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, December 23, 2007

Ordinary lives , The Bee Gees

There'll be one small light, all over the world tonight.
The search go on for the one, it was love with no name, and we glowed in the sun.
There was one small dream , incredible highs and lows, what little we knew living ordinary lives.
Made a dream for you, living ordinary lives.

Ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Ordinary people living ordinary lives.


We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.

The clock on the wall keeps moving, time stands still.
No matter how the dice may fall, someone else always gets to call the number

Say goodbye, cruel world.
No pity, no pain tonight.
Whatever the cost, all is lost.
And if it's love with no name, then it's all in the stars.
Whether it's wrong or right, there's no one to blame, no lies.
What else could we do, living ordinary lives.
Made a dream for you, living ordinary lives.

Ahh..
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.

We were ordinary people, what else could we do,
living ordinary lives.
Made a dream for you, living ordinary lives.

We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.
We were ordinary people living ordinary lives.


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