Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So... I'm enrolled in an Arabic class right now. It's killing me, but I love it. It's an intense course, and it eats up every spare minute of my life, but I really couldn't be happier. I listened to a recitation of the Qur'an today, done by a child, and the sounds of this language are starting to be so beautiful to me. It just gave me chills. 

I'm very proud of myself this week, because I have now learned (after four weeks of too much of studying) the entire arabic alphabet. I can sing it and I can write it... 


and un-connected:

"It's only 28 letters," you say. "Surely it couldn't be that difficult." Well, I'm here to tell you that it is. It's very difficult. And very fun. I recommend it. 


  1. um, you made a blog?! huzzah!

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. that looks like how i would "handwrite" when i was a kid. haha.

  4. Fun that you're blogging. As for the arabic - WOW. I'm Canadian and I can't even figure out French.

  5. Way to go Bethany! That is SOO hard to do, I'm proud of you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY too...I know it's late but I love you just the same! HUGS!

  6. Just found your excited to be able to follow your fun adventures!! Never took Arabic only Hebrew, it is a big undertaking but you have great things ahead of you!!