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)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Candy , Robbie Williams

A few years back and though I liked his voice, I hated his very shocking song videos and so I disliked him. But as the years went by, I now feel sorry for him, He is a great artist, a wonderful voice and A tormented soul. And I learned to listen to his songs not watch them any way :)

now here is one of his latest and a one that I can show without being hesitant ! I loved it all in all :)




and Robbie, I hope you'll find your guiding light to the release the pain in you .

Inside the Actors studio

One new hobby of mine now is to watch videos of a american TV program that I don't know if it's still airing or not ( just hit me this thought that I haven't googled the program ) . The program is called Inside the actors studio and it basically is an interview between the presenter James Lipton and a distinguished actor in front of the members of the Actors Studio program's students in which the actor talks freely about his life and career  and finally answers some questions asked by some of the students .
Personally I like to read bios and to learn from people's experiences and being a fan of cinema too it was normal I think to fall in love with the program . I've watched several episodes of it  on YouTube but one episode made me want to write about my experience with the program. Martin Scorsese , probably because he was the only non-actor in the group of episodes that I've listened to,  and so he came as a complete surprise. a delightful surprise in fact as my favorite director has turned out to be a great great person who amused me through out his episode.

I'm embedding the link of Scorsese's episode here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFlTozyvrng

And then there is the thoughts that had me when I watched each episode of the program , Oh my God , they are in the core the same people like me and you, we are all Human ... America, British,  man, woman , young, old, white, black, or mixed race.....  Angelina Jolie the little rebel rich & famous american girl who thought that she had a miserable life until the moment she met real misery in Vietnam and then turned to be a much much better person, The poor young Italian american Al Pacino who had to leave school because he had to work because he and his mother needed money, and the young american "Jim Cary" who's life collapsed when his father was fired at fifty and they had to move and live in a caravan ! who tried and tried and tried until finally he mad it to Hollywood, and years of training made him one of the world's funniest men. There is Liza Minneli who is sure that her mother didn't commit suicide and Jane Fonda who at last made her father proud of her On a Golden Pond. There is Val Kilmer who is down to earth and also has like ALL the genes from all the continents on earth  !! and Robert Redford who never betrays his image that he reflects on screen , the integrated American guy at his best. There is Betty White who believes that her beloved husband will meet her on the pearly gates of Heaven and Michelle Pfeifer who is actually not very comfortable doing love scenes . All I can say is that it was a good experience to watch some episodes of this program really :).