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, March 22, 2009

Mireille & Patrick

Mireille is the great Mireille Mathieu, a legendary french singer, for me personally she is special because I knew her looks and voice before I even can say her name, she looked exactly like an older friend who spoke french too so I tied them together for many years, I loved her voice very much and till my mid 20s she was the BEST french female singer to me. In my childhood she was The Lady, my first and maybe only childhood Lady Model, why? I don't know may be because she spoke french. I liked her 'Rrrrrrr' very much ever since :)
And Patrick, he is Patrick Duffy, for the children of end of 1970s and start of 1980s like me , we all watched The Man From Atlantis, a T.V. series that personally made me stare in amusement and affected, maybe till now, the way I swam. At the age of 6,7 or 8 at the max I can say that he was one very early man model I liked :) funny, I don't feel like that now at all. Anyway for Patrick I never knew his name till I was in my 20s I think, when I looked the man from atlantis series info. I just memoriezed the series name for years, though I didn't know it's meaning back then. One day I will have the complete set of episodes to watch again :)
Why did I remember those two people, Because of a song that I was reminded of in a blog post a while ago, a song they sang together, a song that I watched as a little girl, never knew it's name and never understood a word of it, I was too young to do; and I forgot it completely till I heard it again today, But I remembered the music and them together in it. It's been more than 25 years since I last watched it I guess. But now I can understand evry word and I can say that they are good words, a great meaning if it's ever realised. Unfortunatly the song version on youtube is not complete till the end, but I hope whoever listens to it will like it. The song is

Together we're strong (1983)

Patrick Duffy:
A great man once said,
"Winter never fails to turn into Spring"
I know we are so different, you and I
When we are together, even a cold December
Feels like the middle of May

Mireille Mathieu:
You are the night, I am the day You are the star that shows the way You are the instrument I play You are the words I long to say
PD:You are the land, I am the sea
You are in counterpoint to me
And we agree to disagree

BOTH:No need to lie

MM: I only know when we're apart
PD: Together we're strong
MM: I only live with half a heart
PD: Together we're strong
MM: I need your hand to play my card
PD: Together we're strong

BOTH: We can't go wrong
BOTH: Together we're strong

MM: And now we know just what to do
PD: Together we're strong
MM: And how we get all meaning through
PD: Together we're strong
MM: We're only one when we are two
PD: Together we're strong

BOTH:Together we're strong

MM: Together we're strong
MM: Together we're strong Together we're strong We can't go wrong And every time your eyes meet mine I feel the world fall into line I'm passing on that good luck sign

BOTH: Let's keep hanging on
And now we know just what to do
And how we get all meaning through
We're only one when we are two
Together we're strong

MM: And I will always try to understand you
PD: I'll be there if you should need me
MM: Plan you in my life
PD: There's so much we can share with each other
MM: But if we say goodbye, it's not forever
PD: I can't lose you now I've found you
MM: I need you in my life
PD: 'Cause now you're in my life

PD: And together we're strong
There are so many ways of looking at the world
Everyone has a different dream
Yours may not be the same as mine
But when we're together
We can make them all come true

MM: You are the night, I am the day
PD: Together we're strong
MM: You are the star that shows the way
PD: Together we're strong
MM: You are the instrument I play
PD: Together we're strong
MM: You are the words I long to say
PD: Together we're strong
MM: Together we're strong
PD: You are the land I am the sea
MM: Together we're strong
PD: You are in counterpoint to me
MM: Together we're strong
PD: And we agree to disagree

BOTH: No need to lie

MM: You are the night, I am the day
PD: Together we're strong
MM: You are the star that shows the way
PD: Together we're strong
MM: You are the music to my song
PD: Together we're strong

BOTH: Together we're strong
PD: Together we're strong
BOTH: Together we're strong
PD: Together we're strong

A rollback

When I decided to stop blogging back in January, It wasn't a quick decision. I had already felt that I can't write anything that seemed good to me for many months, and it was devastating to see that I can't even think and have one good idea or feeling expressed. The decision was about to be finalized in last November but for some reasons I decided not to do it then. By Jan. it was very hard to go on, and so I decided to stop.
Such a decision was not easy for me to take, this blog means alot to me ... and did alot to me, it was always a good relief from this exhaustig world. Meshmesha, my friend, she knew that and so she was shocked that I took this action. Well, I couldn't pretend that I felt ok with my posts, no matter how they looked, I was never the same person who blogged a year or even six months earlier, it was no fun or relief like before!. It's the feeling that mattered I guess, not the looks.
And since January, I hated more and more the feeling that I can't trap a thought for more than 5 minutes, litterally. It seemed to me that I am runing away from my own thoughts, maybe I did and maybe I really have nothing that matters to think about, or maybe I dismiss them and then pretend that I have nothing to think about, I don't know. Whatever it was the real reason for this state, I was sure that I'll never be able to come back, Even if I wanted to.
But an hour ago a nostalgic post I read on a blog, with one song made me smile again and think of something that I can and want to write about ... I think I may never return in the same frequency as before, or even this rollback may fail, either way I'll give it a try.