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)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Listening, David Hallyday


I must have waited 20 years to listen to this song once again, and I think i'm about to listen to it in 15 min. or so. Checking its lyrics for the first time I knew I was right 20 years ago, though not that good in english back then, but, it was something, and it is something :)


Listening
After all the years I would not hear, I'm listening
As I'm lookin' into eyes so clear and deep,
I see, the story is comin' together
Chapters end and start again...

By Listening
To the only one who understands the man I am
With love enough to let go of the past
I ask, and all my wrongs are forgiven
I can do the same for you

If you
Listen to my eyes
Listen to your heart
Never let the world's noise
Get louder than your own voice

Listen to my touch
Then touch the way you feel
You only hear
What is real

By listening
Like the mountain lets the ocean slowly move him
Or the way your body's moving mine
In time, this dance will go on forever
Without a sound, we turn around...
Listening

Listening
After all the years I would not hear, I'm listening
As I'm lookin' into eyes so clear and deep,
I see-the story comin' together
I know in time this dance will go on forever
Chapters end and start again
By
Listening

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