faulty, even though she does not grasp stronger words or know how to correct her judgment.

But as a student, she also has patience and trust. She knows that Allah, The Most Compassionate, will grant her what she seeks if she is persistence. She pleads in her confusion, and wrestles again and again with the same problems—always in the name of Allah.

As she grows as a student, she also begins to grow as a master. Her patience and fortitude guide her through mastery as they did through naiveté.

As she becomes a master, she realizes evermore, that she will always be a student.