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Will take some ‘time off’ away from ‘Social Media’!

Dear friends,

Pray that all of you’re doing well, amen.

WordPress has given me a platform where I can share my writing with my loved ones, hone this craft, & to also give a glimpse of the life & the horrors that the author of those  words & creative work have been through, & I swear many times I didn’t like myself for sharing those horrors & pains with others, but certain days this seems like the only option that is out there.

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading both my creative work, & also about my pain/misfortune, it’s highly appreciated.

 

Sadly my life ain’t perfect & lovely at the moment,  hadn’t been for quite a long time, & just some days ago was MY BIRTHDAY during the holy month of RAMADAN, lots of things happened, & each time & during every incident one thing kept coming: ‘IS THIS THE LIFE OF MY DREAMS?’

 

I THINK MOST OF US WERE HANDED DOWN DREAMS THAT AREN’T OURS, & then comes the villains who manipulate us into walking down paths that are not meant for us, villains who bully us, commit atrocities against us, who want to see us SHRINK, BE CRIPPLED, villains who’d rather SEE US DEAD to the point that they have no shame saying into your face ‘BEING DEAD FOR YOU IS BETTER THAN BEING ALIVE!’

From time to time we need to make an assessment to see if we’re walking down the paths that will take us TO OUR DREAMS! This is very tough & your enemies will place tons of obstacles in your path & execute evil plots to distract you, but you’ve to CARRY ON!

 

So long my amigos, & you all mean the world to me.

 

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” 
 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amina Hussein

There’re those lines from a very famous Arabic poem that I remember in times when I find no one at all to talk to or to be beside me, then my mind goes back to the few very great human beings that were once upon time in my life whom many of them were the same age as my deceased grandparents, the lines from the poem are as follows:


سيذكرني قومي أذا جد جدهم وفي الليله الظلماء يفتقد البدر

 

The poet says : My people will remember me when the tides are so high and things are damn tough, for in dark nights people do miss the moon.

 

On a day like this I want to talk about my very kind neighbor  (Amina Hussein) whom was as  a grand mother  and friend  to me. Amina was in her 60’s or 70’s am not sure but she had the most youthful heart and soul any young person could ever have. I would go and sit beside her in front of her house or inside it and then we would chat about everything (Politics, love, life, people, me & everything in between).

Granny Amina Hussein may the lord bless her soul was like me an observer and deep thinker, she would sit there and record everything inside her brain and then surprise you with her vast analysis. She became suddenly ill, and I used to visit her at her house after work, and try to make her cheer up. Days before her death I went to visit her and was covering myself with a garment and she liked it very much, her eyes were shinning like a child who just found Ali-Baba cave full of candies, and she touched the garment saying it had been years since she had something similar, I asked her what was her favourite color? She told me, and I went to the market and bought her a more beautiful one than mine, days later Amina died, but I didn’t attend the funeral, I don’t go to funerals, and death in general breaks my heart.

 

She left me, I lost a granny and a very wise and kind friend. She left behind also her husband and kids, I didn’t know how to help her husband except by making a monthly small donation for him. He also died, after becoming ill, truth is he wasn’t himself after he lost his companion, in some way he died the day he lost his wife, and I regret not helping him better.

 

 

Selling One’s Soul

How far would you go for money?

What are you willing to sell in order for you to achieve your dreams?

I don’t want to sound philosophical or dictate for people their choices, but let me pretend that we are two friends thinking out loud together, tell you what, here is something better; let us pretend this is a session and am your shrink and let me ask you ‘Do you belong to those group of people who live by ‘Ends justifies the means?!’

Would you take any route and do any act to arrive to your destination at any cost?  & if so, can you live then knowing what you have become? Can you live by knowing what precious things you have sold to be Mr./Mrs Perfect Genius in the eyes of people who maybe behind your back despise, mock, belittle you and only pretend respecting you because they too are from your camp ‘Ends justifies the means!’

If you firmly believe in, and live by this phrase ‘Ends justifies the means.’ Did you  find it okay:

What Pharaoh did with Moses?

What Prophet Joseph’s siblings did to him?

What Cain did to Abel?

Did you read ‘East of Eden’? What do you think of that novel?!

Can we apply economics in matters of human values, ethics and morals, say like saying ‘ What am I willing to give up in order to get X or Y of things?!’, is that okay?!

The worst thing that can happen to a human being while they are alive is not loss of fortune, but loss of heart and conscience, the internal radar that helps us to navigate through life and helps us know right from wrong and evil from good.

Thank You

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to each & single friend who takes time to read,comment & like what I write.

I’m really grateful to all of you,& this really means the world for me. It gives me also a determination to better my style & write well each time.

Your every like,comment,follow,& the time you give to read what I post in the blog had made my heart burst with joy ,& last night it brought tears to my eyes.

I was told by someone who was making fun of my dream to write, that none will ever take into consideration what I have to write or say,YOU MY FRIENDS proved that man & every one who wants to belittle,mock & kill the dream inside any dreamer that THEY ARE WRONG.

Bless you & thank you my beautiful,kind & amazing AMIGOS.