I am a traveller

Old man with stick

It was said to Al-Shafi’ee, ‘Why are you prone to holding a stick but you are not weak?!’ He said, ‘To remind myself that I am a traveller (from this world).’

[Tahdhib Al-Asma’ wal Lughat, 1/55]

…and some of us are living as though we’ll be here forever!

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