ـ "... إن فى الإنسان منطقة عجيبة سحيقة لا تصل إليها الفضيلة ولا الرذيلة ، ولا تشع فيها شمس العقل والإرادة ، ولا ينطق لسان المنطق ، ولا تطاع القوانين والأوضاع ، ولا تتداول فيها لغة أو تستخدم كلمة ... إنما هى مملكة نائية عن عالم الألفاظ والمعاني ... كل مافيها شفاف هفاف يأتي بالأعاجيب فى طرفة عين ... يكفي أن ترن فى أرجائها نبرة ، أو تبرق لمحة ، أو ينشر شذا عطر ، حتى يتصاعد من أعماقها فى لحظة من الإحساسات والصور والذكريات ، ما يهز كياننا ويفتح نفوسنا على أشياء لا قبل لنا بوصفها ، ولا بتجسيدها ، ولو لجأ إلى أدق العبارات و أبرع اللغات ... " ـ

توفيق الحكيم

Within man lies a deep wondrous spot, to which neither virtue nor vice can reach. Upon which the sun of reason and will never rises. In which the mouth of logic never speaks, the laws and rules are never obeyed, and not a language is used nor a word is ever spoken.
It is a distant Kingdom, beyond words and meanings. With everything is a sheer murmur offering wonders in a blink. From the depths of which, suffice a single tone or a flash of mind or a scent of a perfum, to allow rise of emotions, pictures and memories, a rising that will shake our being and open ourselves to things we can neither describe nor materialize even if we used the most refined of phrases or the most skillful of languages.

Tawfiq Al-Hakim.
(My humble transalation of the arabic text)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Dark Side - 1


Well, another reason that caused my early return to posting is a situation i put myself into today , But was assisted and initiated in the first place by someone else. Apart from the situation itself , the other party brought up the term "The Dark Side".

The dark side inside each and every one of us, always the dark side we hide from people, most of the time, and maybe, if we are clever enough, all the time !! This same dark side we sometimes tend to neglect if we notice, and conceal from ourselves if we're not brave enough to face, or at least admit the existance of.



Today, i even wondered what would be the limit between being brave to admit it and rude or nasty to declare it !! I'm not judging anything, i just wondered, and still searching for the answer about this question !.

This dark side can involve thoughts, ideas, or even actions that we really don't want other people to know about. Specially , the people who most like or idolize us , or people we simply benefit from them liking our ideal picture. A quick example that came to my mind just now, Princess Diana, having a lover!, just to revenge her husband's another dark secret, both hiding it from a Nation !!! In this case , admiting it, i admit, was nasty, i don't consider it was bravery, but it's just my opinion.

But then again, i admit i was shocked when i read Tawfiq Al Hakim's own confessions of let's say , relations, and yet i never considered it that nasty !!! Why ?! i never really understood this , maybe because i like him, that's all, or maybe i have a dark side that looks at these matters of life in different ways, depending on what , i don't really know.

I suppose this is a topic that really makes me think, which is something i like, so , I know for a fact that i'll come again to this Dark Side.

2 comments:

Yasser_best said...

Well, this is your best post..until now!
That is only because you have more to say
Back to your post, we cannot judge others for their dark side..since we all have one and because it may not be dark after all
I mean, what you call "dark side" may be considered something natural in terms of someone else
Besides, who we are to judge others? We should learn the concept of tolerance, understanding and openness..otherwise, we may lose our friends, beloved ones or even ourselves

Mmm! said...

Dr. Yasser

Thank you first

Agree that we should learne to tolerate the different other, but, another big question pops-up, how different can or sould we tolerate ?!