In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
To the Muslim Woman Standing on the Edge of the Persian Sea
Sometimes I wish I were a Muslim woman
Hiding in plain sight
A mask to cover me, keep me, and smother me
And guide me toward what I know is right
Like the safety of a lover's arms, you will cover my shame
Bless me, nourish me, teach me, and raise me, release me from all my shame.