Ever get the sense that the cosmos chooses the right moment to provide a little guidance? I just heard about this thing called Bitcoin, and then I read this. Can’t be a coincidence. The only possible hiccup is that I was just about to put everything into tulip bulbs. I’ll flip a coin. (Yea, those are crumbs - I devoured that fortune cookie. I don’t like the taste, but seems like a sure jinx to spurn part of the fortune package.)
#fortunes#fortunecookie#bitcoin#tulipbulbs#warrenbuffet#hegotnothingonme (curious to see if the bitcoin hashtag prompts weird replies)
“Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them [...].” “What giants?” asked Sancho Panza. “The ones you can see over there,” answered his master, “with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long.” “Now look, your grace,” said Sancho, “what you see over there aren’t giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.”
“Obviously,” replied Don Quixote, “you don’t know much about adventures.” #quote by #migueldecervantes , #donquixote#windmills#leiden#molendevalk#adventures#destiny#fortunes#mindset#eveningstroll
The #Fear of Salāf from Istidrāj ( sudden seizure)
وَالَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
Those who #reject Our #Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, #lessons , #signs , #revelations , etc.), We shall gradually #seize them with punishment in ways they #perceive not.
وَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ
And I respite them; certainly My #Plan is strong.
It is reported upon the authority of Uqbāh ibn Aąmir رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: When you see Allāh جل وعلا gives good #fortunes to his #slaves who are always committing #sins (disobedient), know that the person is being given istidraj by Allāh جل وعلا." And then he recited the ayah "So, when they #forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the #gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them to #punishment , and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and #sorrows ." Imam Ahmąd ibn Hanbāl رحمه الله would fear for himself from being the Mustadrij, for he would say : أخاف أن يكون استدراجا.
اللهم إني أسألك قلب منيب، وأعوذ بك من قلب لا يخشع.... آمين
HOPE // FORTUNES + GESTALT acte III
Exposition de nouveaux portraits de ma série GESTALT en collaboration avec Nicolas Havette // LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ARLES 2018 - Programme associé // à partir du 2 juillet