Two Quick Things and Happy Ramadan
Dear partners in crime:
On the first day of the holy month, while we continue to fester in place, I thought I'd share two very significant bits of information for your pleasure.
First, in a long awaited move, yrakha.com is now – finally – sultansseal.com. This marks a true threshold in the history of the site and my own. For the foreseeable future this remains a labour of love, but it is now definitely and irretrievably separate from its founder.
Secondly, I bought a mic. Combined with my mirrorless Canon, I discovered that a relative;y affordable contraption can actually make a very effective videography kit with which I intend to punish you by posting YouTube videos of me reading my work on a more or less regular basis. The first post-mic piece is "Sartre, My Father and Me", a 2011 personal essay that's proved popular through the years. Listen/watch in the charitable spirit of those blessed days if for no other reason. And please subscribe to my channel. Thank you.
As for Ramadan, which coincides not only with Covid-19 but also with a dust storm here in Cairo, I leave you with this beautiful alphabetical chart in the shape of a mosque with a dua and lanterns: