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, June 08, 2008

Un homme et une femme


It was in the early days of 1994, they were exam days, I never really cared; so ,instead of studying I watched the movie I've heared of for so long, and the next week I watched the sequel that was made 20 years later.That sunday night I watched this movie for the first, and last time for almost 14 years, it was magnificent, I was fascinated by the Photography, Music and the whole atmosphere of the movie. I liked it very much that I wonder now why do I always like love stories that never got a happy Ending !!. I mean if the love story ever got any happiness it would Never be in the end; no "Happily ever after! ". The end had to be a dramatic suffering for at least one of the two sides, to name a few back then there was Out of Africa, an all time favoirte of mine, The sun also rises, Aimez-vous Brhams, and Roman Holiday .... to be joined later in my life with movies like The Age of Innocence, Casablanca, The way we were, Anstasia and of course the Bridges of Madison County; funny thing i guess!. Any way I watched the movie breathlessly. It was GREAT, a Treat, though I couldn't fully realize why exactly, That's all I could say back then, Great. But now and after 14 years I realize the main thing in the movie was the feelings of the main characters, I don't know how to describe it but this way; their innerself transmitting ethereal feelings to us, the audience helped by music very well. They don't talk much, they just let us feel what they go through. Back then i watched the sequel that next week, it was made 20 years later in 1986, and i was shocked! All I can remember that I thought "Oh God, this is the difference between the 60s and the 80s !" It was, as far as I can remember, noisy with disturbing images and fast pace of life, and no real feelings, I never wanted to see it again.Now back to the 60s movie, i watched it again and wondered, why do some people let their past get into their future's way ! I mean is it deliberate, even if subconsiously, or is it really out of their hands ?? do I do that sometimes to myself, even not aware of it , or will I do it some day !? is it right all the way and in all cases , or is it wrong ?? or it depends!! and depends on what !? ... i don't know!


Jean Louis : In life , when something is not believebale or serious we'd say it's not like Cinema! , why do you think we don't take Cinema seriousely !?

Jean Louis : Anne, why did you tell me your husband is dead ?
Anne : He is, but not yet for me!

Jean Louis : They are hunters , no mercy for hunters!.

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