PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Eid memories: 'The highs and lows of my childhood depended on the moon.' Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/662706/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend As a Muslim kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1990s, I had a really strong interest in astronomy. That's because my holidays off from school, which are the greatest reprieve for any child, followed a lunar cycle.