Wednesday, 30 July 2008


Remember Eve? She still comes to mind, less often than before, but as certain memories are triggered with scent, sound or season, Eve's memory is triggered by all Three, and today all three got together and flooded me like a sudden Tsunami, and swept me off to a distant time and place, funny how time catches up with you sometimes, even if you try to evade its border patrol! So today I was an illegal alien in the land of Eve, I wondered around and visited the Forbidden City, strolled in the narrow streets of Time, and watched people walk by, as time and place froze for a fraction of a second.

Eve is somewhere else though, and her scent is complimenting the season that sounds with birdsong wherever she goes, and where lilies bloom as she walks by. I'm still spellbound by her charm/curse, even after I've taken the antidote and thought I was healed, but some illnesses are persistent, they invade you and refuse to withdraw their forces even if you declare resistance; both armed and passive, whichever you decide to wage first.


  1. I've heard there will be more of Eve in the confessions.. :D

  2. Well Ammar I think its just better for you to declare your defeat : ) things then tend to be more enjoyable
    and maybe you will get a guided tour in the land of Eve

  3. Dima, you heard right!

    Tamara, if you look up the meaning of the title of the post you'll get the answer, I've actually had many guided tours in the land of Eve, but each guide has their own unexplored landmark within the land of Eve, and the enjoyable part is always trying to discover it.

    this sounded really weird when I read it, I mean Intellectually, in case someone decides to go somewhere else with their thoughts!

  4. Ammar

    I looked up the meaning, then read my comment and it sounded very stupid! and I'm afraid to say something else at the fear of sinking even deeper.

    Wish you all the best

  5. lol Tamara, don't worry about it, I'll make sure you stay afloat whenever you're around here, this is a no sink zone, like the dead sea, but with no salt and lots of living.

  6. i've just read your Eve post and became speechless...

    if Saudade is the basic drive behind these genius of all words, forever stay in such state! :)

    btw, when posting a comment the name/URL option isn't there.. was it removed on purpose?

  7. Bonbon Lover "great nickname btw"

    Well thank you, it actually was a gradual descent/ascent, depending on how'd like to view it, if you read the other posts under the label "Eve" you might see other states of mind, but this one is quite an interesting state of mind!

    I'm not sure why that is with the name/url thingy but I clicked on your name and it took me to your profile page, which has your url!

  8. When I read the first two words the other day, I said no way am not reading the rest, I know where this is going..Usually your posts trigger some "saudade" of my own..but the curiosity killed the cat!!

    I've looked up the meaning of the title, it's a world on its own..I liked this one: "It is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness."

  9. Well Noura besides the entertainment this blog provides it also moonlights as an educational tool for other cultures and their psyche! lol

  10. so we learnt a new word today boys (boys, being cells in da brain's learning center)... No More Blues.

    Wallahi from tough experience, I say the Blues hit when they want to hit. I believe we stay connected with that one person who has a special place in Heart. Some inexplicable feelings that come out of no where can be somehow linked to some State THEY are in. So I say, kill'em and get your freedom back, unless you fear they send you vibes from the Great Beyond... guess that's when living with the Blues can sound like a good idea after all. It's not good sending comments at 4:30am... it's hazy... who's that? Ammaar? you look different man...