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)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pandora, and the flying Dutchman

Well , apart from feeling furious or stressed or sad for the past couple of days, I had a treat for the eyes. I've watched the movie starring Ava Gardner and James Mason :)))))))))) Yes , and I was just thinking, what was all that beauty on earth !!!!! and without any plastic surgeries too ;)

Ava Gardner, well, once called the world's most beautiful animal !!. I think enough is said, this title can never fit anyone else I think. she wasn't exactly the fineest actress here but was delighteful to see. especially with her very elegant gowns. superb :D:D :D

as Per James Mason, well, He is the sum of it all in one man. Always a happy event for me to see him in a movie, sharp & gentle, cold as ice & passionate, sarcastic & discreet, evil & kind. and one more charactaristic that characterized all the leading men in the 40s-50s , not a single wrinkle in the suit :D :D. I mean what kind of fabrics they used to have back then ? :D :D
anyway that wasn't his best performance too.
Still I loved to see them both on screen :)

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