Monday, 19 November 2007

A Recap of Sorts

So I've been abstaining from blogging for almost a month, and today..I decided to break the silence and speak..actually type, about the things I saw and heard in the past month or so.

First of all, I turned 32, one day before the 90th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration "Happy Anniversary", 28 days before the 60th anniversary of the partition of Palestine, again..Happy Anniversary, and 19 days before the Parliamentary Elections in Jordan..Bon Appetite and a very Merry 50JDs, or more..depending on shatartak.

Tayeb, The weather in London has been extremely bad, raining all the Gene Kelly would've really relished the opportunity to really..Sing in The Rain, if it wasn't for his current disposition.

The other day, I watched a BBC documentary, -one of the signs of a healthy media- on the orphans in an Eastern European country, the programme was very disturbing, me, it was a real journey within, a journey within the human soul...or there lack of, the children were left for days, without human interaction or attention, as if their destitution and solitude weren't enough, leading them to literal insanity and short lives. Man can be a beast, I almost felt guilty watching them, and have no idea how their "care-takers" could look the reporter in the eye and claim that those children were in good care, Lying is one thing, but lying and believing it takes practice!

Hyde Park is nice these always is, but this time of the year has its magic, the trees are changing their coats and preparing for the mascarade of autumn, some are red, some yellow, others are bright orange, The ever brave squirrels still venture around the green pastures, and a certain one looked at me the other day as if he knew me, but despite my vigorous attempt at recalling his didn't ring a bell..or crack a nut for that matter, I might have been a squirrel in a past lifetime, or he/she was a human, who knows..we both might have been something else altogether!

I dreamt of Eve the other night, she visited me in my slumber, a more intimate setting than sobriety, she looked always, she smelt always; who knew one could dream of scents! She held my hand, and my temperature rose by 1.7 degrees or so, the best fever you can ever get is the one you get from a sublime world.


  1. Welcome back and Happy birthday! that was a very nice recap of your month, and it made me a little homesick for the UK. Clotted cream on scones with tea is a nice chill-abater.

  2. Thanks Kinzi, I know that you're Welsh/American/German/Jordanian, so being homesick for something isn't a surprise!!

  3. Ammar, yet, I hadn't thought of how being so internally fragmented leads to so much longing for something else!

  4. Happy Birthday Ammar,
    mish 3arfeh a7ki welcome back aw la2, i was in a lost state and lost track of my blogging activity.

    i liked this post though, especially the dream.
    i'm having issues with scents recently, fa that is close to me now:)

    read you more and around yala

  5. Thank you Lubna, ya sitti its always a pleasure to see you around, funny how you seem to drop by whenever there's a scenty post!

  6. Ammar

    happy birthday ! as I told you, you can write about the weather and still get our attention : )

  7. Tamara, I'll take your word for it, thanks for the always nice compliments.

    Lubna, seems you can smell the posts, quite tricky but certainly a formidable talent!

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