Engagement in Cairo by @g_willow

My friend G. Willow Wilson has her new book, Butterfly Mosque, excerpted in the NY Times.

Lives – Engagement in Cairo – NYTimes.com.

Marwa, a woman a year or two older than I, began reciting a prayer for her grandfather’s soul. The other girls cupped their hands in front of their faces. I did the same. It’s a strange feeling, praying into your hands, filling the air between them with words. We think of divinity as something infinitely big, but it is also infinitely small — the condensation of your breath on your palms, the ridges in your fingertips, the warm space between your shoulder and the shoulder next to you.