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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Slipping out the back door of the party of life, ensuring the other guests do not have to agonize about your choice.

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Calm Down

My lord, you have not given me what I was longing for even the bare minimum. You have made my fate in comparison with my hopes and wishes like a lantern among outnumbered stars. Glory be to God whether he gives or withholds. I am thankful that you have guided me towards wisdom. Grateful for... Continue Reading →

We Are The Scum Of The Earth

That beautiful woman with curly hair has been deserted for more than sixty years. She is sitting on the floor, pent-up, bare with consternation. Before her eyes, there is a slaughtered sheep. It was brutally killed as it was, reportedly, rabid. There are two dogs. Ostensibly, they are making love but this is far away... Continue Reading →

Shams Tabrizi

It is never late to ask yourself "Am I ready to change my life, am I ready to change myself?". However old we are, whatever we went through, it is always possible to reborn. If each day is a copy of the last one, what a pity! Every breath is a chance to reborn. But... Continue Reading →

Hocus Pocus

Before the Arab Spring, we thought there were no individuals in the Middle East. This was the prologue of a book about the Middle East before and after revolutions. This sentence was nothing but the reality. We are not the luckiest on earth, except those in North Korea, as we can emigrate to another country.... Continue Reading →

The Last Quarter of 2019

I have only three months to change some things in my life. First and foremost, I will look more at the mirror praising my facial features and challenging myself. Yes. I accept who I am, but I can be better. Three months to go on a vegan diet sounds good! Secondly, let bygones be bygones,... Continue Reading →

Illusory

Hello Omar, I am Christin, When I read your message, I smiled once, and grieved twice. Smiled because of women's instinct to like flirtation and compliments even if they deny it. And grieved twice, once over you, and once over me. It is the curse of beauty, Omar! The curse that kills everyone. It inflicts... Continue Reading →

Greedy Bellies, Hungry Hearts

Romanticism and materialism are by-products of categorisation, conflicts, wars, order, races, etc. Greedy bellies have converted us into mere expats fleeing from that suffocating periphery. Living up to people's expectations causes greed, whilst we grow expats because social norms insist on leaving us adrift. Human psyche is easily acquainted with, but still difficult to be... Continue Reading →

Rumi

The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles. When anything is sold, soul gets given in the cash: people waiting at a door. A ladder leaning on a roof, someone climbing down. The market square bright with understanding. Listening opens its amazed mouth.

Restoration Of Saudi Women’s Entitlement

Saudi women are finally allowed to travel on their own. In a place where relics and traditions overshadow religions and its essence. Before Islam, women were goods and chattels inherited after their master's death. They were concubines, dispossessed, dependants,etc, until Islam came down. However, it sounds nomadic lifestyle outstrips even holy scriptures. Can I travel... Continue Reading →

A Solo Journey

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may... Continue Reading →

An Outcast

“These displaced persons are mostly unwanted where they fled from; unwanted where they are, in refugee camps; and unwanted where they want to go.” “With the exception of those born in refugee camps, every refugee used to have a life. It doesn’t matter whether you were a physician in Bosnia or a goat herder in... Continue Reading →

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