It is seldom that I pause and watch life without a deadline to meet. Here is what I saw from late Asr through Maghrib by the oceanside in Ramadan.
before Asr, a butterfly busy with honey
The lone fisherbird preparing for Iftaar as the sun dips slowly in the west
The lone bird, is nervous in my presence
Water sink for Bird wudu
Congregational Iftaar with the gulls facing Qibla and just waiting
Some doing wudu?
Some fly to check out the dinner
...............But mostly they wait patiently
Suddenly the sun dips and there is a commotion, the birds are in flight and diving for fish enbloc it is time to open the fast, I too must run
I look back at the birds in flight with the food in their beaks
Maghrib in all its splendor as I head for home
May Allah give us the sabr of these birds who sat patiently infront of fresh food and waited for Iftaar.