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, July 15, 2008

Empire of the Sun ... that coming of age


Watched the movie last friday's morning. For me it's always the right movie to watch. Except for this time, it was the right movie ... in exactly the wrong time. The movie is about a kid who lives his coming-of-age during the years of WWII in a prisoners' camp in Shanghai.
The night before I had an emotionally strong conversation ... discussion!. for like three hours I was talking ... arguing, mocking, and maybe ... caring . Through that argument/discussion maybe I was discovering that i'm having "my own" come of age. I have learned alot through the past year or two, about me, some facts of life, understood things i've read for years and thought that I understood fully back then, I even learned a thing or two about language, Arabic language that is. My life became complicatd -or maybe i'm just imagining - in certain aspects of it. I became more un-tamed somehow -and I would'nt say wild- , and at the same time I came to learn to be more diplomatic, the problem is, mostly a Cynical diplomat !!.
I don't know, but watching the movie the mornig after was a nerves straining experience to me, for almost an hour into the movie I could've screamed and cried and I don't know why exactly. It was hard, still, I Love this movie.

2 comments:

ashwin said...

luv the movie n even more yer writeup.........job well dun

Mmm! said...

Well thank you , i'm flattered. and thanx for leaving a comment.