Love, as some song-writer said, is a many-splendoured thing, and we’ve all faced one or more of those splendours at some point or the other in our lives.
The word I have for you today is one that, I think, transcends those splendours. It’s when you love someone so much, you cannot imagine a life without them. And so you wish that death might come for you before it comes for them.
Presenting Ya’burnee, an Arabic word that is the literal translation of the phrase, ‘You bury me.’
In other words, Ya’burnee describes the emotion of loving someone so much that one would rather die than lose that much loved person.
It reminds me of this quote from Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
Is there anyone you feel strongly Ya’burnee about?