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)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007


Should i call 2007 a good or bad year in my life ? I've asked myself that question for about 2 weeks in December when i realized that i'll have to write my account for the year like i did last year. Then for some reasons i discarded the whole idea of writting it, then another decision for writting but not publishing it, a private account, then ........



If i have to call my 2007 i'd call it The RollerCoaster ride year. All is wonderful at one moment, the next it's all upside down, i cried of joy and fear, felt free and happy some times and felt totally captive and all tied up some other times; been imbalanced ,and i mean imbalanced, for so long; and for a tiny little while i cursed whatever brought me to such a ride.

Then when i got into a better condition, i thought no; it was ok, it was Good in fact. Nothing is Perfect, it's the quality of the good part of anything that makes us perceive it as perfect or near perfect or else .... a disaster. Looking at the bright side, i think the good part of this year was of a Good quality.

The most important thing i learned in 2007 was that i knew nothing about myself; which was strange, suprising and some times painful to discover. But looking at the course of events, i knew a little about Me. A human being is the most complicated thing on earth, really. And one wish for the next year(s) is that i can handle this creature i'd discovered, in a proper way !

I won't say if i hope for or regret anything about the days that went by or the days to come. I don't know about that, really; But i know i have such wonderful friends whome i wish to thank for what they did for me in 2007, and wish them all the happiness in the world in 2008 and the years to come.

7 comments:

desert rose said...

Bonne année à toi .....oui on espère toujours comme chaque début d'un nouvel an que chaque jour de notre vie sera pleine de succès, de sous (argents);),de surprises...oui... mais de belles surprises, d'amour ...oui... et pourquoi pas un vrai amour... mais surtout et toujours de la bonne santé. Si j'ai pas eu la chance de t'écrire un petit mot en 2007,voilà avec le 2ème jour de 2008 je te souhaite de tout mon coeur le BONHEUR que tu attends et surtout que tu mérites et juste parce que t'es une personne géniale,une amie que je peux jamais oublier de ma vie, on accorde pas ce mot 'amie' a n'importe qui , mais dès que le mot amitié passe par la tête on se rappelle de quelques personnes et on sent après la beauté de notre existence et surtout la beauté de la présence d'un "vrai" ami dans notre vie.

Mmm! said...

Oui on espère toujours :) ....... Merci chere Desert Rose,une belle rose dans ma vie, merci bien.

Mmm! said...

Et bonne annee a nous

Meshmesha said...

I agree my dear friend ! when we face situations we've never imagined ourselves in, we discover that we don't know enough about both our good and bad sides :)
We don't give ourselves the chance to listen to voices that come from deep deep inside. Perhaps because they remind us that we are weak humans, we have faults. Perhaps because they tell us the truth we might refuse to hear. I think it is better to know yourself and to learn how deal with the new "you". May be this one is better, who knows ;)

Mmm! said...

Yea , who knows !!!

Yasser_best said...

May all your days become bright and full of good news.
Each day teaches us a precious lesson on how to deal with life surprises, so we become wiser than before
:)

Mmm! said...

Well, i don't know doctor Yaseer, me and some of my friends wish we'd still be those naive fresh-graduate girls who didn't care much for the world like the world didn't care much for them. But i guess it's the price of getting older, you'll have to get wiser, or you'll be an Old fool !!

Anyway, you just inspired the next post:) and thank you for your warm wishes.

Happy New Year to you sir.