Here we meet again…
This isn’t like my other attempts in shining in this virtual realm. I will organize my thoughts this time. I will jot down what’s relevant. And I will share the outcome sensibly. No hesitation, dwelling or empty notes-to-self are acceptable at this point. I WILL make something of my day-to-day life. Besides Mitra, colleague and friend, is probably just sick of me blurting out all my nonsense every morning over our early porridge-eating session in the pantry.
My name is Amna, and you could probably tell by now that I’m a hyphen-lover. I will be using WordPress as a space to exercise my mind, and as an outlet to the much self and mind- growth I’ve been going through lately. For the ones who know me and reading this, you’re wasting your time. For the ones who don’t, I sound exactly like I write.
[watch this space for great fun – not really]
Random Fact of the Day
From the Tumblr page of Fluffmugger: May 25th, 2013.
“Blood is thicker than water”, when used in the context of family over friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.
The true, full quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and refers to relationships forged by choice holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.
While pseudo-intellectuals in the age of Wiki attempt to attribute this phrase solely to Heinrich der Glîchezære’s “Reynard the fox” (the actual translation of which is “Kin-blood is not spoilt by water”) the true origin is decidedly older, in reference to three thousand year old Abrahamic blood covenant rituals, which would be used to seal alliances, proclaim loyalties, and bind people in a way seen as far stronger than filial relation.
The ritual held such incredible importance in the Middle East that it became a cornerstone of many religions – including Christianity, where the passion of the Christ essentially details his offering as a sacrificial lamb in the blood covenant between man and god in regards to the promise of the New Testament.