For us, the whole year is like the month of Ramadan because we have to starve the whole day for food. So for us, it's not so difficult during Ramadan to fast. Everyone says Ramadan is the month of abstention but during Ramadan I feel very greedy for food when I see everyone else is eating especially good food at Iftar or Sehri time. I feel even hungrier and ravenous for some of that good food during Ramadan. I feel very weak and with no energy during Namaz time in the evening. Sometimes when I return from bazar after Namaz, I see tasty Iftars decorated in the street. I feel very greedy like a child. I don't know how we are managing fasting when we are eating only fermented water rice with salt at Sehri? The first night of Ramadan we only had some vegetables and rice which was what my wife managed to beg from our villagers. I don't even remember the last time when I ate an egg! I wish so much that I could eat rice with milk at least once during this Ramadan. But who will give me this heavenly food?
During the first Iftar we only had some puffed rice and green chilies.
We have been living with our daughter for the last five years. My daughter and her family are also very poor. I count myself so fortunate that at least one of my children gave us a place to stay and is at least trying to give us food when she cannot even manage three meals a day for her family.
If we could die, then our misery will be ended but as long we are alive we have to face our hunger. Becoming old is a curse; you become so very dependent even for food three times a day! Eating rice with water and salt and sometimes with dried chilies every day at this old age is very difficult! It feels very hard
to swallow sometimes. Baba, I cannot make you understand with words the anguish of insatiable hunger and a craving for some good food at this old age! _Abdul Rahim 80
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