wait what


In some countries, poorer countries especially, people used to get a bit sad when they had guests, because they had to feed them from their own food which was already scarce.
There’s a saying I read long ago which reminds us beautifully:
"Be not sorrowful of the guest, he eats of his own sustenance, but from your table spread”
Meaning: the food he eats as a guest was never your food, it was always written for him by Allaah, he is just eating his food from your table.

the virgin suicides by jeffrey eugenides