Good stuff: Look! Look how pretty!

Update: Link to bactrian’s site now fixt.

The other day I lifted a comment made at Ta-Nehisi Coates’s place in which Muslim-American commenter bactrian responded to Marty Peretz’s anti-Muslim rantings. I later updated with bactrian’s real name, and the fact that you’ll find some of his lovely photography here: Zenfolio / Ciruce A. Movahedi-Lankarani. And I urged everyone to take a look — as one does, with lovely things!

But really, why stop with a link? Why not post a picture?

Evening Repast at the Djemaa el Fna - Every night the Djemaa el Fna would fill up with food stalls where they prepared all manner of delicious things. The best meal of our entire trip was found here.

(And now you know why I think you should go look at the rest of them!).

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  1. dmf

     /  September 24, 2010

    thanks i will. for you and friday:

    The summer sun is nearly done
    Frost will follow soon
    Asters and chrysanthemums
    Light up the afternoon

    The dew is on long after dawn
    Mornings are a haze
    One swallow’s song is holding on
    In these fading sweet summer days.

    We flew across the ocean
    Some fell into the sea
    God will choose what we will lose
    Though we may disagree

    We come here to be mended
    That we may find our way
    We pray that there’s redemption
    In these fading sweet summer days

    Summer months comfort us
    The sun comes with sustenance
    We live for its lingering light

    Days slip away from us
    Katydids and crickets hush
    We drift into lengthening night.

    We were once our children
    Too soon they will be us
    All they ask, a simple task:
    “Remember how it was”.

    We hold them close, we let them go
    We watch them fly away
    And if we trust, they’ll come to us
    In these fading sweet summer days

    Stars they are innumerable
    We’ll never know them all
    But nature’s not immutable
    Every star will fall

    And one day, I’ll return to thee
    And all that will remain
    Is the beauty and the certainty
    of these fading sweet summer days

    “Sweet Summer Days” by Dennis Caraher

  2. Bob

     /  September 24, 2010

    You sure this isn’t simply one of the more Arab-influenced parts of the South Water Street market?

  3. zic

     /  September 24, 2010

    Hi Emily. TNC sent me.

    Don’t know why I waited until his urging; will you ever forgive me?

    And beautiful. The fabric’s hanging in the market in #6 of this series made me drool with desire.

    And the light throughout, ahhh. It takes patience to wait for that light.

  4. Marcos El Malo

     /  September 24, 2010

    OK, now you have my attention, too! This really really makes me want to do more traveling.

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