Don’t let your sins silence your heart from calling out to its Lord
It was said to [The Prophet’s grandson] Al-Hassan: "Is not the servant [of God] ashamed of sinning and then repenting, and then sinning again and then again repenting?"
He [Al-Hassan] said: “Satan wants exactly that. Never stop making repentance.”
- Ibn Rajab, Jami’ Al-Ulum
Sahih Muslim Book 34, #6447, on the Authority of Umm ul Mu’mineen ‘Aisha (radiAllahu ‘anhu)
This hadith speaks of a man who engages in argument simply to showcase his superiority and proficiency in argument, ie to please his own ego as opposed to establishing and distributing the Haqq.
Hey, what happened to my chair?
Can we talk about this? “It’s good to be missed” “Well you were gone”. If that isn’t two people in pain about not being each others primary person anymore then I don’t know. Sherlock demonstrates his loss by redecorating. By removing the physical evidence of the space that John used to occupy, but that space is now so incredibly empty. And he doesn’t reply with his usual “oh, sentiment?”. Instead he forces John to face what he did. He left. “You were gone.”
Once Mary shoots Sherlock and Sherlock forces her to reveal her secret to John the chair returns. I think Sherlock hopes that John will, once again, occupy that space. And I don’t know what John will have to go through to find his way back to Baker Street, but I do know that in this scene he still felt that it was his space, his chair, his person. These are two people hurting for the loss of the other and they are unable to express it in a way that could help them find their way back together. For now.
Degrees of Emotion
It annoys me to no end when people have a bad day and talk about how “depressed" they are. So, I made some emotional scales. These show the extremes of emotions and the most minimal state of the emotion.
These are wonderful for writers~