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, January 25, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)


A masterpiece, crafted in a way that feels silky to me. It gets into the very deep of you, where you can't go easily yourself. I never thought when I read this movie's story or when I read few reviews that it would have this effect that I can't yet describe. Simply it made me cry in many moments, that were not supposed to be and weren't mostly sad; why?, because it touches your soul, a very dark corner in it that you might want to shed some light on a little more, to know you and what you want from life ... to know you and what you want to do in life. A must see for grownups, and a lovely sad one for them too!.



Benjamin Button: My name is Benjamin Button, and I was born under unusual circumstances. While everyone else was agin', I was gettin' younger... all alone.

Benjamin Button: I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is.
Daisy: Some things last.

Benjamin Button: Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss.

Benjamin Button: It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.

Benjamin Button: For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Benjamin Button: It's funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.

Benjamin Button: Momma? Momma? Some days, I feel different than the day before.
Queenie: Everyone feels different about themselves one way or another, but we all goin' the same way.

Mrs. Maple: Benjamin, we're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?

Captain Mike: You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could wear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.

Benjamin Button: Some nights, I'd have to sleep alone. I didn't mind, I would listen to the house breathin'. All those people sleepin'. I felt... safe.

Daisy: I promise you, I'll never lose myself to self-pity again.
Benjamin Button: [while the day begins] And I think, right there and then, she realized none of us is perfect forever.

Daisy: You're so young.
Benjamin Button: Only on the outside.

Benjamin Button: Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

A starting point

"The light at the end of the tunnel could be daylight -- or, maybe, an approaching train. Either way, it'll be here soon enough."

"The future,will soon be a thing of the past."


George Carlin, an american comedian

The blower's daughter, Damian Rice

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"And... Why So Serious?"


The playeful horrifying phrase of The Joker. He is quoting his drunk father, or so he says, asking in a very critical moment in the joker's life. and it became one famous movie quote.
Anyway, for the Joker's father, I guess the answer simply is we get Serious only when we Care, something neither the father nor the Joker would get. But that's a question from the comics world, in this real world it's ..........why Even serious!?? ~~

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

مانيفستو


هنا فى عالمى الخاص الدنيا هادية من فترة يمكن لأن معنديش حاجة أقولها وحتى لو عندى ، مش عارفة أو مش قادرة أو مش عاوزة أكتبها


إنما فى عالمى الحقيقى ... الدنيا مختلفة . إمبارح كنت أسوأ نسخة منى خلال 20 سنة .غضب و عصيان و تمرد وقسوة فى أقوى صورة وأسوأ صورة ومع إستعداد تام للتصعيد.
مع إشفاقى على نفسى من نتيجة التمرد و الغضب و القسوة دول فى المستقبل القريب أو البعيد أو الأتنين فأنا مش عاوزة أهدى الموقف مش مستعدة ولا متقبلة بالعكس نفسى أقدر أوصل لأقصى حد - أختفى تماما من داخل حدود العالم ده ، عالمى الحقيقى - بس شوية العقل اللى فاضلين بيقولوا لى ماينفعش....عاقلة قوى

انا بأكتب الكلام ده هنا بس كتسجيل لحالة ما أعرفش هاتوصلنى لحد فين . كان ممكن أكتبها بدون نشر وكان ممكن أكتبها فى أى مكان مفيش حد يلاحظه بس يمكن فعلا انا بقيت قاسية حتى على نفسى لدرجة ان مش هايهمنى رأى أى حد فيا

Thursday, January 15, 2009

2009

درس مـتأخـر

ذكـــاء ... ان يكون عندك بعد نظر ...قدرة على تحليل موقف حالى و تخيل احتمالات تداعياته قبل فترة من حدوثها و محاولة تفادى وضع خطر

غـبـاء ... انك برغم كده تقع فى الغلطة اللى تنبأت بها نتيجة لعدم قدرتك على التحكم والخضوع للإنفعال

الأدهى وقمة الغباء ... إنك تكرر الغلطة تاني


Friday, January 02, 2009

............And like that, poof. He's gone.

The Usual Suspects (1994)

Why this movie now? Because what happens to Egypt now considering Gaza issue reminded me of this phrase. Plus, I like the movie. No one can help being political now, I did it my way.




Verbal: Who is Keyser Soze?

Jeff Rabin: I'm telling you this guy is protected from up on high by the Prince of Darkness.

Fenster: They treat me like a criminal. I'll end up a criminal.
Hockney: You are a criminal.
Fenster: Why you gotta go and do that? I'm trying to make a point.

Kobayashi: One cannot be betrayed if one has no people.

[about Keyser Soze]
Verbal: Then he showed those men of will what will really was.

Verbal: A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself.

Dave Kujan: Do you believe in him, Verbal?
Verbal: Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

Dave Kujan: First day on the job, you know what I learned? How to spot a murderer. Let's say you arrest three guys for the same killing. You put them all in jail overnight. The next morning, whoever's sleeping is your man. You see, if you're guilty, you know you're caught, you get some rest, you let your guard down.

Dave Kujan: Man, you're a fucking slob.
Jeff Rabin: Yeah. It's got its own system though. It all makes sense when you look at it right. You just have to step back from it, you know? You want to see a real horror show, you should see my garage.

Verbal: [to Kujan] If I told you the Loch Ness monster hired me to hit the harbor, what would you say?

Dave Kujan: Of course, I can't prove this. But I can't prove the best part either... Dean Keaton was dead. Did you know that? He died in a fire two years ago during the investigation into the murder of a witness who was going to testify against him. Two people watched Dean Keaton walk into a warehouse he owned just before it blew up. They said he went in to check a leaking gas main. It blew up and took all of Dean Keaton with it. Within three months of the explosion, the two witnesses, they were dead. One killed himself in his car; the other fell down an open elevator shaft.

Verbal: It was Keyser Soze, Agent Kujan. I mean the Devil himself. How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?

McManus: There's nothing that can't be done.

Verbal: Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.